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You gotta walk the dog -- this much you know. But should you run with him? When is it too hot? We asked experts to explain the finer points of canine fitness.

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Want to give your cat the coolest moniker on the block? Get an inside look at trending popular kitten names. According to Vetstreet, the name "Katniss" is quickly climbing the ranks thanks to book-turned-hit-film-series The Hunger Games. Naming cats after celebrities' pets is also popular – the name of Taylor Swift's adorable feline friend, Meredith, is taking off. Here are 50 of our favorite up-and-coming kitten names. Is your cat's name on the list?

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Smart ways to make your home a safe pet-friendly haven.

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Make your cat's indoor life more interesting with mental and physical stimulation.

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Kooky Cat Photos

These silly cats know how to work the camera. We asked Better Homes and Gardens readers to submit pictures of their pets on our "Pets We Love" Facebook page. See some of our favorite cat photos, from playful to downright lazy!


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    • Bubble Bath

      This little kitten is less than thrilled to be getting a bubble bath. But we can't help but love that bubble mustache!

      (Photo from Cami G. via Pets We Love)

    • Raise Your Paw

      All in favor of more catnip, please raise your paw. This fluffy cat says, "count me in!"


      (Photo from Nancy L. via Pets We Love)

    • Channel Surfing

      While the owners are away, the cats will play ... or watch daytime TV. This lounging kitty catches up on its favorite shows -- a little Animal Planet, perhaps?

      (Photo from Deborah R. via Pets We Love)

    • Three's Company

      Do three black cats mean three times the bad luck? Not to worry, in Ireland, Japan, and Great Britain, black cats actually signify good luck and prosperity.

      (Photo from Kathryn D. via Pets We Love)

    • Bookworm

      This black-and-white kitty is a serious fan of thriller fiction—and it keeps a close watch over the inventory.

      (Photo from Sandy D. via Pets We Love)

    • A Family Affair

      This clowder of cats is taking a break from the busy day to have a quick snack!


      (Photo from Nikie L. via Pets We Love)

    • Curled-Up Kitty

      It's no wonder the term "catnap" was created -- cats can fall asleep just about anywhere. This tabby made its bed in a bowl!

      (Photo from Andrea S. via Pets We Love)

    • Hide-and-Seek

      Peekaboo! This sleek black cat would be close to invisible come nighttime if it weren't for those bright yellow eyes.

      (Photo from Natalija A. via Pets We Love)

    • I Spy

      I spy with my little eye ... a climbing kitten! Hopefully no one has to call the local fire department to help this adventurous cat down from the tree.

      (Photo from Debbie P. via Pets We Love)

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      Tuckered Out

      This cat needs a bit of exercise ... or perhaps just a long nap!

      (Photo from Simply Gardening via Pets We Love)

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      Let's Play Ball!

      It's not just puppies who enjoy a good tennis ball. Kittens require plenty of playtime, too!

      (Photo from Tanya W. via Pets We Love)

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      Content Cat

      Tuna ... salmon ... catnip. This little cat daydreams about what's for dinner.

      (Photo from Greta M. via Pets We Love)

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      Strike a Pose

      Hold your pose! This cat stretches out like the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt.

      (Photo from Jennifer N. via Pets We Love)

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      Funny Cat Pictures

      Always expressive, these fabulous felines make their feelings known! They may not adore their hats and costumes or store-brand cat food, but their owners sure do adore them.
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