2001-Thu Aug 17 22:51:02 EDT 2017
Vetstreet. All rights reserved. Powered by Brightspot.
Vetstreet does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. See Additional Information ›
We’ve laughed, been amazed and even cried at some of this year’s viral animal videos. As 2014 comes to a close, we're taking a look back at some of our favorites, including clips that had an astronomical number of views on YouTube and others that we thought were particularly memorable. We wanted to be sure to include a mix of entries for cat lovers and dog lovers — and who could leave out the hamsters?
We’ll confess: one of our favorite parts of coming up with this list was that it was the perfect excuse to watch all of these videos again! It wasn’t easy, but we’ve narrowed down the contenders to our top five for 2014 in the countdown below. Take a look, then let us know in the comments section what you would have put on the list!
It’s hard to explain the fascination with "Paper Cat." It’s just a cute cat playing with a piece of paper, but it’s mesmerizing. And we’re not alone in loving this: The video has been watched 2 million times since November.
Surely you’ve seen Tiny Hamster this year. It all started when his chef set the table for him to eat a tiny burrito off a tiny plate. What could be cuter than that? The video of this little guy’s carefully prepared meal has more than 9 million views — and the hamster went on to enjoy more scrumptious dishes this year, including a Thanksgiving feast.
Finnish magician and mentalist Jose Ahonen leaves dogs baffled when he makes treats disappear before their eyes in this hysterical video. Even their expert canine noses are stumped by his trick. But don’t worry — all of the stars of the video got treats before and after they were tricked. This clip has racked up more than 15 million views.
This Budweiser Super Bowl spot, which has more than 54 million views, featured an adorable yellow Labrador Retriever puppy who has a sweet relationship with a Clydesdale. Their owners can’t seem to keep the pair apart. This one will make you tear up.
You’ll need tissues for this one, too — but it’s because you’ll be laughing so hard. This dog in a giant spider costume managed to freak out everyone he encountered for a prank — and the video of their reactions became YouTube’s top trending video of 2014, with a whopping 118 million views.
More on Vetstreet.com:
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Take our breed quiz to find your next pet.
Bartonella is a type bacteria that can be transmitted to cats, dogs and humans from exposure to infected fleas and…
Want to give your pup yummy, low-calorie treats? We’ve got the skinny on which foods are OK to feed him.
Not sure about food puzzles? Our veterinarian reveals why the payoff for your pet is well worth any extra work.
With these simple dental care tips, you can help keep your canine’s adorable smile shiny and healthy for life.
The friendly and inquisitive LaPerm has an easy-care coat that comes in a variety of colors and patterns.
Check out our collection of more than 250 videos about pet training, animal behavior, dog and cat breeds and more.
Wonder which dog or cat best fits your lifestyle? Our new tool will narrow down more than 300 breeds for you.
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.
Thank you for subscribing.