Dogs are not just pets. They are furry companions, slobbering sidekicks, and the perfect complement to any family. So naturally, dog owners do everything in their power to keep Rover happy, healthy, and resilient. Preventative measures make a difference in the long run; like humans with vitamins, canines need that little bit of “insurance” when it comes to their health, too. Which is why your veterinarian may be dog’s best friend (next to you, of course). Continue reading “5 Most Common Health Ailments in Dogs” »
Although cats are often described as the mortal enemy of the average dog, dog owners know the real enemy is the tick. These tiny bugs can latch onto your dog with devastating health effects. Let’s take a look at the correct way to remove a tick from a pup.
Often times, we are faced with difficult decisions, especially when it comes to finances. When we look for ways to cut spending, pet insurance may be on the chopping block since your pet has been healthy so far and you’ve never needed to use it. Sadly, the thing about insurance is that you usually don’t know when you will need to use it. After all, that is why we have insurance in the first place.
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Protecting the health of your dog is an important job for owners who take the responsibility of caring for a pet. In addition to merely keeping your pets healthy, there are ways that you can nurture you dog that simultaneously keep you healthy and vibrant as well. The following activities will allow both you and your dog to grow together and stay as healthy as possible in all aspects of life.
When looking to bring a new cat into your life, you might take lifespan into consideration and hope for a longer-living breed so that you have plenty of years to spend with your new best friend. While most cat breeds generally live about 10-15 years, there are some that have longer life expectancies.
It’s no secret that dogs love the taste of chicken broth. This simple liquid can be a great tool for pet owners in times of need. Adding a little bit of chicken broth to your dog’s food or water can help get him to eat or drink if he’s being picky. It is also a great way to help hydrate your dog if he is sick and refusing to drink.
As co-owners of Dog is Good, Jon and I have focused on several core values to grow our small business. One of those values is to be socially responsible and philanthropic. Earlier this year, we were approached by the Director of Corporate Giving of Leader Dogs for the Blind to raise a future guide dog. As we considered the impact this might have on people, we decided to launch The BOLO Project. Over the next year, Dog is Good will publicly raise and train this puppy with the goal of generating awareness for Leader Dogs for the Blind and also the tremendous role service dogs play in enhancing human lives in general. For the year that BOLO will be in our care, we set a goal to raise $50K (the approximate cost to get a Leader Dog to a visually impaired, blind, or deaf-blind client).
Sugar the 6-month-old American Bulldog puppy recently made an unplanned veterinary visit due to a trampoline accident! Sugar’s owner noticed limping and the result was a fracture with a tibial crest avulsion. According to Daisy Street Veterinary Centre, “An avulsion fracture is where a small piece of boney tissue (the tibial crest) is pulled away from the main bone by the action of a tendon.”
Please note: This blog is designed to be a community where pet owners can learn and share. The views expressed in each post are the opinion of the author and not necessarily endorsed by Trupanion. Always consult your veterinarian for professional advice.