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Guest Post: Jowls or Howls? What Your Dog Says About You

According to the Humane Society, there are more than 78 million dogs owned as pets in the US, which is 39% of total households. The American people have spoken, and their voices are a chorus of “woof woof woof.” Dogs have … Continue reading

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Top 4 Dog Diet Misconceptions

1. Dogs shouldn’t eat human food. This belief is true to a degree, but it is not an absolute, ironclad rule. Examples of human foods that are dangerous or deadly for pets to consume include chocolate, grapes, raisins, caffeine, and … Continue reading

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Pet of the Week: Frankie and Freckles

Say hello to this week’s Pets of the Week, Frankie and Freckles! About Frankie Our home had long been a fur-ever home to second-hand adult dogs.  The opportunity presented itself to adopt and raise a blue eyed puppy from a … Continue reading

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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Luxating Patella

Dolche the 5-year-old Bichon Frise recently experienced luxating patella, which is unfortunately more common among smaller-breed dogs. Luxating patella is when the kneecap (patella) becomes displaced and it can cause pain and lameness. This condition may be caused by an … Continue reading

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Super Bowl and Sporty Pets

We’re gearing up for the Super Bowl this weekend, and we wanted to include our pets in the hype! So for this week’s giveaway, we asked you to send in a sporty photo of your pet; whether that be wearing … Continue reading

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Trupanion’s Top 5 Instagram Pics of January 2013

Did you know that we’re on Instagram? We love all things pets, so of course we’re posting photos! Follow @trupanion on Instagram to keep up with our office dog and cat shenanigans, and we may even share a photo of … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Tips to Help Separation Anxiety in Dogs

One of the best joys of dog ownership is developing a tight bond with our dogs. Dogs prefer to live in groups because naturally they are highly social pack animals. When they are separated from their packs, separation anxiety occurs. … Continue reading

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Keeping Puppies Safe From Injury

Puppies aren’t so different from kids in their exuberance. The world is new to them and they are growing fast. It’s no surprise then that they often get into mischief or make clumsy falls. Taking reasonable preventative measures with your … Continue reading

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Bully Sticks: More Calories and Bacteria According to New Study

Popular dog chew treats, commonly known as bully sticks, may contain more calories and bacteria according to a recent study. Bully sticks are made from a dried, uncooked penis of a bull or steer. The recent article in the Canadian Veterinary Journal reviewed … Continue reading

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Hartz Recalls Chicken-Based Dog Treats

SECAUCUS, N.J., Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily withdrawing its Hartz ® Chicken Chews™ and Hartz ® Oinkies® Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken for dogs in the United States because they contain trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic residue. We are … Continue reading

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