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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1 month 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
Community Member
1 month ago

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

Janelle Collard
Community Member
1 month ago

*Snicker!* Good one! :)

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 month ago

Help please. What is the thing that looks like his detached leg?

magnadar
Community Member
1 month ago

some kind of snack for the cat

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Joonscrab
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1 month ago

Buddy... You look a little lost there, need a hand??

Jumilicious
Community Member
1 month ago

Not the point, but that is a very nice room.

Dave Chapman
Community Member
1 month ago

Yah, I Love that rug! It has a 1970's Space Invaders video game look.cool!

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Daria B
Community Member
1 month ago

This one reminds me of that little "magic trick" with your hands that looks like you're detaching your thumb and putting it back.

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Heart attack? Yeah, that's right.

StardustRainO8
Community Member
1 month ago

This took to long.... LOL

Slinkman
Community Member
1 month ago

That's paws-off scary!

Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
1 month ago

Why is it set so perfectly?!?!

CatWoman312
Community Member
1 month ago

Idk what would freak me more: the disassembled arm or the overly calm cat

Aria Whitaker
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1 month ago

Love the rug....

Sue Clifford
Community Member
1 month ago

Me too.

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Tobias Riley
Community Member
1 month ago

He has mastered the art of magic!

Your Local Lizard
Community Member
1 month ago

Is the 'detached arm' a baguett

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 month ago

Holy smoke!

Sabed Hussain
Community Member
1 month ago

a new carpet... thats scary

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
19 hours ago

At first glance, this scared me!

Sharon Heim
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Yes, but what is it?

Rena Armstrong-skeens
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Lol

Karen Lyon
Community Member
1 month ago

This is my favorite.

Faith Nicole
Community Member
1 month ago

That scared me!!

Vidya Narayan
Community Member
1 month ago

Me, too!!

Josey Griffin
Community Member
1 month ago

I had to look a few times

Gina MH
Community Member
1 month ago

Love the kitty's expression - like he KNOWS he's 'pulling your leg'!!!

Terri Altman-Hollister
Community Member
1 month ago

This immediately reminded me of the song "Detachable Penis"...

Rad Dot
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1 month ago

What is that? My eyes and brains are not working together!

Carolyn Legg
Community Member
1 month ago

What's wrong mon?

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't understand this one. What is that thing by the table?

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
1 month ago

AWW 😻💖

Susan Miller
Community Member
1 month ago

HOLY RUG!

Marie Feist
Community Member
1 month ago

Holy hole in the rug - sorry mum!

elfin
Community Member
1 month ago

The Crawling Paw, a sequel to The Crawling Hand.

ArhomR
Community Member
1 month ago

That would give you paws for thought!

Elizabeth Butler
Community Member
1 month ago

PHOTOSHOPPED

Sue Clifford
Community Member
1 month ago

Or not it’s still freaky.

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Roberto Durante
Community Member
1 month ago

he is a magicien, and practising, nothing to be worry about LOL

Janet Bird
Community Member
1 month ago

Freaked me out there for a minute!

Cherry Oehme
Community Member
1 month ago

Clever. The aloe Vera on the table isn’t doing too well ever.🍒

Sue Clifford
Community Member
1 month ago

It does look a bit sad.

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Irene Petrocelli
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1 month ago

Good one, I had to enlarge to figure out “extra” paw

Eunice Robertson
Community Member
1 month ago

trust a cat to find the hole in the rug

Sue Clasen
Community Member
1 month ago

No wonder!

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, good grief!

Evelyn Hall
Community Member
1 month ago

How?

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

That front leg is still very long..

flimsynormalcy
Community Member
1 month ago

I love that rug

Heather Menard
Community Member
1 month ago

It almost looks like he stuck his arm under the rug and poked it out the other side

TheGayPandas
Community Member
1 month ago

I had to take a tripple look X'D I though the second time the cats arm was in one hole (near the sholder area) and the coming out another hole (at the far right side of the bone) I'm dead inside

BOT-Windbound
Community Member
1 month ago

HA! what's the fake arm, can't tell what it is.

Stille20
Community Member
1 month ago

so calm for losing a limb

Kris “ADHD_Carrier” Dudoich
Community Member
1 month ago

But the look on the cat's face is what really does it!

Tara Brooks
Community Member
1 month ago

What is it?

Christina Gude
Community Member
1 month ago

That's beyond belief....yikes.....

Ceejae Johnson
Community Member
1 month ago

Why do u have an extra cat paw on deck

Lois Arrowood
Community Member
1 month ago

This looks too staged.

Vivi
Community Member
1 month ago

What is that?

Jungkook Hbdhgs
Community Member
1 month ago

Did Cat knows

Diane Patrick
Community Member
1 month ago

Love that rug.

Roos Dillema
Community Member
1 month ago

Had to look twice!

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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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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
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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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
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1 month 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
1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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
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1 month 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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1 month 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
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1 month 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
1 month 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
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1 month 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
1 month 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
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1 month ago

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

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