How four-legged friends help buffer loss of a spouse

2019-10-02 18:45

Dealing with the death of a loved one, or even a divorce? A furry, four-legged friend can help ease the pain.

6 weird things your cat does, explained by experts

2019-09-10 18:04

From bringing you dead birds to "making biscuits" with their paws, cats are quite a mystery. Here's the explanation behind common feline activities.

6 signs your cat secretly hates you

2019-08-09 15:29

Truth is, if your cat really doesn't like you very much they're probably dropping some hints through their body language and behaviors.

20 hysterical photos of dogs taken at the wrong time

2019-08-04 11:04

These photos may have been taken when the pups weren't striking their best poses, but they prove that even unflattering photos of dogs are adorable.

Meet Debit and Credit - the office kittens that have gone viral

2019-07-06 13:59

Debit and Credit aren't typically concepts you'd expect to go viral, but when they're the names of two adorable office kittens, all bets are off.

8 signs that your pet is lonely and how to help

2019-06-19 16:05

Excessive hair loss and fur damage may indicate boredom, loneliness and even severe separation anxiety among household pets, according to experts.

How to tell if you're actually ready to have multiple pets

2019-06-04 13:03

Becoming a multi-pet household is a big deal. Here's how to tell if you're ready to own multiple pets, whether it be cats, dogs, or other animals.

11 tips for bringing home a new pet

2019-05-27 11:12

Bringing home a new pet can be as stressful as it is exciting. We rounded up some tips from pet experts.

The supposed origins of 18 popular dog breed names

2019-05-04 13:08

From pugs and bloodhounds to pit bulls and beagles, here's how some of the most popular dog breeds may have gotten their names.

These kids and their dogs are adorbs

2019-04-29 12:43

These babies and their pets are so adorable they will brighten your day.


An art student trained her pet rat to make paintings with his feet — and it's delightful

2019-09-24 09:08

Pictures of Darius and his artwork have gone viral on Twitter and Tumblr. His owner Amalie Markota Andersen told Insider that it makes her happy.

Bunnies are wreaking havoc on a California city: 'We all thought it was pretty cute at first'

2019-08-19 09:23

Residents believe the bunnies are descendants of escaped pets, which got loose in December.

A YouTuber is defending herself after accidentally uploading raw footage showing her hitting and appearing to spit on her dog

2019-08-08 17:02

Houts issued an apology to fans on Twitter, saying that she was having a bad week and that she's not an animal abuser "in any way, shape, or form".

WATCH: Why 'wellness' is the buzzword in an increasingly crowded pet food industry

2019-07-20 14:49

A desire for health and premium-quality food will drive competition in the increasingly dog-eat-dog pet space.

A dog with 'fainting goat syndrome' freezes and falls down when he gets excited, and nobody can figure out why

2019-06-21 11:31

Peter the cocker spaniel has a neurological condition, similar to that of Mytonic goats, where he occasionally becomes temporarily paralysed.

Father dies after saving his 5-year-old daughter from dog attack

2019-06-05 13:40

An American dad was fatally injured after saving his five-year-old daughter from being mauled by a dog.

Tourists in Japan are flocking to 'otter cafés,' but there's evidence that the animals are illegally taken from the wild and kept in small cages

2019-05-30 13:39

A new documentary shows evidence that many otters found in cafés in Japan are kept in small cages without water or suitable food.

Beloved family dog 'lucky to be alive' after vets removed 117 hair ties from his stomach

2019-05-26 15:12

A distraught family has issued a warning about the dangers of hair ties after its much-loved pooch was nearly killed when eating 117 of them.

5 things to consider before adopting a furry friend

2019-04-30 13:11

Today marks National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day and as part of the celebration Hill’s Pet Care Centre wants to educate South Africans about the importance of visiting your local animal shelter.

Too many pets are packing on too many pounds

2019-04-26 16:15

Pets actually suffer when they're overweight. A fat pet is not a happy pet, according to research.

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