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Dog DNA Tests: What you should know
What is DNA testing? DNA testing, or mixed-breed analysis, is a method for analyzing your dog’s breed ancestry. When performed on puppies, DNA tests can predict potential adult size, temperament, genetic predisposition to certain health issues, and exercise needs. Some residential...
Dog Health Issues
Dogs don’t spend as much time on Earth as humans do. In fact, the average lifespan of a dog is only 10-13 years. It’s imperative to make that short time as happy as possible. Take a look at these 10 most...
Pet Insurance: What You Need to Know
Is pet insurance worth it? Pet insurance is definitely worth it if you have a pet from a breed with a predisposition to chronic illnesses. Generally, the earlier you obtain the insurance, the lower the premiums and deductibles. Pet insurance can...
16 Human Foods That Are Poisonous to Dogs...and What to Give Them Instead
Though feeding your dog table scraps may seem like a treat or an act of love, a surprising amount of foods can cause canine stomach upset or be downright toxic. A small bite of gravy-soaked stuffing at Thanksgiving, for example, can...
How to Navigate Pet Insurance with a Pre-Existing Condition
Does pet insurance cover pre-existing conditions? Pet Insurance companies do not cover pre-existing conditions, but each company’s definition of said conditions may vary. If you and your veterinarian weren’t aware of a condition before obtaining the policy, chances are it will...
What You Need to Know About Dog Flu: Symptoms, Treatments, & Prevention
What is dog flu? Just like in humans, canine influenza is a highly infectious respiratory disease. Though dogs don’t have any natural immunity to the bug, the good news is that most pups who contract the flu will usually only have...
Dog Pain Relief: Symptoms & Medications
Is My Dog in Pain? What Are the Symptoms to Watch out For? Many different factors can cause your dog pain, and the root cause is not always apparent. Some situations may be self-evident, such as a broken leg or post-operative...
Is Wellness Pet Insurance Worth It?
What Is Wellness Pet Insurance? Wellness Pet Insurance, also referred to as Routine Care, is a pet insurance policy or add-on that covers everyday, non-emergency exams, medications, and procedures. Unlike human health insurance, pet insurance typically only covers accidents and injuries....
7 Human Foods That Are Poisonous to Cats
In an image as old as time, imagine a family eating dinner together. The mother says that the child must eat his vegetables, but he doesn’t want to. While mom isn’t looking, the child scrapes them off his plate, onto the...
Pet Insurance Coverage: What You Need to Know
What Does Pet Insurance Cover? Pet Insurance typically covers all accidents and illnesses that could befall your pet. It can also cover genetic, congenital and chronic conditions, provided that signs of these conditions were not present prior to purchasing the policy....
7 Cat Health Issues You Should Know About
Humans, especially those in their adolescence, generate what is called a ‘personal fable’. In English, this means that a young person believes that they are the center of collective attention, which derives feelings of invulnerability and immortality. While it may sound...
5 Things You Should Know When Shopping for Pet Insurance
How Much Does Pet Insurance Cost? Pet insurance premiums can run you anywhere from $11 to $72 a month. The cost of your plan is determined by the type of pet you own, their age, their breed, your location, and the...
How Much Is Your Cat Going to Cost You?
Owning a cat can be rewarding. With the many positives, it's important to be aware of the financial realities. At the vet, for instance, these ralities vary depending on the type of cat you own. Different species have different predispositions, while...
How Much Is Your Dog Going to Cost You?
Owning a dog can be rewarding. With the many positives, it's important to be aware of the financial realities. At the vet, for instance, these ralities vary depending on the type of dog you own. Different species have different predispositions, while...
7 Important Things to Know About Canine Hip Dysplasia
What is Canine Hip Dysplasia? Canine hip dysplasia is a disease that affects a dog's ball and socket joint of their hip or hips. It is an abnormal joint formation where the ball and socket don’t fit into each other properly....
Most Common Toxins That Dogs Ingest
When parents bring a new baby home, particularly if it’s the first one, they usually spend a lot of time making sure the environment is safe. As the infant grows, and becomes mobile, first by walker and then crawling and walking,...
Marijuana in dogs - Is pot a treatment or toxin?
Legal or illegal? Recreational or medicinal? Edibles or smoking? Marijuana and its attendant culture and industry is consumed with binaries. In recent years, the side supporting recreational legality has made significant gains. Thus far, eight states, as well as the District...
My Dog Has Better Health Insurance Than I Do
Can you imagine a situation where your pet has better health insurance coverage than yourself? It’s not that far fetched of a scenario. If the current administration makes good on its plan to fully repeal Obamacare, a program that so far...
Nationwide Pet Insurance Reinvents Itself
The first time I'd used a pet insurance plan I was in college. Junior year I adopted my little German Shepherd puppy, Slash. Since I was working my way through school I was on quite a limited budget. I decided that...
Should I Get Pet Insurance?
I’ll never forget the day my seven-year-old son came running into the living room to tell me there was something wrong with our dog Buddy. (Admittedly at the time I was more interested in the game.) “What do you mean he...
Pet Trackers - Do you know where your pets are?
Studies show that 1 in every 3 pets in America will get lost in their lifetime. Thankfully, technology has evolved such that proactive pet parents now have the GPS-based tools to be more proactive than ever before in both the prevention...
Pet Insurance Alternatives
If your pet is older, already has pre-existing conditions or if you just aren’t sure Pet Insurance is right for you, there are alternatives to Pet Insurance that are worth considering. Start a Savings Account One alternative to Pet Insurance is...
Case Study - Why Pepper Got Pet Insurance
Despite being a pet parent to a over a dozen different dogs over the years, like most people, world renowned relationship therapist, Dr. Pepper Schwartz, didn’t know the first thing about pet insurance when she got, Mr. Big, her 185 lb...
Pet Medical Insurance
We all know the importance of getting coverage for unexpected emergencies. And one of the most important things is protecting our family from medical emergencies by using health insurance. With more and more pets finding homes in American homes, protecting our...
Pet Insurance Cost - Our Money’s Where Our Mutts Are
50 years ago, the executives of the Mad Men-era famously had multiple martini lunches & smoked cigarettes at their desks. There was little regard for human health back then – and even less for the health of our feline & canine...
Is Pet Insurance Worth It?
We are spending more money than ever on our pets. In 2014, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), Americans spent an estimated $60 billon – with $15 billion going to veterinary care. That’s a large & growing figure that...
Pet Insurance 101
Pet Insurance 101 Cheap pet insurance is worthless if it doesn't cover your pet's emergency visit! What to consider: 1) Reimbursement based on actual costs: Some insurance providers pay out on a benefit schedule, also known as "usual and customary. "...
Best Dog Insurance
Best Dog Insurance of 2016 When we reviewed the best dog insurance of 2014, 2014, 2015 and 2016 we looked at: Customer satisfaction and reviews online Coverage for your puppy or dog (what types of things are covered) Benefits caps (if...
Wellness Pet Insurance Coverage
Wellness coverage, or preventative care as it's also called, covers you from the things that are routine or expected over the course of a year. Think routine vet checkups, vaccinations, spay & neutuering procedures, & these types of things. You do...
Pet Insurance Reviews
Our pets are furry members of our families, and just as we'd want to make sure the 2 legged members of our family are have good health care, we want to make sure our pets are covered as well. It matters...
Cat Insurance Essentials
We love our cats, but with 9 lives means you're probably going to take your cat to the vet at least that many times. For things like: diabetes urinary tract infections respiratory issues cuts, scrapes, bumps & bruises When that happens,...
Dog & Puppy Insurance
Puppies. They’re fluffy, adorable & wonderful. We know these things. What most of us don’t know, however, is that they’re just as expensive to take care of as older dogs. In the US dogs under the age of 2 cost just...