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10 Things You Didn't Know About Cats And Dogs

David Grimm | Posted 07.07.2014 | Science
David Grimm

When you spend four years researching a book on dogs and cats, you learn some surprising things.

Year of the Cat

Leslie Goshko | Posted 06.22.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

In a world that focuses on instant gratification, I try to remind myself that things take time. Hey, I started out as a little guy myself. I didn't grow into this buff, handsome fella overnight -- it took time.

How To Live In The Present? Look To Your Pet

OWN | Posted 04.12.2014 | OWN

Dogs and cats can help reduce loneliness, provide a nonjudgmental source of companionship and enrich their owners' lives. According to author Eckhart ...

Veterinarian Opens Up About Why Pets Misbehave

Posted 04.02.2014 | Green

From VetStreet's Dr. Patty Khuly: Veterinarians are in a unique position to observe unfortunate pet-related behavior on a daily basis. Here are my ...

Finding the Good in a Horrible Cat

Greg Schwem | Posted 05.19.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Call me crazy but I wish to adopt Lux. I'm referring to the 22-pound Himalayan cat who recently made headlines by angrily charging his Oregon owners,...

Kitten Realizes He's Really Really Really Ridiculously Good-Looking After Watching Zoolander

Leslie Goshko | Posted 04.21.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Have you ever found yourself watching a movie and then suddenly a particular scene or character or line just changes your life? Whatever cinematic moment speaks to you, I'm elated and proud to say that I too have found my own.

5 Reasons Kitten Proves He Should Be in a Rap Video

Leslie Goshko | Posted 03.15.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Now, you may be thinking, "Who does this cat think he is? Why does he deserve to be in a rap video more than my precious Fluffy?" Well, I can give you a good reason. In fact, I can give you 5 good reasons!

7 New Year's Resolutions by a Kitten

Leslie Goshko | Posted 03.09.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Hi. My name is Tater. I'm 9 months old which is why I've never had to do these so-called "New Year's resolutions" before. But apparently, they're pretty important to start the year off right. So now, in no particular order, my first-ever New Year's resolutions.

Kitten Relives Drunken Office Party Through Cell Phone Pics

Leslie Goshko | Posted 02.22.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Secret Santa was AWESOME this year! Tom said that the gift was actually the quilt his partner made, but I assured him it was the bag it came in. THIS PLASTIC BAG RULES! Just look at the way I can shove my face through the handle.

Tips To Keep Your Pooch Safe This Holiday Season

Posted 12.15.2013 | Green

With the holiday season now in full-force, it's important to remember the health and safety of the four-legged creatures sitting underneath the dinner...

Tips to Help You Find the Perfect Pet

Humane Society of New York | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Humane Society of New York

Picking the right pet can be tough. It goes beyond just getting "the cute one." You need to ask yourself some important questions before deciding. I...

Reduce Your Trips To The Vet With 5 Easy Steps

Posted 12.06.2013 | Green

From VetStreet's Dr. Carol McConnell: Each fall, Veterinary Pet Insurance gives out the Hambone Award to a dog who has gotten himself into some kin...

Are You A Thoughtless, Inconsiderate Jerk Of A Person? Here's How To Tell.

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.08.2013 | Comedy

Are you kind of a jerk? Don't worry, this is a safe place, you can be honest. There are a lot of inconsiderate people out there; people who don't thin...

8 Incredibly Cute Dog-Themed Cakes

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.05.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Skip the trip to the puppy store to get your cuteness fix.

How to Exploit a Kitten

Leslie Goshko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

My husband and I both have cat allergies but took a chance on the myth that this breed of kitten was hypoallergenic. Good news is, my husband hasn't had so much as one allergic sniffle. Bad news? I instantly plummeted into allergy hell.

Who Would You Save: Your Dog Or A Stranger?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.19.2013 | Weird News

There's a high-speed bus barreling toward you with no signs of slowing down. Your pet dog and a foreign tourist stand in its path, deer-in-the-headlig...

Out With a Bang: Helping Pets Overcome Thunderstorm Anxiety

Natasha Ashton | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

The fun of summer doesn't have to come screeching (or booming) to a halt just because of a few storm clouds. Put a plan in place to pacify panicky pets, and you'll be enjoying sunny skies again in no time.

Why Losing a Pet is So Hard--and How to Get Through It

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.17.2013 | HuffPost Home
Holly Robinson

Everyone said I would know when the time was right, but I didn't. I called the vet asking her to euthanize our dog and canceled three times. Then a f...

Quick Tips for Choosing a Dog or Puppy

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarah Hodgson

As a dog trainer, I relish pre-adoptions consultations -- helping people consider the right dog for their lifestyle and preparing their household for the new addition. Here are my top five tips.

How Bad Dogs Get Good

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

For many dog guardians, our relationships with our dogs can be a taste of heaven. Except when the cuties start having surprising behavior that isn't so cute. Dogs are known to be stress reducers; however, for many people, their dog's behavior can be a huge source of stress.

Top 10 Ways Animals Taught Me About True Love

Rachel Buchholz | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green
Rachel Buchholz

You can learn a lot from animals. For instance, I always know when it's 7 a.m. on a Saturday, because that's when my cat, Spike, starts pawing at my sleepy face for her breakfast.

What Pet Owners Really Need

Posted 12.20.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Morieka Johnson: I had a pet emergency on my hands. My 6-month-old puppy had gnawed laundry room baseboards into tidy ...

WATCH: Brazil Opens Love Motel For Dogs

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 12.14.2012 | Latino Voices

Ready to take puppy love to the next level? Well it seems Brazil has just the right place for that romantic rendezvous, a love motel -- for dogs. ...

Why Detroit Needs A Dog Park

Mary Lorene Carter | Posted 12.06.2012 | Detroit
Mary Lorene Carter

"We're getting a dog," It wasn't a question just an inevitability.And now, here we are, with this goofy mutt and no yard to exercise him in. Detroit should have a dog park, just like every other progressive and functioning city.

The Surprising Truth About Dog Lovers

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money

Sorry cats, but your least favorite slobbery canine is probably much richer than you are. Millionaires prefer to have dogs as pets, according to a...