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Pet Owners Say Taking Care Of Their Furry Friends Encourages Them To Take Better Care Of Themselves

According to a report from the Good News Network: "Nearly seven in 10 Americans admit they take better care of their pet than themselves, according to a new poll. The survey of 2,000 American pet parents revealed 67% prioritize their pet over themselves—but results revealed it's a reciprocal relationship. Eight in 10 respondents said taking care of their pet actively encourages them to take better care of themselves." This is no surprise for us, but is awesome to see some official data on the matter. Pets are good for our health, both mental and physical!

The report continues to say: "In what ways do Americans' pets help respondents with their own health? Respondents said the biggest benefit their pet provides is reducing their stress, depression and/or anxiety (72%). In addition to that, respondents said their pet helps them to exercise (62%)—by taking their pets for walks, playing in their house, an so on—and their pet helps them to be more cautious of the food they eat (44%), too." Story via Good News Network. It comes as no surprise that pets play a big role in our mental health, physical health, and overall wellbeing. We want to be the best most healthy people we can be for our furry friends! They encourage us to be the best versions of ourselves, and there is nothing more wholesome than that.

26 images of cute pets | thumbnail left kitten with paws up, thumbnail right small kitten sitting on top of big dog's head
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Hello! Meet Hana and Kotaro, two Asian small clawed otters kept as pets by their loving owner and personal photographer. These two little guys are full of squeaks, curiosity, and personality. Otters are cute, furry water animals that hold hands and groom each other to bond! Due to their overwhelming levels of cuteness, there is a high demand to own them as pets. Pet otters are sought after in many Asian countries like Japan, Thailand, and Malaysia.

In this wholesome video, we see Hana and Kotaro being introduced to a popcorn making machine. They are super curious little investigators. They approach the machine cautiously, trying to make sense of it. They are a little startled by the weird noises it makes, but super intrigued by the popcorn it produces! Though they do not find the popcorn very appetizing, their inquisitive nature in this video is highlighted. Enjoy!

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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (25 Images)

Animal lovers, it is Friday! That can only mean one thing - the most impawtent thing that you will see this entire week: it's time for this week's most wholesome and heartwarming article on the internet - everyone, meet the newly adopted faces of the week!

Every Friday, we go through the internet, looking for the most wholesome pet adoption stories we can possibly find. Doesn't matter the animal, doesn't matter the age, doesn't matter where they came from, every single floofball deserves love and a warm forever home, and every adoption is one to celebrate.

We want to thank everyone for adopting this week. Not only will your pets be grateful that you have taken them in, not only will you be happier with them in your home, but you have made all of us - this huge community of animal lovers - incredibly happy. Special thank you goes out to every person who adopted an adorable senior pet, sick pet or pet with behavioral issues. We know it's not easy, but it is so incredibly important. 

posts of animals newly adopted this week | thumbnail includes a picture of a cat 'My boy right here, I've found him in my attic idk how, he was so small a week at most, said the vet, i didn't want a cat but well he was so small I couldn't leave him in a street, so i said "I'll feed him, once he gets bigger I'll be giving him to someone". Well i found out that I like cats. u/DesignerPizza'
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Pics Capturing The Wholesome Yet Funny Reality Of Living With Pets

Living with animals comes with quite a few challenges. From having our cats causing endless chaos to having our dogs bringing about absolute pawndemonium, having pets in the house can be hard. But, of course, it's worth it. 

No matter how many times we will wake up with our dog's paw right on our faces or how many times we will have our cat run over our stomachs when we least expect it like a heckin' elephant, no matter how many struggles we go through, having pets is the most amazing decision we have all ever made. And feeling our pets' love towards us is always worth it in the end, no matter how many shenanigans precede those moments of wholesomeness. 

pictures capturing the reality of living with animals | thumbnail includes two pictures including a man with a dog's paw on its face and a cat hugging a person's hand
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Silky Smooth Brushy Brush (Videos)

Today we've decided to let you in on a little secret. Animals LOVE being brushed. There is something about a brush running through fur that soothes and relaxes pets to no limit. We, pet owners, get the pleasure of watching our loved ones at their ultimate chill state. This could be the perfect cure for soothing an overly energetic pup or kitten! 

These pampered pets hit all of our cute senses. We could really just sit here and watch pets being brushed all day. There is something super soothing about watching these videos! We are quite certain you will be able to relate. Enjoy!

 

12 videos and images of pets being brushed | thumbnail left cat with brush on head fur, thumbnail right smiling dog being brushed
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Animals Who Have Accepted Their Fates (Memes And Pics)

Sometimes... life happens. Awkward things happen. Sometimes, you, living your best cat life, get stuck in the cupboard that you weren't supposed to have been getting intoin the first place. And that's okay. Sometimes, even animals have some no good, terribly awful, rotten days, and if they've accepted their fates like that, all we can do is accept the fact that we want to laugh at them. 

Animals being total derps is always the funniest thing, and this list of acceptance is full of the derpiest of all derps accepting their derpiness. We wish all of these pets a good day, and we hope that when awkward things happen to you - the reader - you will be just as chill about it as these animals are. 

memes and pics and posts of animals accepting their fates | thumbnail includes one picture of a cat holding up a phone for a human and a gif of a girl lying on two huge dogs 'Dog - They never move when she falls asleep like this. They wait until she wakes up...'
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Animal Mischief And Shenangians: What's The Pet Done This Time?

As pet owners, we can proudly and confidently say that we love and adore our pets. However, this unconditional love does not mean our pets don't sometimes drive us a little crazy. Animals, like humans, love getting into mischief and shenanigans! These silly charmers have managed to sneak their ways into some very goofy situations!

These animals clearly know how to spread their mischief in the most awdorable ways. From accidently flattening an owner's beautiful flower beds, to helping themselves to a delicious breakfast (intended for an owner, not a pet), to proclaiming ownership over vehicles and motorbikes, there is no end to the mischief! Nor should there be. Keeping being your silly mischievous selves lovely pets! 

12 images and videos of pet mischief | thumbnail left parrot perched on bowl of cereal, thumbnail right large cat sitting on bed of flowers
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Time To Boop The Snoot: Guinea Pig Edition

Guinea Pigs are sweet social companions that require daily interaction! They are a member of the greater rodent family and often kept as pets. The average life span of a Guinea Pig is around 7-8 years and they usually grow to be around 8-11 inches long! But that's enough about the facts, what we have decided to focus on today is the boopability factor. 

Many animals have sweet boopable noses, but the Guinea Pig's nose is unique and in our opinion, extra dextra boopable! Noses are often an underappreciated part of animals. We are here to state once and for all, the importance of the boopability factor! We believe that animal noses are one of the sweetest most awwdorable parts of all nature's creatures. Guinea Pigs have a little layer of floof on their noses that just adds a little something extra! Enjoy these cuties and their boopable noses!

20 images of guinea pigs | thumbnail left brown and white guinea pig, thumbnail right grey guinea pig laying in cloth
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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (19 Images)

Good morning, animal lovers! We know it's early, but it's time for you to get yourselves ready for the most wholesome and heartwarming segment on all of the internet - the newly adopted faces of the week!

Every Friday, we look through the nooks and crannies of the internet to find you the most heartwarming adoption stories. Whether it's cat, dogs, or any other animal, every adoption is worth celebrating, every after adoption picture brings a smile to our faces.

We would like to say a huge thank you to every person who adopted an animal this week. What you're doing will not only make you happy, but it will also bring endless joy to your new fur baby. A special thank you, of course, goes to the people who adopted gorgeous senior animals, animals with behavioral issues, or animals who are sick or disabled. Every single animal deserves love, and all of you guys deserve the biggest thank you. 

posts of animals newly adopted this week | thumbnail includes a picture of two kittens 'Daughter convinced me to get a cat. Somehow ended up with siblings! u/Jippoma'
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Good Vibes Spotlight: Animal Welfare Society Of South Florida (Video)

Today we are bringing to your attention a wonderfully wholesome and uplifting story. No one expected a global pandemic, and on top of that, no one expected that it might influence their ability to afford vital veterinary care for their beloved pets. We feel for those affected by this situation, but some kind individuals at the Animal Welfare Society of South Florida decided to do something about it!

 According to Local10.com news: 'The Animal Welfare Society of South Florida has been helping pet owners since 1972. Most recently, Tiffany Acevedo and her family couldn't afford to help save Thor, their 6-year-old pit bull, after he developed an abdominal obstruction. The Animal Welfare Society gave them and thousands of other pet owners hope this year with the pet retention and compassionate care programs. Thor was able to get surgery and he is back to playing around with the family he loves.'

'They literally saved his life and my heart at the same time,' Acevedo said 

Awwmazing! 

one video and eleven images of the animal welfare society of south Florida | thumbnail left picture of pet hospital from outside, thumbnail left is society's logo
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Heartwarming Adoptions Of Pets Who Were Supposed To 'Only Stay A Few Days'

Sometimes, we really can't help ourselves. We come across an animal in need, and we absolutely have to rescue it. Doesn't matter if it's an itty bitty trashcan kitten or if it's an adorable fox whose brother got run over by a car. We're animal lovers, and we can't see animals in pain, so we do whatever we can to help. And more often than we think... that includes a little more than we planned on. 

There are those times that a pet who was only 'supposed to stay for a few days' finds a little spot in our heart, and then, it find a big spot in our family. Adoption stories are always heartwarming, but when they're unexpected adoptions of pets who just pawed their way into their forever home, it's even more wholesome. 

Facebook comments of stories of pets who were fostered being adopted | thumbnail includes one picture of a cat and one Facebook comment 'Cat - Joey Russell Neiter It has been almost 4 years now and we still haven't found her home of course we're not looking, and we've moved out of the state we found her in 42'
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Animals Understanding The Word 'No' And Not Caring (Tumblr Posts)

Animal owners tend to live under the assumption that their animals don't actually understand them. You look at your hooligan, delinquent cat in the eyes as it's about to drop one of your favorite teacups onto the floor, and you say "no", and your cat looks at your like you're insane/insanely stupid and does it anyway. Maybe they really don't understand for the most part, but some animals... 

Some animals are smarter than we give them credit for. It's not because they don't understand that they're not allowed to do it either. These tumblr posts clearly show that your pets understand exactly what they're doing. They do it because they're jerks. And they're jerks on purpose. And we love them anyway lol.

tumblr posts about animals understanding the word 'no' | thumbnail includes one tumblr post 'Font - wow-david Follow My parrot has a vague understanding of the word “no." He knows to stop doing what he's doing when he hears it, and he knows how to say it. He knows it's a word that is used when he's doing something he shouldn't be doing. However, being told “no" doesn't make him stop doing it in future. If he's ever out of my sight or if l'm not paying attention, I know exactly when he's doing s'
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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (17 Images)

The weekend is upon us, and that can only mean one thing: It's time for the most wholesome, heartwarming segment you will see all week. The newly adopted faces of the week!

Every single week, we go through the internet, looking for the most heartwarming animal adoption stories we can find. It doesn't matter which animal gets adopted - cats, dogs, or anyone else, every adoption and every forever home makes us endlessly happy and thankful.

And so we would like to thank every person who adopted this week - you've done something absolutely amazing for these pets. A special thanks, of course, goes to those of you who adopted senior pets, sick pets, or pets with behavioral issues. We know it's not an easy thing to do, and the fact that you've done it is worthy of endless praise. 

posts of animals newly adopted this week | thumbnail includes a picture of a kitten 'My neighbor just adopted this little thing and I just can’t u/teenytiny212'
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Three Second Goldfish Memory Theory: Debunked

Goldfish are known for their poor memories. However, this is a complete myth that! Despite its lack of scientific backing, this concept has spread widely and remained largely undisputed for many years. What if I told you that goldfish memory can actually last weeks, months, and even years! You'd be all like: bish whaaaaat. Well, it's true! These uniquely beautiful little fishies are easily recognizable by their distinct orange hues covering their little bodies and spreading as well to their extensive fins.

Live Science recently reached out to Culum Brown, an expert in fish cognition at Macquarie University in Australia, who told Live Science: 'We've known about the reasonably good memories of goldfish since the '50s and '60s. Despite what everybody thinks, they're actually really intelligent.' 'Brown has studied the intelligence of fish, including goldfish, for more than 25 years and thinks the misconception comes from a combination of ignorance about fish intelligence in general and guilt, because pet owners often keep them in small, boring tanks.'

Check out more interesting scientific content here!

 

News story list goldfish memory 13 pictures | thumbnail left picture of two goldfish swimming together, thumbnail right bright orange goldfish swimming away showing beautiful orange fins
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Before And After Adoption: Ain't Nothin A Little Love Can't Cure

Animals are often underappreciated, neglected, and can end up in animal shelters or worse… We want to highlight the amazing transformations that can occur when animals are taken in and cared for. There is absolutely nothing that a little wholesome love and attention from a loving family can not cure. These adoption glow ups certainly prove that!

If you are considering adopting, this is the sign you have been waiting for!Head down to your local shelter to learn the stories of the animal residents. These animals have been through more than they deserve and are patiently awaiting your love.These sweet and misunderstood animals deserve a second chance at happiness. If you are in a position to provide an animal with a loving home, do it! 

list of 12 before and after animal adoption pictures | thumbnail right two dogs before and after adoption written "two photos taken an hour apart, before and after adoption", thumbnail left before and after adoption picture dog with blue sweater
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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (20 Images)

Are you ready for the most wholesome and uplifting thing you'll see this week? Well, get ready for butterflies to fill your bellies because it's time for the most heartwarming segment you'll find anywhere on the internet - the newly adopted faces of the week!

Every single week, we look through every corner of the internet to find you the most wholesome, heart wrenching and awwdorable adoption stories. Cats, dogs, and even cows, every animal deserves a forever home, and nothing makes us happier than seeing them find it. 

Thank you, as always, to everyone who adopted this week and any other. A special thank you goes to those of you who adopted beautiful senior pets, sick pets, or pets with behavioral issues. Adoption is the most amazing thing to do for an animal, and we are truly thankful for everyone who does it. 

posts of animals newly adopted this week | thumbnail includes a picture of a black cat 'My 13 year old baby Brendan Fraser, aka Pickles, who I adopted about two months ago after his owners left him behind in an apt when they moved. I’m *so* lucky, he’s the best boy. u/lavendercrystalmoon'
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