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How to Keep Pets Safe & Healthy This Holiday Season

While the holidays are a joyous occasion for families, this time of year can be riddled with dangers for another group of loved ones – pets. Data on insured pets from Trupanion shows that toxicity claims spike nearly 25% in December, and foreign body ingestion rises 10% at year’s end. Traditional holiday décor like poinsettias, … Read More

The ABCs of Pet Insurance

The ABCs of Pet Insurance

Like most types of insurance, at first blush health insurance, let alone health insurance for your pet, can seem hard to decipher, with policies and coverage varying widely by provider. While most of us consider our pets cherished members of our family and want to provide them with the best possible care, it can be … Read More

What Kind of Pet Is Right For You?

What Kind of Pet Is Right For You?

What kind of pet is right for you? With so many choices, you might want to take a walk through our whimsical decision tree (you can click the image for a larger version) to help you choose among a cat, dog, fish… even a pet rock and giraffe. Spoiler alert: Everyone wants a pet giraffe. … Read More

Determining if Your Dog Has a Food Allergy

Determining if Your Dog Has a Food Allergy

Food allergies are frustrating for dogs and  dog owners, and can take a while to diagnose and resolve.  They can cause itchy skin and rashes, digestive issues (including gas and diarrhea), and ear infections. Food allergies can be caused by a protein (beef and chicken being the leading culprits), grains, soy and dairy products. If your dog … Read More

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