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How To Get The Most From Pet Health Insurance

Reading Time: 2 minutes Planning to get a puppy or kitten soon, a young adult pet, or even an adult animal? Pet health insurance can be a good buy. Companies that offer the coverage provide a variety of plans that meet the different needs of pet owners, from the person who wants emergency coverage only to the one who […]

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New Kid In Town: Preparing Pets For Baby’s Arrival

Reading Time: 2 minutes Got a baby on the way? While you’re painting the new nursery and stocking up on diapers, don’t forget to involve your dog or cat in the new life joining your family. Well before your baby is born, you can begin to prepare your pet for this momentous change that will affect his life—in a […]

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8 Ways To Prepare Your Dog for Pet Sitting Visits

Reading Time: 2 minutes Staying in a strange place can be frightening for dogs. If your pup is a homebody, you may prefer to have a pet sitter come in and care for him if you and your family are traveling without him. To ensure that your dog and the pet sitter get off on the right paw, take […]

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Hospice Care: What to Know About Quality of Life

Reading Time: 2 minutes The goal of hospice is to ensure your dog’s health, comfort, and happiness. Those three elements comprise quality of life: your dog’s physical, mental and social wellbeing. “The philosophy of maintaining quality of life at the end of life honors the human-animal bond,” says Alice Villalobos, DVM, a veterinary oncologist who is considered the godmother […]

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Helping Your Dog or Cat Chill May Add Years to their Lives

Reading Time: 3 minutes Can fear, anxiety, and stress be stealing precious heartbeats from your beloved pet at home? That’s the theory being studied by Dr. Robert Hamlin, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM. His work is examining the idea that stress, especially when it triggers the body’s fight or flee “sympathetic storm” mechanism, not only affects the quality of your […]

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4 Tips To Make Pet Tooth Brushing A Habit

Reading Time: 2 minutes By now you’ve probably heard that dogs and cats should have their teeth brushed regularly, preferably every day. Good dental care is vital not just to the health of your pet’s mouth, but also his entire body. Dogs and cats who aren’t used to having their teeth brushed may be uncomfortable with the procedure. After […]

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Your Puppy’s First Vet Visit: 3 Ways To Prepare

Reading Time: 2 minutes Congratulations on your new bundle of joy. Have you scheduled your puppy’s first veterinary visit? Puppies are works in progress, eager to explore their new world, but it takes a team to protect them. Thankfully, a puppy’s “cute factor” makes it easy to forgive expected mistakes. But puppies need more than “cute” to protect their […]

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Your Puppy’s First Veterinary Visit: What to Know

Reading Time: 3 minutes Background information about your pup can help the veterinary staff better care for the little guy. And whether the pup acts healthy or is under the weather, it’s important to bring samples from your baby’s (ahem) output for the vet to evaluate. Here’s what you should plan on bringing to the visit. Documentation Shelters and […]

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Why Does Your Dog Howl?

Reading Time: 2 minutes A howl is a normal part of the canine communication repertoire, but some dog breeds howl more than others. The Northern types such as Alaskan Malamutes even use a typical “woo-woo” happy howl in conversation between each other and human family members. [not_logged_in]Login or Join Today to Access the rest of the content[/not_logged_in] [restrict userlevel=”subscriber”]We […]

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Hospice Helps Dogs and Humans Cope With End of Life

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s hard to think about, especially if your dog is currently healthy, but one day he—and you—will be facing the end of his life. Or maybe your dog is dealing with a disease right now that will ultimately take his life. In some cases, medical treatment can help for a time, but if that is […]