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Summer BBQs and Pet Safety

Summer’s here and that means more time spent outdoors and barbecues! This also means that our pets will be spending time outdoors with us, and there are a few safety precautions we need to consider when bringing pets along to … Continue reading

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Heat Threatens Overweight and Over-furry Pets

As some of us (though not us here in Seattle, sigh) welcome the sun and the heat that accompanies summertime, we begin to think about our pets’ safety in the heat. Though we should all take the appropriate precautions for … Continue reading

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A Fido-Friendly Fourth of July

Fourth of July is coming up and the big, bad, booming sounds of fireworks are inevitable. What may be beautiful and awesome to us– is loud and scary to our pets. Be sure to make your pets feel calm and … Continue reading

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Dogs and Chewing Gum – Warning

Is your dog or cat the “garbage chute” kind that will eat just about anything? Take caution and reconsider what your pet is getting into as many foods that are safe for humans can be poisonous to pets. One of … Continue reading

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Pet-Proof Your Home for New Puppies and Kittens

As grown humans, we have enough common sense not to chew on electrical cords or climb up to high surfaces from which we could easily fall. However, pets don’t think this way so it’s important to puppy- or kitten-proof your … Continue reading

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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Congestive Heart Failure

Smudge is a 6-year-old cat who has been through a lot in the last few years. Most recently, she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Congestive heart failure or CHF is when the heart does not efficiently pump blood throughout … Continue reading

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Special Care for Flat-Faced Dogs

Do you or someone you know have a brachycephalic (flat-faced) dog? Flat-faced breeds have more difficulty breathing and cooling down because of the anatomy of their heads. The design of the head actually allows water to evaporate more quickly off … Continue reading

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Pet Travel Tips: By Car

Summer is only weeks away and many of us are marking our calendars for special road-trips to visit family, friends, and fun places! Traveling with your pet can be very fun, however it is important to plan ahead and pack … 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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Dog Breaks Leg, and Another One

Felix is a curious little Yorkie so it’s a good thing his owners recently signed him up for a pet insurance policy with Trupanion. Shortly after he passed his waiting period for accidents (which is 5 days, counting the day … Continue reading

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