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Pets make wonderful companions. Learn how to take care of pets, read about common pet behavior issues and injuries and pick up general pet care tips.

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The Lowdown on the Lion-like Leonberger

At between 120 and 170 pounds, you might expect the massive Leonberger to be aggressive and hard to handle — turns out, they're intelligent, gentle and sensitive family dogs.

How Often Should You Bathe Your Dog?

All dogs need baths. But how often? And can you bathe them too much?

Why Do Cats Need to Knead?

This quirky, but endearing, behavior — also known as 'making biscuits' — is common in all domestic cats. But what is your cat saying when she's mixing dough on your belly?

Ragdoll Cats Are the Floppiest, Friendliest Felines Around

The ragdoll habit of turning floppy in their owners' arms is one of the breed's most endearing trademarks. And those eyes ...

How to Give Your Dog CPR

It's one of your worst nightmares. Your dog isn't breathing and you can't find his pulse. Do you know what to do to save his life?

What's the Best Way to Leash Your Dog?

Retractable leashes, martingale collars, slip leads, harnesses, choke chains – this dog walking business is way more complicated than you thought. So, with all the options out there, what is the best way to leash your dog?

Bengal Cats Are Mini Leopard Hybrid Housecats

A hybrid cross between a small Asian leopard cat and a domestic cat, the Bengal cat will keep you busy with its intelligence and active personality. It may even shower with you.

Why Dogs Love Belly Rubs, Cats Not So Much

The way to a dog's heart is definitely through a belly rub, but just touching a cat's belly will probably get you a back-leg rabbit kick and a painful vise of teeth and claws.

How Did the Goldfish Become Everyone's First Pet?

Goldfish may seem like an easy starter pet, but they do require some basic care so they don't end up in the toilet a few weeks later! We talk with an expert about the three steps every goldfish owner should take.

Exotic or Exploited? The Controversial Savannah Cat

What do you get when you mix a domestic cat with a wild African serval cat? You get a Savannah cat, which turns out to be a very beautiful but very controversial kitty.

The Battle of the Big Cats: Maine Coon vs. Norwegian Forest

The Maine Coon and the Norwegian Forest are both plus-size breeds of cat, but what are the differences between these feline behemoths?

Do Dogs Have Belly Buttons?

The belly button is pretty obvious on a human. But what about a dog? Do they have one and if so, where in the world is it?

Can You Be Allergic to a Hypoallergenic Dog?

Any dog lover with allergies knows that the two just don't mix. So which dog breeds are best if you're allergic and still want a four-legged friend?

8 Facts About Persian Cats, Kings of the Lap-Nappers

Persians are famous for their long hair and snub noses. But this is no aloof kitty – they're so friendly, breeders refer to them as "dog cats."

12 Regal Facts About Siamese Cats

Affectionate and haughty at the same time, the Siamese cat exudes an air of mystery. But it still loves to follow you around.

The British Shorthair Is a Round-faced 'Teddy Bear Cat'

According to some sources, Lewis Carroll based the smiling Cheshire Cat from his 1865 novel "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" on the British Shorthair.

What's the Difference Between an Alaskan Malamute and a Husky?

There are two types of huskies and they both look an awful lot like malamutes, so it's no wonder people can't tell them apart.

Munchkin Cats: The Wiener Dogs of the Feline World

The most remarkable feature of a Munchkin cat is its short legs, though most litters have both normal-legged kittens and short-legged kittens.

Ferrets Are Mischievous, Loyal, Affectionate Pets

Be prepared to ferret-proof your house! These guys are smart and creative little explorers requiring serious adult supervision.

How the Shar-Pei Got Its Wrinkles

The Shar-Pei is one of the most unusual looking dogs around — that is, if you can find the dog under all those adorable wrinkles.

Maine Coon Cats: Gentle Giants of the Feline World

Known as the dogs of the cat world, Maine Coons are intelligent, eager to please and love water.

The Joys of Living With Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are small, social and way better than hamsters.

Tuxedos, Tabbies and Torties: How to Tell These Housecats Apart

The ordinary housecat never seems to get the credit it deserves, even though 95 percent of cats in the U.S. are not purebred. Still these cats have distinctive markings to distinguish them from each other.

7 Lovely Facts About Lovebirds

Lovebirds make great pets either alone or in pairs and flourish when they're shown lots of affection.

A Calico Cat Wears a Coat of Many Colors

Kittens inherit their coats from their mothers, and no two calico cats look alike. Not even twins.

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