Pets

Whether you’re a loving pet parent, are thinking of getting one, or are just an animal lover, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got the answers to your pet questions and advice, fascinating facts about your favourite creatures, and, yes, cute pictures.

A Few (Ironclad!) Guidelines for Speaking to My Senior Basset Hound

To inquire about my pet’s mortality is akin to approaching someone sitting on a bench with their granny and saying,...


11 Subtle Signs Your Cat Is Depressed

Is your aloof, fickle feline just being a cat? Or is there something more going on? Here's how to tell.


Why Are All Calico Cats Female?

We asked veterinarians to explain why all calico cats are born female, and received some fascinating insight into feline genetics....


10 Silent Signs Your Dog Is Depressed

While dogs can’t tell you exactly what they’re feeling, they can still show behaviours similar to human depression. If your...


10 Secrets Your Dog’s Tail is Trying to Tell You

Think your pup's wagging tail means he's happy to see you? Maybe. Or maybe he's just not into you. Here...


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15 Signs Your Cat Is Secretly Mad at You

Think your cat is purring because she's happy to see you? Not always! Cats are the queens of mixed messages—here's...


You’ve Been Misdiagnosing Your Pet The Whole Time, Vets Say

Google is good at a lot of things. Diagnosing your pet isn't one of them.


15 Signs Your Dog Is Secretly Mad at You

No, they won't slam doors or yell at you, but there are definite indicators that your pooch is angry with...

16 Ways Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think

When it comes to intelligence, dogs are at the head of the class.


How to Tell What Your Dog is Thinking, According to a Dog Behaviour Expert

Reading a pup’s body language requires experience and expert guidance. Zazie Todd, a dog trainer and founder of the blog...



10 Warning Signs of Cancer in Cats That Every Owner Should Know

Many cancer symptoms in cats are subtle and can be caused by another condition, but if you notice any of...


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Here’s the Real Reason Your Dog Freaks Out During a Thunderstorm

The air feels heavy and humid. The sky grows dark. By the time you hear the first crash of thunder,...


When Did Wild Poodles Roam the Earth?

They say there's no such thing as a stupid question, but we couldn't help but wonder, "Did poodles ever exist...


7 Dog Breeds That Bark the Most (and Why)

Several breeds are known for barking, and unless you aim to purchase a watchdog, you may want to take this...


13 Things You Should Know About Canadian Pet Stores

These tips from Canadian pet store employees will help you make the best choices for your furriest family member.

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Ask The Expert: Should I Stop My Dog From Eating Goose Droppings?

Sure, it's gross, but just how unhealthy is it for a dog to eat goose droppings? Our dog expert weighs...


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The Real Reason Why Dogs Stick Their Heads Out of Car Windows

Wondering why a dog loves speeding down the highway when it balks at a little playful ear-blowing? The science behind...


The 5 Least Intelligent Dog Breeds in North America

Not all dogs are created equal, and these adorable pups come up a little short in the smarts department. Here...


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6 Things to Know Before Owning a Puppy

Before owning a puppy, take the time to read through this list of must-know fur baby facts.


3 Funny Pet Stories That Prove We’ll Do Anything for Our Favourite Animals

Love can make you do crazy things—and as these pet stories show, the bond between humans and animals is no...

7 Reasons Every Kid Should Grow Up with a Big Dog

When it comes to dogs, the bigger, the better.


These Are 4 Sure Signs Your Dog Trusts You

How close are you really to your furry best friend?


4 Strange Cat Behaviours and What They Really Mean

Why do cats cry early in the morning (or all the time), roll like dogs on their backs, or ignore...


3 Ways to Choose the Perfect Kennel for Your Pets

There are many things you need to consider when choosing a kennel for your pet. Here are three you should...


10 More Things You Didn’t Know About Dogs

Ever wondered how long the average dog lives for? Here are 10 essential facts about man's best friend, guaranteed to...


10 Least Popular Dog Breeds

Do you know which dog breeds are the least popular? From the Komondor to Otterhounds, check out this surprising list...