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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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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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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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Cat GPS Collars: Choosing the Best Tracker for Your Cat

Cat GPS Collars

If you have an outdoor cat, you’re probably wondering where he goes all day — or what’s happened to him when he disappears for a few days and then shows back up at the door like nothing happened.

Outdoor cats are well known for their propensity to wander — some experts estimate that the average outdoor house cat can cover up to half a mile in every direction from your home. And every cat owner knows that these particular pets are great at hiding and slinking around in the shadows, which can make them hard to keep track of.

So, if you want to know where your outdoor cat goes, you need a tracker, like a cat GPS collar. And if you have an indoor cat, you might need one even more — if your cat ever gets out, you’ll need an easy way to find him or her quickly and safely.

But where do you get a cat GPS collar, and how do you choose the best one? Read on for all the details.

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Lost Cats: How to Find Your Missing Feline Friend

Every time I open my front door, my cat, Pierogi, makes a run for it.

Luckily, I live in a high-rise building, so if she manages to squeeze out before I block her with my legs and purse (something I’ve become an expert at), she only makes it to the hallway. She hasn’t figured out how to work the elevator, so I don’t have to worry too much about her getting out and getting lost.

But for millions of other cat owners, that’s not the case.

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Here’s Exactly How Cats Make your Life Better, According to Science

Here's Exactly How Cats Make your Life Better, According to Science

Cats rule, and dogs drool. And before you come at me, dog owners, I’m sorry — it’s just a fact.

OK, OK. There’s no reason to argue about which pets are the best, because we already know there are so many benefits to having any kind of animal in your life (and we already know that cats win). 

The truth is that all pet owners know that their furry (or feathery or scaly or what have you) friends only make their lives better. But cat owners have science on their side.

That’s right — owning a cat is so good for you, there are actual, proven, scientific benefits. Ready to see exactly how your purry, biscuit-making buddy has been improving your life? Here’s what science has to say about the subject.

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HomeAgain vs NanoCHIP ID vs Huan

According to the American Humane Association, a third of all pets will go missing at some point in their lives.

That means that in the U.S., nearly 10 million pets get lost every year.

And to make matters even more terrifying, a 2016 study by Peeva showed how heartbreakingly often lost pets don’t make it back home — 77 percent of the time for dogs, and 96 percent of the time for cats.

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The 11 Best Pet Trackers & GPS Dog Collars

The 11 Best Pet Trackers & GPS Dog Collars

If you have a pet, you need a pet tracker.

It’s a simple fact that any pet can go missing. The American Humane Association estimates that one out of every three pets will go missing at some point in its life, which amounts to almost 10 million missing pets every year. And what’s even worse is that the Coalition for Reuniting Pets and Families says only 23 percent of missing pets get reunited with their owners.

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