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Pet Health Concerns: Cherry Eye

Cherry eye is a very common congenital eye defect in dog breeds. Also called canine nictitans gland prolapse, this defect occurs in the gland of the third eyelid, causing it to protrude. This visible tear gland appears as a bright

Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Bilateral Shoulder OCD

Rampage is a Cane Corso dog who recently received treatment for bilateral shoulder OCD. OCD stands for osteochondritis dissecans and is a condition in which the cartilage becomes detached from the bones at joint locations, most typically in the shoulders.

Trupanion Sees Spike in Ligament Injuries During Summer Months

Trupanion notes an increase in pet insurance claims for cruciate ligament damages and ties this to warm weather. (PR.com) August 16, 2010 – Trupanion, a pet insurance company, reports a 29.76% rise in pet insurance claims for cruciate ligament damage between January

The Costs of Owning a Dog

A financial website recently posted an article about the cost of owning a dog. It is fairly accurate and offers a lot of great information, however, they forgot to mention pet insurance! Of course, you need food, toys, supplies and

Hip Dysplasia Degenerative Bone Disease Dogs & Cats – Trupanion

Wylie the Black Lab recently had surgery for hip dysplasia and degenerative joint disease (poor guy!). Hip dysplasia is a condition that occurs when the ball-in-socket joints do not perfectly fit together and can cause pain, limping, and other mobility