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Solving the Unexpected with Pet Coverage

One of the best ways to illustrate the impact of pet insurance is to bring it to life through concrete examples. Consider a few situations below which put you in the shoes of someone with – or without – pet

Bully Sticks: More Calories and Bacteria According to New Study

Popular dog chew treats, commonly known as bully sticks, may contain more calories and bacteria according to a recent study. Bully sticks are made from a dried, uncooked penis of a bull or steer. The recent article in the Canadian Veterinary Journal reviewed

Hartz Recalls Chicken-Based Dog Treats

SECAUCUS, N.J., Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily withdrawing its Hartz ® Chicken Chews™ and Hartz ® Oinkies® Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken for dogs in the United States because they contain trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic residue. We are

Pet Safety Experts Offer Tips for New Year’s Eve

This New Year’s Eve will be a popular time for families and friends to celebrate 2012 and toast all the possibilities of 2013. Often, this means big family gatherings and festive parties. Because dogs and cats are considered part of

Coping with the Loss of a Pet

The death of a pet, whether sudden or a long-time coming, begins a painful, grievous process for pet owners. A dog or cat often grows to become an integral if not wholly irreplaceable part of the family unit. They bring