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Popular Cat Names

popular cat names
popular cat names

Meow! Whether you’re searching for a name for your kitty cat or are just browsing, here’s a list of the most popular cat names on idoglovers.com

  1. BELLA
  2. TIGGER
  3. CHLOE
  4. SHADOW
  5. MOLLY
  6. OLIVER
  7. KITTY
  8. LUCY
  9. JASPER
  10. SMOKEY
  11. OREO
  12. ANGEL
  13. GIZMO
  14. LUNA
  15. SIMBA
  16. TIGER
  17. JACK
  18. LILY
  19. CHARLIE
  20. PEANUT
  21. LOKI
  22. TOBY
  23. BABY
  24. MIDNIGHT
  25. PRINCESS
  26. HARLEY
  27. SOPHIE
  28. ZOE
  29. NALA
  30. OSCAR
  31. ROCKY
  32. COCO
  33. MAX
  34. MILO
  35. PEPPER
  36. SASHA
  37. KIKI
  38. MISSY
  39. MITTENS
  40. PATCHES
  41. BAILEY
  42. BUDDY
  43. MISTY
  44. CALLIE
  45. GARFIELD
  46. LUCKY
  47. PUMPKIN
  48. SEBASTIAN
  49. SIMON
  50. BANDIT
  51. CALI
  52. GEORGE
  53. MAGGIE
  54. SASSY
  55. TUCKER
  56. BOOTS
  57. DEXTER
  58. JAKE
  59. PHOEBE
  60. PRECIOUS
  61. ROMEO
  62. SAMMY
  63. SNICKERS
  64. SOCKS
  65. DAISY
  66. FIONA
  67. SADIE
  68. SOX
  69. BLACKIE
  70. CASPER
  71. FELIX
  72. GRACIE
  73. LILLY
  74. LOLA
  75. MARLEY
  76. MINNIE
  77. SWEETIE
  78. CHESTER
  79. FRANKIE
  80. MUFFIN
  81. MURPHY
  82. SCOOTER
  83. BATMAN
  84. BELLE
  85. BOO
  86. FLUFFY
  87. GINGER
  88. IZZY
  89. JASMINE
  90. MIMI
  91. RUSTY
  92. ZIGGY
  93. CUPCAKE
  94. DUSTY
  95. LEO
  96. PANDA
  97. SUGAR
  98. ZEUS
  99. ZOEY
  100. BLUE

Popular Dog Names

popuplar dog names
popuplar dog names

Whether you simply embraced a super adorable puppy and are searching for the ideal name or you’re doing some examination on the most well known puppy names, you’ve come to the right place! The following are the top 100 dog names on idoglovers.com

  1. BELLA
  2. BUDDY
  3. MOLLY
  4. BAILEY
  5. MAX
  6. CHARLIE
  7. DAISY
  8. LUCY
  9. SADIE
  10. MAGGIE
  11. ROCKY
  12. CHLOE
  13. ROXY
  14. JACK
  15. PEANUT
  16. LOLA
  17. TOBY
  18. MARLEY
  19. COCO
  20. HARLEY
  21. BEAR
  22. COOPER
  23. GIZMO
  24. LUCKY
  25. MILO
  26. SOPHIE
  27. JAKE
  28. LILY
  29. MIA
  30. ANGEL
  31. RILEY
  32. RUBY
  33. ZOEY
  34. GINGER
  35. SHADOW
  36. BUSTER
  37. PEPPER
  38. DUKE
  39. LILLY
  40. OLIVER
  41. PRINCESS
  42. ZOE
  43. BANDIT
  44. BRUNO
  45. DEXTER
  46. COOKIE
  47. SNICKERS
  48. BENTLEY
  49. EMMA
  50. GRACIE
  51. SAM
  52. STELLA
  53. TEDDY
  54. ABBY
  55. MISSY
  56. ROSIE
  57. BABY
  58. LULU
  59. PENNY
  60. SASHA
  61. BAXTER
  62. CODY
  63. ROCCO
  64. ELLIE
  65. LEXI
  66. LUNA
  67. CASEY
  68. IZZY
  69. MOCHA
  70. OREO
  71. RUSTY
  72. SCOOTER
  73. BO
  74. BUBBA
  75. COPPER
  76. SPIKE
  77. TUCKER
  78. HEIDI
  79. KODA
  80. SAMMY
  81. BELLE
  82. HOLLY
  83. JOEY
  84. LADY
  85. LEO
  86. REX
  87. RUDY
  88. CLEO
  89. DIXIE
  90. JACKSON
  91. JASPER
  92. LAYLA
  93. PRECIOUS
  94. ROMEO
  95. TYSON
  96. CASSIE
  97. CHICO
  98. MADDIE
  99. MURPHY
  100. OSCAR

Fun Dog Names Inspired By The French

French is the “Language of Love” and February is all about romance. Here are some French names that you are sure to love almost as much as you love your new best friend.

#1 Amé

French for “beloved,” it’s a perfect name for the little girl that’s stolen your heart. It’s short and sweet and people will understand the meaning.

Amé
Amé

#2 Brie

France is famous for this decadent cheese and it’s the perfect name for your little dog that likes the finer things in life.

Brie
Brie

#3 Félicité

This beautiful name means “happy” or “lucky,” making it great name for your happy-go lucky best friend.

Félicité
Félicité

#4 – Pascal

This name has become more common since it was the little chameleon in Disney’s very popular Tangled. It’s a cute boy name for an adventurous dog that’s maybe a bit mischievous (in a well-meaning way).

Pascal
Pascal

#5 – Esmé

Made popular by the Twlight franchise, this name means “esteemed or loved.” It is actually unisex, so you can feel free to use it regardless of your dog’s gender.

Esmé
Esmé

#6 – Vivien

Meaning “alive, animated, lively,” this is great name for a highly-spirited dog of any size. Can be shortened to Viv or Vi.

Vivien
Vivien

#7 – Aubin

A perfect name for a white dog, since it means “white.” While that may seem boring and obvious, it’s sounds cool and is a good conversation starter.

Aubin
Aubin

#8 – Franc

Meaning “French,” it’s a fun name to say and seems like it would be a good name for a little dog, perhaps a poodle or a doxie.

Franc
Franc

#9 – Horace

This is the perfect French name if your new dog is a sighthound or sighthound mix. It means “has good eyesight.”

Horace
Horace

#10 – Leon

Have a little lion lying around the house? French for “lion,” Leon would be a great name for a Pomeranian or Chow Chow.

Leon
Leon

#11 – Percevel

One of King Author’s Knights, described as “pure and innocent.” It’s a great name for your noble dog, especially since we know dogs are truly pure of heart.

Percevel
Percevel

#12 – Baldoin

This name means “brave friend” and we think that makes it perfect for man’s best friend. Baldoin could work for a small or large dog whose loyal and courageous.

Baldoin
Baldoin

#13 – Fleur

A sweet name for a little girl and also perfect for Valentine’s Day, Fluer means “Flower” in French. As a Bonus, it’s also a name used in Harry Potter so fans of the series will recognize the name.

Fleur
Fleur

#14 – André

This name is the French version of the Greek name meaning “male warrior.” If your new family member has some spirit, this name would be a good choice.

André
André

#15- Marvel

Have comic book fans in your house? Then they will be please so see that Marvel is a French word meaning “to wonder or admire.” And who doesn’t admire their dog? This name will probably make everyone in the house happy.

Marvel
Marvel

Are You Feeding Your Dog The Wrong Food?

You have a lot of choice when it comes to what you feed your dog. So how do you know if you are feeding the right food to your dog?

#1 – Bowel Issues

Loose stool (diarrhea) and problems with regular bowl movement (constipation) can be signs the food is not right for your dog’s digestive system.

Bowel-Issues
Bowel-Issues

#2 – Flatulence

While some dog breeds seem to be prone to gas, your dog should not be driving you out of the house. Experiencing gas that is out of the ordinary in terms of smell and frequency means something is not sitting right in his system.

Flatulence
Flatulence

#3 – Itchiness

Scratching or itching more than normal can be caused by a bad reaction, like an allergy, to ingredients in your dog’s food.

Itchiness
Itchiness

#4 – Weight

Losing or gaining weight in unusual amounts can be due to an excess of carbs or not getting proper nutrients.

Weight
Weight

#5 – Ear Issues

If your dog has chronic ear issues and you have tried everything but they just won’t go away, ask your vet about food allergies. They could be the culprit.

Ear Issues
Ear Issues

#6 – Illness

Does your dog act sick after every meal? Does he vomit up his food? If your dog acts uncomfortable after eating, his food may be bothering him.

Illness
Illness

#7 – Energy Level

If your pup seems sluggish after you switched his food, or if he just doesn’t seem like his energy level is right for his age/breed/temperament, it may be because his food is not giving him the proper nutrients.

Energy Level
Energy Level

#8 – Behavioral Issues

Food affects everything! If you switched foods and all of a sudden your dog is acting in a way he did not before, it could be the food. For example, if your dog’s food isn’t filling him up, he may start stealing food when before he never felt the need to.

Behavioral Issues
Behavioral Issues

#9 – Loss of Appetite

Has your dog always been a good eater, until now? If your dog doesn’t want to eat the food, there is probably a reason.

Loss of Appetite
Loss of Appetite

#10 – Acting hungry

If your dog is acting hungry all the time, he might not be getting the proper nutrients he needs in his food.

Acting hungry
Acting hungry

 

Source: iheartdogs.com

Science Daily: Why cats are more independent than dogs

Domestic cats do not generally see their owners as a focus of safety and security in the same way that dogs do, according to new research.

cats are more independent than dogs
cats are more independent than dogs

The study by animal behaviour specialists at the University of Lincoln, UK, shows that while dogs perceive their owners as a safe base, the relationship between people and their feline friends appears to be quite different.

While it is increasingly recognised that cats are more social and more capable of shared relationships than traditionally thought, this latest research shows that adult cats appear to be more autonomous — even in their social relationships — and not necessarily dependent on others to provide a sense of protection.

The research, published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, was led by Professor Daniel Mills, Professor of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine at the University of Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences, along with Alice Potter — who studied as a postgraduate at Lincoln and now works with the Companion Animals Science Group at the RSPCA.

Professor Mills said: “The domestic cat has recently passed the dog as the most popular companion animal in Europe, with many seeing a cat as an ideal pet for owners who work long hours. Previous research has suggested that some cats show signs of separation anxiety when left alone by their owners, in the same way that dogs do, but the results of our study show that they are in fact much more independent than canine companions. It seems that what we interpret as separation anxiety might actually be signs of frustration.”

The Lincoln researchers carefully adapted the Ainsworth Strange Situation Test (SST), which has been widely used to demonstrate that the bond between young children or pet dogs with their primary carer can be categorised as a ‘secure attachment’ — where the carer is seen as a focus of safety and security in potentially threatening (or unfamiliar) environments.

The study observed the relationships between a number of cats and their owners, placing the pets in an unfamiliar environment together with their owner, with a stranger and also on their own. In varying scenarios, it assessed three different characteristics of attachment; the amount of contact sought by the cat, the level of passive behaviour, and signs of distress caused by the absence of the owner.

“Although our cats were more vocal when the owner rather than the stranger left them with the other individual, we didn’t see any additional evidence to suggest that the bond between a cat and its owner is one of secure attachment. This vocalisation might simply be a sign of frustration or learned response, since no other signs of attachment were reliably seen. In strange situations, attached individuals seek to stay close to their carer, show signs of distress when they are separated and demonstrate pleasure when their attachment figure returns, but these trends weren’t apparent during our research,” said Professor Mills.

“For pet dogs, their owners often represent a specific safe haven; however it is clear that domestic cats are much more autonomous when it comes to coping with unusual situations. Our findings don’t disagree with the notion that cats develop social preferences or close relationships, but they do show that these relationships do not appear to be typically based on a need for safety and security. As far as we could tell, the cats of owners who considered them to be highly attached did not differ from the others in this regard.”

The results of the study reveal that while cats might prefer to interact with their owner, they do not rely on them for reassurance when in an unfamiliar environment, and the researchers believe this is because of the nature of the species as a largely independent and solitary hunter.

Source: Science Daily

Best Dog Breeds for First Time Owners

While there is a lot of research that goes into general dog ownership, there are some breeds of dogs that are better suited for a first timer than others.

Any first time owner can be successful with any dog breeds, so long as they’re committed. But for those looking for suggestions on breeds that might fit their newbie needs, you can use the following list.

#1 – Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

#2 – Cane Corso Italiano

Cane Corso Italiano

#3 – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

#4 – Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

#5 – Greyhound

Greyhound

 

#6 – Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

#7 – Papillon

Papillon

#8 – Poodle

Poodle

#9 – Pug

Pug

#10 – Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog

Dogs Are Best Friends With The Baby

For dogs and their human babies, it’s often love at first sight. And these best friendships will continue to grow for years to come — here are some dogs who love their little humans.


cute dog and baby

If my son so much as cries, he rushes in to save his life. Best buds
If my son so much as cries, he rushes in to save his life. Best buds
My son and dog's 2 year friendship.
My son and dog’s 2 year friendship.
My niece and her great Dane puppy.
My niece and her great Dane puppy.
My son and dog are inseparable.
My son and dog are inseparable.
My daughter and her guardian.
My daughter and her guardian.
When I join them they stare at me like I interrupted their conversation. Apparently I've become a third wheel in my own home
When I join them they stare at me like I interrupted their conversation. Apparently I’ve become a third wheel in my own home
My wife caught my daughter and my pitty both begging for food....tongues out.
My wife caught my daughter and my pitty both begging for food….tongues out.
My newborn son lying on top of my grumpy pug, Piglet.
My newborn son lying on top of my grumpy pug, Piglet.
My son and his bff
My son and his bff
My daughter utilizes our lab as a chair. He doesn't mind
My daughter utilizes our lab as a chair. He doesn’t mind
Our daughter finally learned to stand up; Our dog has to share his window
Our daughter finally learned to stand up; Our dog has to share his window
My daughter and her best friends.
My daughter and her best friends.
A few nights after adopting our first puppy. He and my son have grown close quickly.
A few nights after adopting our first puppy. He and my son have grown close quickly.
Both of my sons just relaxing
Both of my sons just relaxing
My daughter and her bodyguard
My daughter and her bodyguard
My dog and my daughter are the best of friends
My dog and my daughter are the best of friends
My dog wanted in on my daughter's 3 month pictures.
My dog wanted in on my daughter’s 3 month pictures.
The best babysitter ever
The best babysitter ever
My son was excited to meet Beast the boxer
My son was excited to meet Beast the boxer
My son and my American dingo Biscuit
My son and my American dingo Biscuit
My nephew's favorite chair.
My nephew’s favorite chair.
I think we found our babysitter
I think we found our babysitter

 

Top 100 most popular male and female dog names

Most of us put a lot of thought into naming our new dog or puppy. We realize our dog’s name will speak volumes about our own personality, insights, or sense of humor. Check out the list below.

top 100 popular dog names

Top male dog names:

  1. Bailey
  2. Max
  3. Charlie
  4. Buddy
  5. Rocky
  6. Jake
  7. Jack
  8. Toby
  9. Cody
  10. Buster
  11. Duke
  12. Cooper
  13. Riley
  14. Harley
  15. Bear
  16. Tucker
  17. Murphy
  18. Lucky
  19. Oliver
  20. Sam
  21. Oscar
  22. Teddy
  23. Winston
  24. Sammy
  25. Rusty
  26. Shadow
  27. Gizmo
  28. Bentley
  29. Zeus
  30. Jackson
  31. Baxter
  32. Bandit
  33. Gus
  34. Samson
  35. Milo
  36. Rudy
  37. Louie
  38. Hunter
  39. Casey
  40. Rocco
  41. Sparky
  42. Joey
  43. Bruno
  44. Beau
  45. Dakota
  46. Maximus
  47. Romeo
  48. Boomer
  49. Luke
  50. Henry

Top female dog names:

  1. Bella
  2. Lucy
  3. Molly
  4. Daisy
  5. Maggie
  6. Sophie
  7. Sadie
  8. Chloe
  9. Bailey
  10. Lola
  11. Zoe
  12. Abby
  13. Ginger
  14. Roxy
  15. Gracie
  16. Coco
  17. Sasha
  18. Lily
  19. Angel
  20. Princess
  21. Emma
  22. Annie
  23. Rosie
  24. Ruby
  25. Lady
  26. Missy
  27. Lilly
  28. Mia
  29. Katie
  30. Zoey
  31. Madison
  32. Stella
  33. Penny
  34. Belle
  35. Casey
  36. Samantha
  37. Holly
  38. Lexi
  39. Lulu
  40. Brandy
  41. Jasmine
  42. Shelby
  43. Sandy
  44. Roxie
  45. Pepper
  46. Heidi
  47. Luna
  48. Dixie
  49. Honey
  50. Dakota

 

Top 10 most popular dog and cat names

top dog and cat names

Top 10 male and female dog names:

  1. Bella
  2. Max
  3. Bailey
  4. Lucy
  5. Molly
  6. Daisy
  7. Charlie
  8. Buddy
  9. Maggie
  10. Sophie

Top 10 male and female cat names:

  1. Bella
  2. Max
  3. Chloe
  4. Oliver
  5. Lucky
  6. Charlie
  7. Sophie
  8. Lily
  9. Shadow
  10. Tiger

 

The 15 Lowest Dander Dog Breeds

There are many dog breeds with minimally shedding coats and if you’re looking for a pooch with little dander, this list will help you.

#1 – Poodle

Poodle

#2 – Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier

#3 – Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

#4 – Chinese Crested

Chinese Crested

#5 – Coton de Tulear

Coton de Tulear

#6 – Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniel

#7 – Kerry Blue Terrier

Kerry Blue Terrier

#8 – Maltese

Maltese

#9 – Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog

#10 – Schnauzer

Schnauzer

#11 – Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

#12 – Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound

#13 – Xoloitzcuintli

Xoloitzcuintli

#14 – Lagotto Romagnolo

Lagotto Romagnolo

#15 – Spanish Water Dog

Spanish Water Dog