10 Animal Slang Words Every Pet Parent Should Know

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In case you haven’t noticed, dogs are no longer just dogs and cats are no longer just cats – they’re puppers and floofs and doggos, et al.

If you love your pet but you’re feeling left behind by the internet slang, we’ve got you covered with these 10 must-know terms.

#10. Smol

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Yes, it sort of means small except extra – a smol cat or dog is not only tiny, but cute enough to incite squeals from everyone in the vicinity.

#9. Sploot

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When your pet is laying with his legs splayed and his belly flat on the cool surface, you’re witnessing a sploot.

#8. Boof

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When your dog makes that sound deep in her throat like she’s probably going to bark but hasn’t totally made up her mind? That’s a boof.

#7. Derp

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People can be derpy but it’s not as cute as when a pet does it – the expression is basically a stand-in for “duh” or “dur” and is associated with clumsy, clueless, or silly-looking cats and dogs.

#6. Snoot

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It’s pretty much the only acceptable term for your pet’s snout these days.

#5. Blep

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A blep is when your pet’s tongue hangs out of their mouth just a bit and they don’t even seem to notice.

#4. Boop

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When you touch your cat or dogs nose, or they touch noses with each other, you must say boop. It’s required.

#3. Floof

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Your floof – or floofy pet – has lots of hair that she’ll leave all over the house. It doesn’t stop them from squeezing through tiny spaces, though!

#2. Pupper

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You can call any dog a pupper, regardless of age, and don’t let anyone tell you differently.

#1. Bork

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The internet has decided that dogs don’t bark, they bork. And now that’s all you’re going to hear.

I’m going to need another smol floof around the house. You?