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Guest Post: Pet Allergies are Real

The following is another guest post from Ashley Spade. Ashley, in addition to being Sir Winston Pugsalot the First’s favorite human, is a blogger and law student. She volunteers at her local pug rescue in between studying and training for … Continue reading

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Pet Allergies Occurring Earlier This Year

Last week I wrote about the mild weather bringing on an increased risk of tick bites. Not only does warmer weather bring ticks, but pet allergies as well, according to a recent article on abc news. Humans are aware of … Continue reading

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Just Bean It With a Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

This recipe comes to you from Jen Phillips April of www.all-natural-dog-treat.com It’s gluten free, it has a nutty like flavor (from what I’ve read).  It certainly didn’t affect the dog’s enjoyment of the treats. If you’re looking for wheat free … Continue reading

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Dogs and Cats Affect Human Allergies Differently

A recent article posted on UPI.com had an interesting story about how dogs and cats have different effects on human allergies. Apparently, children that are allergic to dogs should be exposed to them at a young age, whereas children that … Continue reading

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To Grain or Not to Grain?

There are few things as controversial in the pet world about what you should feed your pet. Luckily, in today’s world of dog cookbooks, premium pet foods and blogs about dog nutrition, we’ve never had so many choices or had … Continue reading

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Springtime Pet Hazards

The weather is getting nicer which means our pets are getting outside more. There are a few things all pet parents should keep in mind when letting pets roam outside more regularly to ensure the pet’s health and safety. There … Continue reading

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"Petulance" — not an ambulance for dogs

I mentioned that the people who work here don’t want anyone feeding their dogs.  Seems a little mean, since they’re so cute and treats make them so happy.  I concede that a couple of the Trupanion dogs visit the veterinarian with various allergies, sometimes food-related.   … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Alopecia

There are many conditions and diseases that may cause complete or partial hair loss. Some conditions may be considered to be normal while others can indicate serious underlying issues. Some factors to hair loss may be scratching or chewing, hair … Continue reading

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The thing with feathers. Nope, not around here.

I recently saw Emily Dickinson’s poem entitled “Hope.”  The first line reads, “Hope is the thing with feathers,” and I thought, hmm, at Trupanion, not so much.  Several of our employees have adopted shelter dogs (not surprising for people who … Continue reading

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Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

Do you have allergies associated with pet dander? Or are you just wondering if your dog is hypoallergenic?  Hypoallergenic dogs are an excellent option for those who love dogs but suffer from allergies related to dogs. Not any one breed … Continue reading

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