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16 Animal ‘Influencers’ You Should Be Following on Social Media

The word “influencer” probably conjures up images of a jet-setting, fashionable Instagrammer, whose picture-curated life seems like it comes straight from a Pinterest board. But really, anyone can be an influencer — even someone’s pet.

In fact, some famous pets with large followings can earn their owners as much as $15,000 for a single sponsored post.

Despite them being big business, animal influencers are also just really cute. We love when we’re scrolling through our feeds and suddenly come across a fuzz, cuddly, meowing-or-woofing friend, and that’s a big part of what makes animal influencers so popular on platforms like Instagram.

So, if your feed needs to be a little fluffier, here are 16 animal influencers you can follow.

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Cost of Owning a Cat: Can You Afford a Feline Friend?

Cost of Owning a Cat

Is there anyone in the world who hasn’t been tempted by a sign that says “free kittens?”

There’s just one problem: That kitten isn’t actually free. In fact, the cost of owning a cat can be significant.

It’s up to pet owners to do the responsible thing — before you bring home an animal, you have to know whether you can afford to care for it. If you’re wondering about the cost of owning a cat and whether you’re financially ready for it, read on.

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Indoor vs Outdoor Cat: Should You Let Your Cat Outside?

indoor vs outdoor cats

Indoor vs outdoor cat: Which should you have? This is a debate that has raged on in pet-loving communities for decades.

Cats were once kept not as pets, but as pest control. But increasing urbanization has meant there’s less need to have a cat to keep mice from getting into your pantry. Instead, cats have become the perfect pets for urban dwellers: Small, lower maintenance than dogs, and able to thrive in small spaces like apartments.

There’s just one problem: Many cats want to go outside to hunt and explore. Should you let them? That’s the big question.

When it comes to indoor vs outdoor cats, there are passionate arguments on both sides. We’re here to present all the facts and help you make the choice that’s best for your kitty — and to keep him or her safe no matter what you choose.

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Cost of Owning a Dog: How Much You Need to Take Care of a Pet

We know pets cost money. But when it comes to the actual cost of owning a dog, what should you prepare for? How expensive are our four-legged friends, really?

The answer is, unfortunately, pretty expensive. Ready to see everything you need to know about the cost of owning a dog? Read on.

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Camping with Dogs: The Ultimate Guide

Camping with Dogs

Summer is in full swing. The Fourth of July is right around the corner, temperatures are soaring, and it’s time for some fun in the sun. If you’re an animal lover who likes to get away for summer camping trips, you’re probably already dreaming about camping with dogs.

It’s true that a family camping trip wouldn’t be complete without your pup. Plus, camping is a family activity that many dogs genuinely enjoy. Most dogs can tag along on a camping trip easily — and safely.

But a fun and safe camping trip depends on making sure you have everything you need to help your dog enjoy his or her time in the great outdoors. Before camping with dogs, read this guide to make sure you’ve considered everything, from your campsite to the activities you plan to the supplies you pack, that will make your dog’s first camping trip a barking success.

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11 of the Most Remarkable Pet Stories On the Internet

11 of the Most Remarkable Pet Stories On the Internet

If there’s anything we know, it’s that our pets are truly remarkable.

Every pet is special in its own way, and the dogs, cats, lizards, hamsters, chinchillas, and every other animal we share our homes with remind us of that every day.

But some animals are so remarkable, they break the internet with their stories. Those are the ones we wanted to highlight here — pets that went far above and beyond to protect or rescue their owners, to survive terrible natural disasters, and to show how brave and wonderful animals can truly be.

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The Best Cat Tracker: 9 Options for Keeping Your Kitty Safe

The Best Cat Tracker

Cats are well known for wandering.

Outdoor cats can cover a lot of ground in a day (some experts say the average outdoor cat roams a radius up to half a mile in every direction from your home!). But even worse than that is when an indoor cat gets loose — our kitty friends are notorious for being tough to catch and refusing to come when they’re called.

A lost cat can be even harder to find than a lost dog. Most people will pick up a wandering dog and help reunite it with its owner. But because so many cats are allowed to roam outdoors, helpful neighbors might be less likely to come to your kitty’s aid if he or she gets lost. The answer? Cats, like dogs, need trackers to help keep them safe. And to have the most peace of mind in knowing your feline friend is safe, you need the best cat tracker on the market.

Unfortunately, many of the most popular pet trackers on the market are too big, bulky, and heavy for cats to wear. That’s why we decided to compare some of the best cat trackers out there — focusing only on the ones that will work for cats as well as dogs.

Ready to learn how to best protect your furry friend in case he or she goes missing? Read on.

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Huan vs AirTags

huan vs air tags

Earlier this year, at its “Spring Loaded” event, Apple introduced its latest buzzworthy new product: the AirTag, a small and affordable tracking gadget similar to Tile.

Apple’s tracker has been talked about for years, and now it’s finally here. Early reviews indicate that for those who use Apple products, it’s a great way to keep track of your backpack, keys, and wallet. But what about your pet?

Pet owners are always on the lookout for new products that can help them keep their beloved pets safe — and that includes pet trackers. Can Apple AirTags be used to track pets? Is this a safe and effective alternative to existing pet trackers?

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Adopting vs Buying a Dog: Where To Find Your Best Friend

Adopting vs Buying a Dog

So you’ve decided to bring a dog into your family. Congratulations!

One of the first decisions you’ll need to make as you embark on this journey is choosing between adopting vs buying a dog. Both have their pros and cons, and there are passionate people who will tell you that either adopting or buying is the only way to go.

The truth is that this is an extremely personal decision that every dog owner must make for themselves. There are pros and cons to adopting and buying, and choosing the right path for you will take careful consideration of what you want and need in a dog.

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How to Walk a Cat: The Ultimate Guide

How to Walk a Cat

Cat owners: Do you ever see dog people out and about with their pets with them and feel a little bit jealous? There’s an easy solution to that: Learning how to walk a cat!

Cats can be trained to walk on leashes just like dogs do, and many of them really enjoy going with their humans on all kinds of adventures. But the outside world isn’t particularly safe for cats, so there are some precautions you need to take to keep your cat safe on walks. That’s where this guide comes in.

Whether you’re just curious about learning to walk your cat, or you already have dreams of going to the park together on sunny days, this guide will cover everything you need to know: Why you should learn to walk your cat, what types of cats might enjoy going for walks, leash training, and protecting your cat from dangers outside. Read on to learn it all.

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