There’s something about making sure your furry friend is safe and well that keeps us awake at night. Some pet owners give away their blanket, others part with their beds altogether and sleep on the sofa. It’s never enough to check up on them, because anything bad happening to our beloved doggos, cattos, and other four-legged companions can not only send us into panic mode, it can seriously give us a heart attack. Full stop.

Whether the pets are aware of this or not remains a mystery. But that’s not an excuse to play nerve-wracking tricks on their unsuspecting owners.

From a catto casually having the time of their life while covered in red paprika, to a doggo chilling in a pose that seems like the boi only has half of his body, Bored Panda has compiled you a chilling list that will make you look twice, and thrice. I mean, how dare they, but it’s also good to know this is not what it seems.

#1

I Almost Had An Heart Attack

I Almost Had An Heart Attack

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Raine Soo
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3 weeks ago

Yeah, I don't blame you...Look at those 'teeth'!

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#2

Nearly Had A Heart Attack

Nearly Had A Heart Attack

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
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3 weeks ago

I see, this is revenge for all those cucumbers, isn't it?

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#3

My Dog Fell Asleep Under My Daughter’s Pillow And Nearly Gave Me A Heart Attack

My Dog Fell Asleep Under My Daughter’s Pillow And Nearly Gave Me A Heart Attack

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Flowers
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3 weeks ago

This is hilarious!

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To find out what it's like to to have a pet who "nearly" gives you a heart attack by chilling at odd angles, sitting in weird poses, or bathing in paprika powder, Bored Panda reached out to a Twitter user who goes by the handle @_sumola_. The woman from Ottawa, Ontario tweeted a picture of a black cat that appears to have his tail chopped off.

@_sumola_ told us that the mischievous guy, named Void, is her roommate Tally's cat. Tally said that “as Void is the darker darkest, he likes to act very mysterious. But he's also a huge dork. He will reach his paw out to pet you (nails included on occasion) in order to ask for pats.”

Moreover, Tally is convinced that cats and pets in general love giving their owners heart attacks for two reasons. “First, they're little evil gremlins who delight at torture, and second, they like the way you give them the good-good attention afterwards.”

And since Void is completely black, “he likes to sit in the darkest of places, be it my laundry hamper, under the bed, bookshelf, closet.” Tally joked that Void likes to ensure that there are no monsters that can attack her… “Other than him.”

In the end, Tally reminds everyone “adopt, don't shop!” And… she added, “yes, Void's name was UnaVoidable.” We surely saw that part coming, right?

#4

The Owner Found His Dog Lying On The Floor, All Covered In Red Sticky Liquid. It Was Just Dragon Fruit All Along!

The Owner Found His Dog Lying On The Floor, All Covered In Red Sticky Liquid. It Was Just Dragon Fruit All Along!

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MagicalUnicorn
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3 weeks ago

not even sorry!

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#5

Cat Gave Me A Scare This Morning. It's Paprika

Cat Gave Me A Scare This Morning. It's Paprika

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Raine Soo
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3 weeks ago

Kitty is dabbling in the culinary arts.

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#6

Had To Look Twice

Had To Look Twice

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Jumilicious
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3 weeks ago

Loggo!

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If you've ever been a proud parent to a fur baby, you know how wonderful it is. Pets give us great companionship and, for most of us, they become loving and loyal members of the family. But loving them may come with hardships, too.

The psychotherapist Megan MacCutcheon suggested that there is always a threat for potential stress when you own a pet. “Things like adjusting to owning a new pet, training a pet, acquainting new pets and existing pets, introducing pets and children, and finding solutions to various responsibilities in terms of help with pet sitting, dog walking, etc.”

The biggest hardship may be dealing with the thought that your pet will have to pass one day. “While many pets seem forever young, they do age, their health eventually declines, and we are faced with even more responsibilities as we take care of the additional duties and demands that come with caring for an elderly or sick animal."

#7

The Doggo Almost Gave Me A Heart Attack

The Doggo Almost Gave Me A Heart Attack

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DforDorothy
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3 weeks ago

I would have fainted :O

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#8

My Dog Its Trying To Scare The Hell Out Of Me

My Dog Its Trying To Scare The Hell Out Of Me

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Where's the rest of the body?

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#9

One Christmas Eve Night

One Christmas Eve Night

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Yolanda Ruiz
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3 weeks ago

this one confuses because he really is missing a piece of hair

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Seeing your pet’s health deteriorating, or worse, seeing them suffering, is heartbreaking for any pet parent. Megan suggests the term “pet owner anxiety,” although she hasn’t come across resources specifically related to it.

According to the therapist, it refers to the stress related to pet ownership, which can come in any form. For some, it’s the haunting dread of your pet passing away; for others, it’s the decision of euthanasia; and for most, it's simply seeing them in pain, which causes anxiety and sleepless nights.

Of course, there are always people for whom pets are "just animals." They tend to worry about them less, as they develop less emotional attachment. However, for most humans, it’s not all about being realistic when it comes to having a pet. First, we get deeply attached on the emotional level, and everything comes second.

#10

For A Second I Thought There Was A Hole Inside His Belly

For A Second I Thought There Was A Hole Inside His Belly

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Monika Soffronow
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3 weeks ago

That cat is a walking optical illusion. Great!

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#11

Gives Me A Heart Attack Every Time, But He Loves To Sleep Like That!

Gives Me A Heart Attack Every Time, But He Loves To Sleep Like That!

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Evelína Zlá
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3 weeks ago

That is cute... I would rub his belly :)

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#12

That Spooked The Crap Out Of Me

That Spooked The Crap Out Of Me

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Ceiling Cat is still around, apparently

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#13

What About This?

What About This?

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Doggo grew an extra limb.

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#14

When You Got Home And See Your Dog's Mouth Full Of "Blood"

When You Got Home And See Your Dog's Mouth Full Of "Blood"

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Raine Soo
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3 weeks ago

I love the doggy's little bed.

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#15

Look At The Bengal Tiger... No, No, Wait...

Look At The Bengal Tiger... No, No, Wait...

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Hubertus Touché
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3 weeks ago

It's the one and only zebra-dog...

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#16

Woke Up In The Middle Of The Night To A Notification That My Security Camera Detected Motion. Cue Instant Heart Attack

Woke Up In The Middle Of The Night To A Notification That My Security Camera Detected Motion. Cue Instant Heart Attack

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Raine Soo
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3 weeks ago

That shot is unnerving.

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#17

My Aunt Got Her Dog Groomed. The Groomer Only Has Half Of His Right Arm. It Looks Like He's Elbow Deep Into The Dog, And It Freaked Me Out When I First Saw The Picture

My Aunt Got Her Dog Groomed. The Groomer Only Has Half Of His Right Arm. It Looks Like He's Elbow Deep Into The Dog, And It Freaked Me Out When I First Saw The Picture

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Spankathon
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3 weeks ago

Good job they didn't take the photo when he was clipping around the dogs backside.

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#18

My Dog Almost Gave Me A Heart Attack Today, I Thought She Attacked Our Other Dog Outside And Had Blood All Over Her Face. Then I Saw A Seed And Realized She Got Into The Tomatoes.

My Dog Almost Gave Me A Heart Attack Today, I Thought She Attacked Our Other Dog Outside And Had Blood All Over Her Face. Then I Saw A Seed And Realized She Got Into The Tomatoes.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Look at that adorable face! Who's a good girl?

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#19

I Nearly Had A Heart Attack When I Saw Him Sleeping Like This

I Nearly Had A Heart Attack When I Saw Him Sleeping Like This

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Ripley
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3 weeks ago

Pea soup downloading in 3 . . 2 . . . 1 . . .

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#20

Moving Things Around In The Garage. About Gave Me A Heart Attack

Moving Things Around In The Garage. About Gave Me A Heart Attack

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CuteCats
Community Member
3 weeks ago

The expression on the dog's face is so cute

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#21

She Thought She Dug A Treasure For Me, I Almost Got A Heart Attack

She Thought She Dug A Treasure For Me, I Almost Got A Heart Attack

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 weeks ago (edited)

Oh, s**t! That mummified creature is huge. Is it a type of beetle? Or is it one of those prankster toys? Whatever it is, drop it, drop it!

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#22

Almost Had A Heart Attack When I Got Home Today

Almost Had A Heart Attack When I Got Home Today

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Hubertus Touché
Community Member
3 weeks ago

wROOF, wROOF said the dog... and re-adjusted the dish in order to watch Dogflix for free.

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#23

The First Time I Saw Him Do This, My Heart Almost Stopped As I Thought He'd Died

The First Time I Saw Him Do This, My Heart Almost Stopped As I Thought He'd Died

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Ooh, a tuxedo Dutch bunny. It does look as if it is wearing high waisted black pants with a white shirt.

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#24

Here's Another One

Here's Another One

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K O
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I can't see the scary part of this one, what am I missing?

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