Articles by Rachel

About Rachel@Trupanion

Digital Content Intern
Rachel is an animal lover and although she doesn't currently own a pet, she "babysits" Smalls, a year-old English Mastiff. She recently graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Advertising. In her free time, she enjoys photography, traveling, and watching WSU football games.

Help Your Dog Beat the Heat with These Summertime Dog Toys

The summer is an exciting season for you and your furry friend to spend some quality time outdoors. It is important to keep your pet cool and comfortable during these hot days. Learn about these 7 toys that were made … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Caring for Your Short-Faced Dog on Hot Days

Warm weather can be exhausting for both pet owners and their furry friends. When a dog overheats, it pants and breathes differently in order to cool itself down. Brachycephalic breeds (short-faced) have a difficult time in the heat because they … Continue reading

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Help Keep Your Pet Calm During Fireworks

Loud noises and the commotion of 4th of July celebrations can easily make your pet stressed and scared. Your dog is very sensitive to noises, and can hear everything humans hear, only 4 times louder. Loud noises often cause pets … Continue reading

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7 Tips For Keeping Your Dog’s Paws Healthy

Dogs use their paws constantly throughout the day. Because of this, your dog’s paws must be cared for to keep up with how active your animal might be. The paw pads are soft and help protect bones and joints from … Continue reading

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Venus, A Cat With Two Faces

Meet Venus, one side of her face appears to look like a Tabby, and the other half is black. Her eyes are completely different as well, one eye being bright blue, and the other is yellow. The markings are so … Continue reading

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Canadian Shelter Dog Trained to Detect Fires

What do you do when you need a working pet? You may be surprised to learn that not all working pets and service animals are purebred. This is a story of an Edmonton shelter dog that got a second chance. … Continue reading

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7 Alternatives to the “Cone of Shame”

Pets are notorious for irritating their wounds and injured areas. It is instinctive for them to bite, scratch, and lick injured body parts and cause problems with a healing area. Is the best solution to reward the animal with an … Continue reading

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Large Breed Puppy Food vs. Adult Dog Food

Puppies differ in several ways including color, size, age, and personality. One thing puppies of all breeds have in common is that they need a balanced diet in order to grow to be a healthy adult dog. The type of … Continue reading

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Action Shot: Dogs Captured Underwater

We all know the infamous look of excitement when dogs fetch for a ball, dig for a bone, or play in the mud. One pet photographer had the bright idea to capture priceless action shots of dogs fetching into the … Continue reading

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