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Get to the Root of the Problem This National Hairball Awareness Day

Anyone with a cat will know that hairballs are no fun. National Hairball Awareness Day—founded by the National Museum of Health and Medicine—is a great day to hear the hairy details about hairballs and get to the root of the

Marijuana Pet Myths Busted

Marijuana is a frequently debated subject, with recent votes legalizing recreational marijuana in Alaska and Oregon, and discussions about the growing popularity of Cannabis-infused pet products like Canna-Pet and Canna Companion. For almost every human marketplace there is a pet

In the News: Treating Antifreeze Toxicity in Pets

Today, the FDA withdrew its approval of the antifreeze antidote for dogs,  Antizol-Vet, also known as fomepizole, 4-methylpyrazole, or 4-MP. We looked through our database of insured cats and dogs and found that antifreeze is the tenth most common poison

Why You Shouldn’t Bring Lilies Into Your Home This Spring

Easter lilies are bright, beautiful, and a staple floral decoration in the springtime. However, lilies are incredibly dangerous to our feline friends. Just one nibble of a lily plant can make your cat incredibly sick, and left untreated can be

National Walk Your Dog Day: 5 Reasons to Walk With Your Pet

Grab a leash and hit the streets, National Walk Your Dog Day is February 22. Whether you have a dog, a cat, or just like to get outside for a stroll, a daily walk comes with a number of benefits.