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Articles by Kathryn

About Kathryn@

Kathryn works at Trupanion alongside her little sidekick, a rescued Papillion mix named Modie. She loves all animals big and small but is a dog enthusiast at heart. By the third grade, she had memorized every dog breed and their characteristics and dreamed of being an agility dog trainer or the next Steve Irwin. When not at Trupanion, Kathryn spends her time playing soccer, baking cookies, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her little sidekick.

Four-Pound Puppy Undergoes Two Surgeries

“I noticed my 9-month-old, 4 lb, black-and-white Chihuahua puppy, Mojo, was not eating his normal portions and seemed depressed. I took him to my local veterinarian, Dr. Clark of Bay Hills Animal Hospital on February 28. She examined Mojo and

Protecting Cats & Dogs in Hot Cars: A Veterinarian’s Perspective

On July 24, a new law goes into effect in Washington to protect pets from some of the dangers of being left unattended in a vehicle—whether that be excessive heat or cold, or lack of ventilation or water. Under the

Foxtails: How to Keep Your Pet Safe

It’s peak season for foxtails on the western coast of the United States and Canada, and every pet owner should be aware of their harmful effects on pet health. These seeds are barbed—like fish hooks—and can latch on to your cat or

A Little Lemon Gets All the Care She Needs

“Chai is our little lemon dog. We rescued her from a shelter at 4 months. Working in a specialty hospital, I saw so much heartache, especially relating to lack of funds. I couldn’t have that for my “fur babies.” I

Helping a Puppy through Troubling Times

“After the loss of my first baby I swore that I would never get another dog. However, in August 2014, I came across a 10-week-old Pit Bull that was living on the streets. I couldn’t walk away from her. That