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World Mental Health Day 2019: Pet owners on why they owe their life to their four-legged friends

We asked people to describe the one thing that brought them great joy and light, when they were dealing with the tough times. The answers came pronto. It was their pets — their reason for being.

Kids and pets: Transform your child’s life with purrs and woofs

A dog and a child will always have each other’s back. I learnt it the hard way when I recently gave my boys quite the epic scolding, and had to deal with a dog who proceeded to give me the sulky, silent treatment on behalf of her brothers.

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From Chris Evans to Priyanka Chopra Jonas, these celebs are the best pet parents

From blessing us with pictures of their four-legged friends on their social media handles, to rescuing them from shelters, and starting a dialogue around animal abuse, these pet parents having been scoring solid points.

Diwali 2018: Tips to make sure your pets are safe and comfortable

Most animals are not comfortable with this sudden surge in noise and light during Diwali and may suffer from anxiety or mood swings during this period. That apart, pets can also be injured by fireworks. 

Research points before you consider adopting pets

Is your home pet-friendly? Even if you are staying in a high-rise building, do you have the right environment for the safety of your pet? Hope you don't throw sugar cubes around, as your dog could lap them up with consequences.

Meet Bella, a digital pet caring for the elderly with purrs and companionship

Bella is a digital pet that exists on a tablet. She was created by Care Coach, a social enterprise that is competing with traditional models of care for the elderly in terms of cost, flexibility and resources.

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This dog's last letter to 'his person' will surely make you tear up

The letter is a testimony to a dog's unconditional love for its owner, and vice versa. We dare you to not cry.

It's official: Dogs are more loving than cats, says study

Dogs released more oxytocin — the love hormone — than cats after a playtime session with their owners.

As weird as it gets: Pets can boost your sex appeal

The ability of caring for a pet is seen as attractive, especially if the pet is a dog.

Watching cat videos can boost energy, positive emotions

Watching cat videos on the internet can not only entertain you, it may also boost your energy and positive emotions while reducing negative feelings, a new study has found.

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These pet illustrations depict their personalities rather accurately

Chris Beetow illustrates people's pets keeping in mind their personalities as described by their humans.

When pets played dress-up

There is something to be said about animals in cute costumes, or even scary ones — that look cute as well. At a recent event in Manila, the Philippines, pets and their owners dressed up in cute Halloween outfits.

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