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Pets & Animals | pets and animals

Tarantula Hawk Wasp Has the 2nd Most Painful Bug Sting in the World–but Tarantulas Get It Worse

She usually won’t sting you unless provoked, but if she does, you’ll probably wish she hadn’t. Unlike the ...

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

Two Dogs Rescued From Brownsville, Texas, Parking Lot - The Dodo

Two dogs were found as strays in a fast food restaurant parking lot in Brownsville, Texas, and rescued by Animal Aid Brigade in Houston.

Pets & Animals | Man's Best Friend

Why Fireworks Scare Some Dogs But Not Others

Canine scientists investigate why loud sounds cause some dogs to lose their cool and offer insight on effective treatment

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Dolphin swims up boat, greets owner's dogs in viral video

The Facebook video, posted by Magen Peigelbeck, shows the dolphin as it slowly approaches the boat nestled near the Isle of Hope Marina on Saturday. 

Pets & Animals | Other Kinds Of Animals

Animal Care Workers Reveal How They Weigh Their Little Pals In 41 Cute Pictures

Ever wondered how zookeepers weigh koalas, pandas, zebras, giraffes, and penguins? Well, I did. Bored Panda has got an answer in this compilation which is too cute for zoo.

Pets & Animals | Other Kinds Of Animals

Koala and Wombat Become 'Best of Friends' While in Isolation at Australian Zoo

Elsa the koala and Hope the wombat joey spent two months in isolation together during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shut down

Pets & Animals | pets and animals

Mexico Seizes Illegal Shipment Containing 15,000 Live Turtles to Be Delivered to China

Mexican authorities uncovered an illegal shipment of 15,053 freshwater turtles inside 158 wooden crates last month. The illegal ...

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

What Do Pets See When They Watch Television? | Mental Floss

Dogs and cats can sometimes seem very intrigued by your latest binge-watch. But are they seeing what we're seeing?

Pets & Animals | Animals

20 Fun Facts About Penguins We Didn’t Learn in Biology Class

Few of us are lucky enough to see these clumsy tuxedo-wearing birds in nature, and it’s probably hard to find someone who doesn't dream of seeing penguin parents with their cute little chicks waddling across the cold blue ice. Thanks to wildlife photo

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Do Dogs Get Headaches? | Mental Floss

Dogs and humans share some of the same central neural pathways. Does that mean they need blackout curtains for crippling headaches, too?

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

19 Pet Quarantine Projects To Keep You Busy And Your Pets Entertained

*immediately pins the cat-sized <i>Bob's Burgers</i> joint to Pinterest board*

Pets & Animals | Other Kinds Of Animals

Tips for Watching Backyard Wildlife | Mental Floss

You don't need to climb mountains to find nature. Get to know your local animals with these 10 tips for backyard wildlife watching.

News | Animal Links

Pup In The Rye: Dogs Go Through 'Teenage Angst' Just Like Humans - Study Finds

Teenage angst is considered a rite of passage, at least among humans, but a new study finds that dogs tend to get pretty stand-offish during their "teenage" years as well.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Virginia Tech Awards Moose the Therapy Dog With Honorary Doctorate

After supporting staff and students at Virginia Tech for six years, Moose the Therapy Dog received his honorary doctorate during a virtual commencement ceremony on May 15.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Woman Working From Home Teaches Her Dogs The New Ground Rules - The Dodo

"Now that I’m at home, they are constantly coming into my office and putting tennis balls on my lap."

Pets & Animals | Other Kinds Of Animals

Adorable photos of animals meeting each other at zoos and aquariums to get you through the week

From penguins and whales to orangutans and otters, new friendships are blossoming at zoos and aquariums around the world.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

Why Do Dogs Walk in Circles Before Lying Down?

Have you ever noticed your dog turning in circles before lying down for the night? This curious canine behavior has a little something to do with evolution.

Pets & Animals | Man's Best Friend

Dogs might be able to detect coronavirus in humans, researchers say

Like medical detection dogs that can sniff out cancer or Parkinson's, canines might be able to help with rapid, non-invasive screening for coronavirus.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

82 People Share Their "Dumbest Dog" Stories On Twitter

We like to think that our dogs are the smartest, most adorable, friendliest creatures on Earth. But even the greatest doggo geniuses have dumb moments, and some canines seem like they’re born as giant floofy derps.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

30 Times Dogs Turned Out To Be A Different Breed Than The Owners Anticipated

From believing they got a cocker spaniel to being sure of raising a wiener dog, these people got heckin’ bamboozled!

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Dog and cat Google searches surge to new high during COVID-19 crisis

Have you blindly typed "cat" or "dog" into Google lately? So has everyone else.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Cats and Dogs Up For Adoption Are Finding Homes with Quarantined Americans - The New York Times

Shelters across the United States are reporting a rise in foster applications as people seek out a friend to ride out the coronavirus crisis with.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Pets on conference calls, napping on laptops, stealing socks and social distancing with us

We asked Coloradans to send us photos of their pets during the quarantine. Here they are social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Adorable Dog Insists On Petting Other Dogs At Daycare, And The Confused Pups Just Accept It

Ruby, a German shorthaired pointer, became an internet sensation because she shows her affection for other dogs by petting them!

Pets & Animals | Animals!

These Dolphins Have Lost Their Minds With Excitement At The Sight Of A Sloth

With their temporary closing, the sleepy sloth named Chico was treated to an eye-opening adventure through the Gulf of Mexico exhibits. Turns out, the dolphins

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

Free Busch Beer for Fostering or Adopting a Shelter Dog | Mental Floss

If getting to play with a lovable pup isn’t enough of an incentive to foster or adopt a shelter dog, Busch is throwing in a bonus.

Pets & Animals | Animals

40 Most Wholesome Rescue Pet Photos Of The Month | Bored Panda

Here are some pictures of rescue animals who haven’t known their new families for long, but are already pretty sure they’re going to fit in just fine.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

Social distancing also applies to pets during coronavirus pandemic, veterinarian says

As the world is adapting to the new restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, a veterinarian says people should also be taking precautions when it comes to pets.

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

Animal Shelters Seek People To Foster Pets During Coronavirus Pandemic – CBS Los Angeles

Social distancing got you feeling a bit lonely these days? If you've ever thought about fostering a pet, this is the time to do it.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Tennessee ‘hero’ dog dies after saving family from deadly tornado | ABC 14 News

Related Posts Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and chief fundraiser lover go… Body cam shows police helping mother celebrate… There’s a reason dogs are called man’s best friend. Pastor Darrin Crockett’s family miraculously survived Tuesday morning’s t

Pets & Animals | Other Kinds Of Animals

What's the Difference Between Horses and Ponies?

Knowing your equines is no mere horseplay. Here's how to tell the difference between horses, ponies, and even miniature horses.

Pets & Animals | Animals

NY pizzeria plugs adoptable dogs on pizza boxes

A pizzeria in Amherst, N.Y. has partnered with SPCA in Niagara to raise awareness of adoptable dogs at its shelter.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Mississippi Hotel That Lets Guests Foster a Dog During Their Stay Has Found Forever Homes for 60 Pups

At the Home2 Suites by Hilton in D'Iberville, Mississippi, guests can care for foster dogs and even take them home.

Pets & Animals | pets and animals

A pilot brought up a bear cub - Amazing story of friendship between a bear and a man - YouTube

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

37 Genius Pet Products That Must Have Been Invented By A Dog Whisperer

Dogs enrich our lives in the most amazing ways. Whether you refer to them as your best friend or your fur baby, the basis of your relationship is unconditional love. So, of course, when you love your pup that much, you only want the best for them…

Pets & Animals | Interesting Animal Stories

German Shepherd Treads Water for 11 Hours to Rescue Owner | PEOPLE.com

Heidi the German shepherd was named honorary police dog for the day by officers in Moreton Bay, Australia

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Does Your Dog Put His Paw on You? This Is What He's Trying to Tell You | MyRecipes | MyRecipes

You shower your dog with all kinds of affection—but are you ever unsure whether your dog really loves you back? This simple act may be your answer.

Pets & Animals | Animals

8 tips for adopting your dog or cat soul mate | Best Friends Animal Society

Pet matchmaking advice from experts at Best Friends on how to find the dog or cat of your dreams

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

The internet demands justice for Daniel, the Westminster Dog Show's real winner

The internet is upset that Siba the poodle won the Westminster Dog Show's Best in Show over Daniel the golden retriever, using the hashtag #DanielWasRobbed.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Every kennel empty at KC shelter after Chiefs player sponsors all adoptable dogs | 13 WTHR Indianapolis

All dogs have been adopted at a Kansas City shelter thanks to Chiefs' defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi.

Pets & Animals | Animals

A Man Paid For A $6 Million Superbowl Ad For A Vet Clinic That Saved His Dog's Life -

Most of us would do just about anything for our pets, and David MacNeil is no different. David is the founder and CEO of the company WeatherTech, which makes car accessories, and when his golden retriever, Scout, was diagnosed with cancer, David knew he h

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

New Law May Give Tax Break For People Who Adopt Animals

A new law under consideration in New York State would give up to a $125 tax credit per pet for owners who adopt animals from shelters.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Why Dogs Twitch in Their Sleep

Dogs dream during the REM cycle of sleep just like humans do, and the results can be quite adorable.

Pets & Animals | pets and animals

A home surveillance camera captured 5 mountain lions, typically solitary animals, hanging out together - CNN

None of California's wildlife biologists could recall ever seeing five mountain lions together in the same photo or video.

Family & Parenting | Kid's

This 9-year-Old "Sells" His Custom Pet Paintings For Food and Supplies For Animal Shelters

By Mayukh Saha / Truth Theory Even the youngest of us can make a sea change in society only if we have the determination and dedication …

News | Animal Links

Restoring eucalyptus trees to secure a future for koalas

IFAW and Bangalow Koalas held a eucalyptus tree planting event to secure habitat for koalas.

Pets & Animals | Animals

7 Year Old Named ‘Kid Of The Year’ After Rescuing More Than 1,300 Dogs - Healthy Food House

“Dogs don’t need to be in a shelter, they need to do things.” This compassionate boy will warm your heart and soul. We all have a dream to pursue in life, and a mission to complete. However, not many of us are aware of it at the age of four. Yet, at this

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Why Did Non-Kosher Animals Become Jewish Names?

This seems strange, since the sages place great significance on a
person’s name.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Hate to Watch a Movie That Involves a Sad Dog Plot? This Website Can Warn You Ahead of Time

Nothing ruins movie night faster than seeing a fictitious animal harmed. Now you can screen movies and television to make sure the good boy lives.

News | Israel Around The World

Jerusalem Zoo sends money to help fire-injured animals in Australia | The Jerusalem post

The money collected will be used to buy medical supplies in Australia, which will be sent to volunteers currently helping wildlife.

News | Animal Links

Turtle Power: Giant Tortoises Have Strong Memories, High Intelligence

A new study suggests that both the overall brain power and memory skills of giant tortoises have been greatly underestimated.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Family adopts neglected dog after she wandered into their home

The dog, now known as Suzy, had no chip and was malnourished and injured.

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

Corona del Mar dog gets critical surgery with help from social media - Los Angeles Times

With only enough money set aside for rent and not knowing what else to do, Gypsi's owner reached out for help on Nextdoor.

Pets & Animals | pets and animals

Health Risks of Common Pests

Pests such as mice, rats, squirrels, raccoons, or bats in your home or yard can carry health risks. Learn the risks and how to get rid of the pest.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Animal cruelty now a federal crime after Trump signs bipartisan bill into law

A bipartisan bill that makes animal cruelty a federal crime has passed Congress, and the president signed it into law on Monday. 

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Calculate Your Dog's Age With This New, Improved Formula

A study of the epigenetic clock in Labradors shows calculating a dog's age is much more complicated than just multiplying by seven

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

Nobody came for grace, frightened 14 weeks old pup living in kill shelter - Saving Dogs Life

SHE HAPPIEST LITTLE GIRL ON THE PLANET IS OUT OF TIME - SHOULD HAPPY EQUAL DEATH??? ... Adopted and returned after ONE day - being "too hype...

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

'Lost Species' of Tiny, Rabbit-Sized Deer Photographed in Vietnam for the First Time in 30 Years

The silver-backed chevrotain is one of the most unusual animals on Earth, and scientists had feared it was extinct. But new photographs prove that it's alive in the woods of Vietnam.

Politics | Politics

The Senate passes a bill that makes animal cruelty a federal felony

The Senate has unanimously passed a bill that makes animal cruelty a federal felony.

Pets & Animals | pets and animals

One Million Cannibal Ants Trapped in Soviet Nuclear Bunker Have Escaped

The ants had fallen down a ventilation pipe and survived for years by feasting on their nestmates corpses.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

13 Jaw-Dropping Facts About Hummingbirds

These fascinating facts and photos are bound to make you adore them even more! Learn some interesting facts about quirky hummingbirds.

Pets & Animals | pets and animals

Indiana woman found dead with python wrapped around her neck, 140 snakes in 'reptile home,' police say | Fox News

A woman in Indiana was found dead Wednesday with a snake wrapped around her neck in a home that was apparently set up to collect reptiles, according to officials. 

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Hidden Camera Captures Dogs Arriving At Their Doggy Daycare

When Laken Molly Richardson first opened Two Brown Dogs Doggy Daycare in New Zealand a year ago, she was hoping to create a fun, safe space for dogs to relax and play. She now has about 15 dogs show up each day — and every single one of them is always SO excited to be there.

Pets & Animals | pets and animals

House passes bill to make animal cruelty a federal felony

A bill that makes animal cruelty a federal felony was unanimously passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Euthanasia Rates in Animal Shelters Are Plummeting—Here's Why | Mental Floss

Animal shelters in major American cities have seen a vast increase in adoption rates in the past decade.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Dog Breaks Through Neighbor's Fence - The Dodo

“It made me happy to see them so happy. Just neighbors being neighborly.”

Pets & Animals | Animals

Snakehead fish that can breathe air, survive on land found in Georgia

An invasive northern snakehead fish was found in a pond, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division confirmed.

Pets & Animals | Animals

One-year-old puppy was found trapped under wreckage of Hurricane Dorian

"It's a miracle this little dog had the will to live and to survive in the conditions he was in," founder of Big Dog Ranch Rescue Lauree Simmons said.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Fox Finds Phone Secretly Recording Him And Decides To Take Revenge

“Tip, do not set up a phone to film a secret spot or else you'll be digging through woods for 20 minutes ...”

Pets & Animals | pets and animals

Rodent anyone? Louisiana company turns invasive swamp rodents into dog treats | Fox News

The state of Louisiana is upping the bounty on Nutria rodents that devour and ruin thousands of acres of marshland in coastal Louisiana yearly. As marshland disappears, coastal Louisiana has become increasingly vulnerable to the effects of major storms wh

Family & Parenting | Kids

The Right Age to Get a Family Pet

Experts weigh in on the signs your kid is ready for a family pet.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

Creator of Labradoodles Says He Unleashed 'Frankenstein’s Monster'

Three decades ago, while working at the Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia, Wally Conron bred a guide dog that could live in a household with a blind woman and her dog-allergic husband. Almost immediately he realized that his creation, the labradoo

Books | Books

What Does It Mean When a Dog Licks You?

Does your dog’s excessive licking ever leave you wondering, “What does it mean when a dog licks you?” Don't worry, we've got the answers.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

10 Wily Facts About Coyotes | Mental Floss

Coyotes that live in the eastern United States are hybrids with both dog and wolf DNA. Here are some more facts about the resourceful predator.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

18 Best Dog Breeds for Kids

Kids and dogs have an almost-magical connection with each other—provided you've landed on the right breed. These are the best dog breeds for families.

Family & Parenting | Kids

How do you find water bears (tardigrades) in the wild? | The Kid Should See This

Tardigrades (also called water bears or moss piglets) refer to over 1,150 species of microscopic aquatic animals that can be found in moss, ferns,

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Do Bears Really Love Honey? | Mental Floss

If your experience with bears is largely limited to reading Winnie the Pooh as a kid, you might think that these fuzzy mammals will do anything to get their gigantic paws on a jar of honey.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

15 Everyday Habits of Great Dog Owners | Taste of Home

Are you a good owner or a GREAT one? Check and see how many of these habits you're already doing.

News | Animal Links

Owning a Dog (or a Pet!) Improves Heart Health

Researchers say that pet owners in general seem to be in better cardiovascular health, but dog owners were a cut above the rest.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Miniature Horses Now Included on the List of Service Animals Airlines Must Allow to Fly | Mental Floss

Your next flight may include a mini horse riding in coach, thanks to new service animal guidelines released by the Department of Transportation.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Tardigrades that crash-landed on the moon may still be alive, but they’re not having fun | Popular Science

The moon is a barren place, but every so often humanity sends it some visitors. Most recently, the dusty rock received a rather large delegation of Earth’s toughest living critters.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Human-sized penguin discovered in Waipara

The fossilised bones of Crossvallia waiparensis were found by amateur palaeontologist Leigh Love at the Waipara Greensand fossil site in North Canterbury last year.

Pets & Animals | pets and animals

'Like ... a horror movie': Camper saves family of 4 from savage wolf attack - SFGate

It was about half past midnight when Russ Fee woke up to the sound of frantic shouts coming from a campsite next to his in Canada's Banff National Park. From within his tent, he listened, quickly discerning that the voices belonged to a man and a woman. T

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

Delaware Becomes First No-Kill State for Animal Shelters

Delaware is making history as the first and only no-kill animal shelter state in the country, according to Best Friends Animal Society, a non-profit animal welfare organization.

Pets & Animals | pets and animals

Animal friendships change with the weather in African savanna | Science | AAAS

Dry weather drives some herbivores apart, but rain and wildebeests can bring them back together

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Feds announce new guidelines for service and emotional support animals on planes - CNNPolitics

Airlines are prohibited from banning specific breeds of dogs on board flights as service or emotional support animals, the US Transportation Department said Thursday, amid controversy over safety and passengers abusing the policies for emotional support a

Pets & Animals | Animals!

You really shouldn’t declaw your cat. Do this instead. | Popular Science

Declawing a cat can lead to much bigger problems than scratched furniture. Read on.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

People Just Can't Get Enough Of This Adorably Unique-Looking Dog - The Dodo

"Some people think I used a permanent pen to draw his eyebrow or Photoshopped his face."

Pets & Animals | pets and animals

Where the Sharks Are (and What to Do If You're Attacked): An Expert Q&A

The Discovery Channel’s annual “Shark Week” has been feeding America’s shark obsession since 1988. With shows spotlighting gruesome ...

Pets & Animals | Other Kinds Of Animals

Therapy Ponies Are Bringing ‘Comfort and Joy’ to Dementia Patients | Mental Floss

The latest superstar emotional support animals are a herd of Shetland ponies visiting patients in Scotland.

Pets & Animals | pets and animals

Hilarious pics show deer sitting alongside cows, convinced it's one of them | Fox News

A wildlife photographer has captured remarkable pictures of a deer sitting in the British countryside alongside a herd of cows, convinced it is one of them.

Pets & Animals | pets and animals

Gators have taste for Florida Man, according to science

Gator bites have become more common as the gator population has boomed. A lot of the time, the gators aren't sure what they're biting and back off, study finds.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Traveling with your dog? Advice on how to do it from people who pulled it off

Recently, Erin Glock and her husband moved from upstate New York to Salt Lake City, Utah with their two golden retrievers, Sammy and Charlie. “That meant a 32-hour drive, and we were determined to drive about 10 hours a day,” she says. They decided…

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Dog Neutering Has Health Risks for Certain Breeds - The Atlantic

A growing body of research has documented the health risks of getting certain breeds fixed early—so why aren’t shelters changing their policies?

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

12-Year-Old Is Making Bow Ties for Shelter Dogs In Order To Help Them Find Their Forever Homes

According to Beaux and Paws founder Darius Brown, it’s hard to resist adopting a shelter dog wearing a bow tie.

News | Animal Links

Stress Lessens from Just 10 Minutes of Time with Animals

Researchers from Washington State University have found objective, physiological evidence that just 10 minutes spent petting a cat or dog will lower stress levels.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Vet Issues Warning About Fly Bites On Dogs

A vet has warned dog owners over the dangers of fly bites which appear as large red blotches on the skin and what to do if you notice your dog has been bitten.

Pets & Animals | pets and animals

Shark attacks are more common in the Atlantic Ocean

Although incidents have been declining in recent years, news coverage remains high.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Little Blue Senior Dog Found Roaming The Streets All Alone - The Dodo

“We were mystified, but our vet helped us figure out the blue color (we think)"

Pets & Animals | pets and animals

Free birds: Bald eagles stir U.S. patriotism as web-cam ...

USA-JULYFOURTH/ (PIX):Free birds: Bald eagles stir U.S. patriotism as web-cam stars

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Why Are Octopuses So Smart? - The Atlantic

A new hypothesis suggests that their vaunted intelligence and short-lived, solitary nature are all linked to a fourth trait.

Pets & Animals | pets and animals

Inside horrors of Yulin dog festival where animals are boiled ALIVE to make stew - World News - Mirror Online

WARNING - DISTRESSING CONTENT: The defenceless dogs whimper and howl in terror before they are boiled and burned alive at the festival in China

Pets & Animals | Dogs & Other Animals

Treat Your Very Good Dog to An Adorable Hawaiian Shirt This Summer | Mental Floss

Expawlorer's whimsical Hawaiian shirt for dogs is made for summer playtime with your pup, who deserves an extra belly rub for staying on top of seasonal trends.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

This Smart Tag Is an Essential Fourth of July Accessory for Dogs Afraid of Fireworks | Mental Floss

In addition to keeping your dog calm during fireworks shows this Fourth of July, a smartphone-connected pet tag will help you keep track of them.