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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Chocolate Ingestion

With Halloween and other holidays coming up, we wanted to remind all pet owners to keep the candy and chocolate away from their dogs and cats! Rocky is a 3-year-old Havanese whose nose recently got the better of him and … Continue reading

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Discussion on Chocolate Toxicity in Dogs

A friend of mine recently forwarded to me an article he came across which discussed chocolate toxicity in dogs. The article’s main point seemed to be that pet owners shouldn’t really worry about chocolate, that the toxicity we have always heard … Continue reading

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Top 10 Human Foods Not For Pets

By now, most pet owners are aware that chocolate is poisonous to dogs and cats, however there are many other human foods that are also very toxic to our pets. Chocolate – Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, both of which … Continue reading

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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Chocolate Toxicity

Moo Shu the French Bulldog puppy recently had a sweet tooth and got into some chocolate! Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine which are poisonous to dogs and cats. Darker chocolates are more dangerous because they contain more of these stimulants. … Continue reading

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Top 10 Pet Names – Things Not To Eat!

This week’s top 10 has a little twist. We’re featuring the top names of pets that are related to things that our pets should not eat! Lily – this is a very popular pet name, and it should also be … Continue reading

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Spend Time With Your Pet on Easter

Easter. The time to spend the entire day with family and loved ones. But what about your pets? You need to spend some quality time with them too! You may ask yourself, what should we do? How should I treat … Continue reading

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Pet Insurance Company Warns Pet Owners of Chocolate Dangers

Over the past 10 years, Trupanion has discovered that spring has the second highest frequency of chocolate toxicity-specific claims next to those made during the fall season. Of all pet insurance claims related to foreign body ingestion that Trupanion received in April of 2009, almost 20% were due to chocolate poisoning. The average claim amount for these was $621.54 with the highest claim amount at $1,170.00. Continue reading

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