Pets

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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Some Sphynx cats may look like mangled bags of brains, but these so-ugly-they're-cute-cats are among the friendliest of felines.

By John Perritano

The dog days of adolescence are tough on humans. But what about our four-legged friends? Do they deal with similar hormonal changes as they age?

By Meg Sparwath

Rabbits sure are cute – they're smart, curious and crafty, but they definitely need some special care.

By Jesslyn Shields

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Some people believe dogs need a full complement of yearly vaccinations and some don't think they need any at all.

By John Perritano

To most people, dogs are sweet and cuddly, but for some, they're terrifying. However, there are treatments to get over this phobia and most involve hanging out with a dog.

By Jesslyn Shields

Humans experience a wide range of emotions, but what about dogs? Do they ever get embarrassed by things their humans force them to do?

By John Perritano

The American Association of Feline Practitioners wants you to know there's a better way to feed your kitty than just filling his bowl and leaving him to gorge as he pleases.

By John Perritano

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If you walk your dog on a retractable dog leash, you need to read this article before you or your four-legged friend wind up hurt.

By John Perritano

People often hear if a dog's nose is dry, the dog is sick. If that's true, does a wet nose signal a healthy dog?

By John Perritano

Ceramic and plastic bowls, especially, have been shown to breed E. coli, salmonella and even MRSA.

By John Perritano

And the smellier the better. But nobody seems to be able to figure out why they do it.

By John Perritano

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A new study shows that our beloved four-legged friends are moved to action when they see us in emotional distress.

By John Perritano

Slipping your dog a little human food once in a while is fine, but be aware that some human foods are toxic to Fido.

By John Perritano

Your dog might even 'trance' — and you have no earthly idea what he's doing. We assure you, he's not the only one.

By John Perritano

Ancient American dogs were decimated when the Europeans arrived. But these pre-Columbian dogs did leave behind a lasting legacy.

By Mark Mancini

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Since there seem to be no scientific studies one way or another on whether dogs know when we're photographing them, we have to rely on anecdotal evidence.

By John Perritano

If your pooch has an emergency, chances are he could need a blood transfusion. So where exactly does the blood he gets come from?

By John Perritano

Bloodhounds, with their floppy skin and gangly ears, are the quintessential tracking dogs, and there's good reason.

By John Perritano

Dogs are more than man's best friend. They've also helped out with the Cuban Missile Crisis, joined the Russian space program and discovered a rare archaeological find. And at least one was promoted to sergeant.

By John Perritano

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We live in a sharing economy. And a pet-loving economy. So what happens when the two worlds collide?

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Some airline passengers have tried to skip paying pet fees on planes by claiming their dogs, cats or even pigs are emotional support animals. But a new ruling has put an end to that.

By Alia Hoyt

If it wasn't for Tesla's cat, we might not have electricity in our homes.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Anxiety-reducing thunder shirts can help calm frightened dogs and other pets.

By Carrie Tatro

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Are they sick? Hungry? Thirsty? Or do they just like the way the stuff tastes?

By John Perritano

It may not be in your state, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea.

By Cherise Threewitt