Pets and Animals

The 10 states with the fattest dogs, cats

Pet obesity is an epidemic in the U.S. Banfield Pet Hospital's 2017 State of Pet Health Report identified which states have the largest number of obese cats and dogs. Here are the top 10 for each.

Ugly dogs compete for who looks ruffest

There are countless varieties of frightful floofs out there, and in a legendary battle to find the most unsightly oddball of all, one rose above the rest to be crowned World's Ugliest Dog.

World's Ugliest Dog contest 2017

Martha, a Neapolitan Mastiff, topped this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest. Here's a look at some of the adorably scruffy pups who strutted their stuff at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on June 23 in Petaluma, California.

World's Ugliest Dog winners

The World's Ugliest Dog contest started in the 1970s, where not-so-pretty but oh-so-adorable pups are celebrated in Petaluma, California. Here are some highlights of the contest's top dogs from the last decade or so. 

Mike Pence gets a puppy

The country let out a collective "awww" nine days ago, when news broke that one of Vice President Mike Pence's family cats, Oreo, had died.

Rescued pig on road to recovery

When Maybelle the pot-bellied pig was rescued, she weighed 196 pounds. She is so overweight, she's immobile and can't see due to a roll of fat covering her eyes. 

Pence family cat Oreo passes away

After a news-filled week in Washington, Vice President Mike Pence privately handled a loss at home: the death of their family cat, Oreo.