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.”
These people and the company are great. Anyone with pets, especially cats and dogs should look into them. They have the highest reimbursement rate than the other companies. No matter what plan you choose. -Joseph L.
Bailey the couch potato dog, you helped with his double PTLO surgeries -Tina D.
Cooper and his tag! He wandered one night and this tag helped as you guys called and we got him back … Love trupanion for keeping my fur babies safe and healthy! -Kelly L.
Over the past week we ran a giveaway and collected your favorite ‘shy’ and ‘hiding’ pet photos. Because the weather is cooling off, pets are hunkering down in their beds and blankets to stay warm. We thought this would make a great photo theme for this week’s contest so we asked and you provided! Here are some of our favorite photos:
Oreo says “peek-a-boo!” shared by Stephanie H.
“This is my Indy who I’ve had for 3 years now… this photo is from the first night I had him … I drove from Toronto to Indiana to get this awesome dog… painfully shy as you can tell… we spent the night in a hotel before the drive back to T.O. , he hid in the bathroom all night… sneaking his head around the corner about every 5 minutes to see if I was still there!” -Lorie S.
Many pets’ coats are not quite thick enough to leave them outdoors all winter long. It is important to bring them inside after potty and play so that they can stay warm and cozy, and spend time with their favorite human(s). If you are cold outside, then your pet likely is too.
If you have a newly-adopted dog that is shy, here are 10 tips to help bring shy dogs out of their shell. This article discusses key points in dealing with a shy dog including patience and confidence-building. With the right approach, it is entirely possible to help rid a dog of its shyness.
We’d like to thank everyone who sent in adorable pet photos this week! As with all of our themed photo giveaways, our winner will be randomly selected.
A few weeks ago our Great Dane Tuna started limping. We were watching him and we thought it was a soft tissue injury, the limp seemed to go away, and then it became worse. We made an appointment with our vet, because we had gone through bone cancer with our first Great Dane we did x-rays, lots of them. We captured his wrist, and also his chest. The x-ray looked like something was wrong but we needed further diagnostics to confirm any diagnosis.
Getting a new dog is always exciting, but there are some things all dog owners must have, and certain preparations that need to be taken care of before bringing your dog home. You want to make sure you have all the right supplies on hand so that you’re prepared to start taking care of it. There are plenty of items dog owners can purchase for their new dog, but it is important to know what is necessary to keep your dog safe, happy and healthy in his new home.
Spending the holidays with your pet is the perfect way to enjoy the season. However, it is important to keep in mind that the holidays can be stressful for pets as they are introduced to new visitors and may need to become accustomed to new routines. Here are four tips to help you get your pet ready for enjoying the beauty of the holiday season.
Shelby is a 1-year-old Labrador Retriever who recently made an emergency vet visit because she accidentally swallowed a large rock at doggy daycare! X-rays confirmed the rock ingestion and Shelby was admitted for surgery to remove the foreign body.
When a dog or cat swallows a large foreign object such as a rock, it must be surgically removed to avoid further complications or potential damage to their gastrointestinal tract. Her veterinary invoice included charges for anesthesia, hospitalization, IV fluids, surgery and medications.
We are wishing Shelby a quick recovery and hope that there are no more rocks in her future!
I cant thank Trupanion and the amazing staff enough, I will be recommending you to everyone I know! The service and genuine concern for my bulldog Buford has been outstanding. Thank you so much. -Kim W.
This is my Sphynx, Scarlett NoHaira. She has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. We are very thankful for Trupanion insurance . Her heart scans are very expensive . Thank you Trupanion , for helping me give my best friend the best care possible . -Jackie K.
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.