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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9 months ago

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

Richard Bagby
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9 months ago

Pine cone!

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JamezyJamez
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9 months ago

Pennywise has taken canine form!

Linda HS
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9 months ago

Spat my coffee on the computer🤦‍♀️

Noah Gibson-fowlkes
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9 months ago

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Mike B.
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9 months ago

My, Grandma, what big... naah, it's too obvious.

glowworm2
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9 months ago

Nice grill!🤣

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
9 months ago

Twisty had a dog?

Pepper Pots
Community Member
9 months ago

Me Too!!!

Linda Whelan
Community Member
9 months ago

What is that??

rainbowskull13
Community Member
9 months ago

A pinecone

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Jasmina Pavlovic
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9 months ago

Werewolf? 🐺😘

CincyReds
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9 months ago

And I can totally see why!! Beautiful dog hought!

jean f palumbo
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9 months ago

Doggie Dentures !

Sue Clifford
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9 months ago

That’s a good one.

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TheWitchNaru
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9 months ago

Had an ...??? A. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

Vivi
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9 months ago

Oh my, I would run like hell.

Opal4eva
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9 months ago (edited)

I had to took like 5 times to see it I spat juice on my phone 😩😫

Larry Dahle
Community Member
9 months ago

Scarey !!! But the dog is fetching a pinecone..... 😂

Donna Connors
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9 months ago

This would scare the devil out of me.

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
9 months ago

Terrifying at first glance.

Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
9 months ago

Sooo many teeth... sharkdog

LEANDRO LUNA
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1 month ago

I showed this to my mom then she had a mini heart attack

Stephan Erpunkt
Community Member
5 months ago

"a" heart attack. 🤫

Jackie Schmitt
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8 months ago

It’s a pine cone

Kenny Hoffeditz
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8 months ago

What happened to his teeth

Rena Armstrong-skeens
Community Member
8 months ago

Does look convincing

Millie Allen
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9 months ago

Was it a pine comb?

Kathleen Cody
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9 months ago

Don’t move a muscle!

Joyce Schafer
Community Member
9 months ago

Whoa

Mary Darst Birdwell
Community Member
9 months ago

Lmao!!! Wow! Good it’s only a acorn!

Faith Nicole
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9 months ago (edited)

Oh wow..at quick glance that is creepy! Cujo pt 2)

Ruth Rigg
Community Member
9 months ago

Amazing that a pinecone can look like nightmare teeth. GREAT pic!

Zyrina Berrocales
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9 months ago

I thought that was it’s teeth 😂

Phoenix Devlin
Community Member
9 months ago

What the heck???!?!! I had to look at that a couple times

Bonnie Young Mulvaney
Community Member
9 months ago

Lol

Jessica Langmeyer Specht
Community Member
9 months ago

OMG... can't even begin.....

Davon Morelus
Community Member
9 months ago

Those are so ''nutty'' teeth

Diane Johnson
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9 months ago

Probably has coffee breath.

Leslie Parker
Community Member
9 months ago

I was like..the hell? Then lightbulb moment happened. But damn, that looked too real.

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
9 months ago

Shark-dog!

Jeanette Reisch
Community Member
9 months ago

Werewolf ready to attack! Ha ha.

Teri Campisi
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9 months ago

Knew it was a pine cone immediately! LOl!

Carolyn Legg
Community Member
9 months ago

I am afraid of my own dog!!!

Lara Bird
Community Member
9 months ago

Ack!! I totally did a double-take!

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
9 months ago

Reminds me of those old Polident commercial. The ones with the teeth in a glass...

Sue Clifford
Community Member
9 months ago

Better to Eat You With, I bet someone has already posted this.

Doris Bennett
Community Member
9 months ago

OMG! MAD DOG! MAD DOG! ... Wait!

Nola Dorothy
Community Member
9 months ago

What a shot!

Shelia O'Dwyer
Community Member
9 months ago

That has to be a pine cone lol

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
9 months ago

Is that a 'Warg'?

Artist Known As Lisa
Community Member
9 months ago

Lol!

Eunice Robertson
Community Member
9 months ago

what a beautiful dog, is it a type of Alsation?

Sue Clasen
Community Member
9 months ago

The squirrels of the neighbourhood must be envious

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
9 months ago

First glance do we run ..or call the vet, that is our Fido..

François Carré
Community Member
9 months ago

Directed by John Landis.

BOT-Windbound
Community Member
9 months ago

That guy has more teeth then nightmare chica in FNAF 4

Kris “ADHD_Carrier” Dudoich
Community Member
9 months ago

My grandma, what shiny gold teeth you have! :)

Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
9 months ago

He could use a toothbrush...

Thalia Lovering
Community Member
9 months ago

What is this?

rainbowskull13
Community Member
9 months ago

Pinecone

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totinos pizza rolls
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9 months ago

nononono

Matias Arceo
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9 months ago

yeah and their creppy

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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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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
9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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
9 months 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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9 months 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
9 months 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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9 months ago

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

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