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Keep Holiday Foods Away From Your Pets

It’s the time of year when we gather together with our family and friends to give thanks, gifts, and most of all, food. Our pets are part of the family too, and you may be thinking about allowing them to … Continue reading

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Giving Your Dog a Thorough Home Check-up

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Dogs, like people, need routine medical exams to stay healthy. Since dogs age more rapidly than people, they need well-health check-ups not once, but twice a year. So, they really … Continue reading

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Identifying pain: The enigmatic ways pets show—and hide—pain

Unfortunately, our pets can’t just tell us when they hurt. Of course, there’s no doubt when it’s dinner time, right? But the truth is, dogs won’t always express pain by whining, and cats—they’re masters at hiding pain. If you don’t … Continue reading

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Microchips Save Lives

Despite your best efforts, your dog or cat has slipped out an open door and disappeared. If he’s wearing a collar and identification tag, chances are good that you’ll get him back. But what if the collar comes off or he … Continue reading

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Celebrating Earth Day With Your Pet

In the spirit of Earth Day, we wanted to share 6 tips with you to keep your pet “earth-friendly” on Earth Day. 1. Use Biodegradable Dog Waste Bags Plastic grocery bags are a terrible bag to use, as they are … Continue reading

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Dog Allergies

What is an allergy? An allergy is a state of over-reactivity or hypersensitivity of the immune system to a particular substance called an allergen. Most allergens are proteins. “…with allergies, the immune response can actually be harmful to the body. … Continue reading

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Why Trupanion Pet Insurance?

With pet insurance, you’ll be able to provide your puppy, kitten, dog, or cat the best medical care possible. Continue reading

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September 28th is World Rabies Day. Here’s Some Rabies Prevention Tips for Pet Owners.

Rabies Facts There are around 7,000 cases of animal rabies, mostly in wildlife species, reported in the U.S. every year.  These animals can expose humans or pets to rabies. Cats are more likely to be infected with rabies than dogs! … Continue reading

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What’s in a dog breed? Less than you might think

Writer Robert Boos If you think those “perfect” pooches at dog shows are the shining examples of their breeds, think again. A massive study of more than 80,000 individual dogs reveals there’s actually a lot of behavioral variation within any given breed, particularly … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tips for Safe Car Travel With Your Pet

For some pet parents, a trip’s no fun if the four-legged members of the family can’t come. But traveling can be highly stressful, both for you and your animal companions. With thoughtful preparation, you can ensure a safe and comfortable … Continue reading

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