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Why Doesn’t My Dog... Sleep at Night?
Is your dog pacing the floor at night? Dr. Marty Becker shares tips for managing canine insomnia. Read More >
Formerly Abused Beagle Joins U.S. Customs
After a shelter saved him from abuse and neglect, Murray was adopted by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and joined their Beagle Brigade. Read More >
Pet Scoop: Dog Saved From Burning Apartment, Abused Beagle Joins U.S. Customs
March 24, 2017: We've scoured the Web to find the best and most compelling animal stories, videos and photos. And it's all right here. Read More >
Sink Your Teeth Into These 10 Feline Dental Must-Knows
Editor’s note: Have you seen the new Catster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting area of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our March/April 2017 issue. Click here to subscribe to Catster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. The teeth are important structures in cats. They serve a number …
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11 Stylish Ways to Dogify Your Home Décor
Just because there is fur on your sweater and paw prints all over your car, that doesn’t mean you want your entire house to scream “I’m a crazy dog person!” When it comes to modern décor, less can be more. So consider adding just one or two of these to your home for a look that’s …
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Is There Such a Thing as Inappropriate Cat Behavior?
It’s frustrating when cats avoid using litter boxes, play war games or yowl throughout the night. Frequently, people label these behaviors and other disagreeable ones “inappropriate.” Although these activities are unpleasant, they aren’t inappropriate — a more suitable description is “unappreciated.” From the cats perspective, the behaviors are appropriate for the situation. Cats have legitimate reasons for what they …
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These 4 Dogs Are the Ultimate Overachievers, As Their Long Lists of Titles Prove
Varied associations, including the American Kennel Club and the North American Flyball Association, award titles to dogs for specific accomplishments. As new sports develop, so do corresponding titling systems. For example, the AKC just launched a Trick Dog Titling program. Ready, Set, Trick! Wins at dog (conformation) shows lead to titles too. Consider the Westminster Best …
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5 Reasons a Bichon Frise Might Be the Right Dog Breed for You
Learn about the Bichon Frise, a small dog who's often charming, affectionate and can enjoy being the center of attention. Read More >
18-Year-Old Dog Gets Happy New Home
When Julep's owner died and the family couldn’t take her in, the 18-year-old dog wound up at the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C. Read More >
Pet Scoop: Biden the Puppy Meets Former V.P., 18-Year-Old Dog Gets Happy New Home
Former Vice President Joe Biden meets Biden the Golden Retriever puppy, an 18-year-old dog surrendered to a Washington shelter has a happy ending, Bank the Thai sea turtle dies after having 915 coins removed and more animal news. Read More >
The Finicky Cat: Diet Can Help Cats With Urinary Problems
Editor’s note: Have you seen the new Catster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting area of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our March/April 2017 issue. Click here to subscribe to Catster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. You could be a genuine lifesaver to your cat just by …
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5 Ways Cuddling on the Couch Can Help Keep Your Dog Healthy
We used to have a rule that dogs aren’t allowed on the furniture. It was a grand effort to keep shedding hair confined to the floor, and allow the people of the house a place to sit. (At one time, we had as many as six dogs. That’s a sofa-full!) Our French Bulldog Louie has …
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8 Cats Who Seriously Need a Cup of Coffee
Some people like to start the day with a nice cuppa joe — me included. I think I started drinking coffee in high school, and I have never changed the way I drink it: black, and the stronger the better. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy a nice mocha latte now and again, but …
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7 Things New Puppy Owners May Not Realize
Anyone with a puppy for the first time (or a puppy for the first time in a long time) is in for a few surprises. Here are 7 common things that surprise new puppy owners. Read More >
AKC Names the Top 10 Dog Breeds in America
The American Kennel Club announced its list of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. — and the Labrador Retriever has retained its No. 1 spot for the 26th consecutive year. Read More >
Pet Scoop: Service Pup Named for WWII Vet, AKC Names America’s Top Dog Breeds
A service puppy is named for a 100-year-old WWII veteran in Texas, the AKC reveals the Lab was the top dog breed again in 2016, an abused shelter dog saves a 3-year-old girl's life and more animal news. Read More >
A Certified Grief Coach Talks to Us About “Kitty Hospice”
Your sweet cat is nearing the end of her life, and you’re beside yourself with grief. What do you do? How long do you have with her? What can you do to prolong her life? Should you prolong her life? Saying hello to a cat inevitably means we’ll have to say goodbye, but that doesn’t …
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Why I Bought a Puppy From a Breeder Instead of Adopting From a Rescue or Shelter
Happy National Puppy Day! I’m not sure what the proper way is to celebrate, but having a 12-week-old puppy in the house probably does the trick! After months of (secret) planning, my partner and I recently brought home our newest fur baby — a Newfoundland puppy we named Sirius! From the moment we announced Sirius’ arrival …
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6 Things My Cats Do in Secret When I’m Not Home
Cats can be pretty predictable. They eat, play, groom themselves and sleep … and boy do they sleep. Did you know that cats sleep an average of 12 to 16 hours a day? No surprise, right? So when we’re not home, chances are they’re crashed somewhere sawing logs until we come home to fill their …
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