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Barks & Mewsings

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A black and white kitten plays on the floor with a fuzzy cat toy.

The Essential New Kitten Supplies Checklist

By: Brianna Gunter

Wondering what you need to help your cat friend thrive? This checklist of items is a must for all pet parents with a new kitten.


Close-up view of a loving expression from a black and white dog.

10 Signs Your Dog Loves You

By: Kelli Rascoe & Trupanion Staff

Dog is man’s best friend, but can you tell when dog loves man? According to science, yes. Here are 10 signs your dog loves you and wants you around.


Trupanion has paid more than $2 billion in claims.

Vet Bill Relief: Trupanion Pays $2 Billion+ in Invoices

By: Trupanion Staff

A good pet insurance plan is key to affording the best veterinary care. Trupanion has reached a milestone with over $2 billion in claims paid.


A corgi walks with their pet owner in winter on snow.

8 Fun Winter Activities for Dogs

By: Brianna Gunter

Cold weather doesn’t mean you and your pup can’t have fun! Here are some unique activities to do with dogs during winter.


A white puppy sits on a wood floor with a rope toy.

The Essential New Puppy Supplies Checklist

By: Brianna Gunter

The right supplies will help puppies get off on the right paw, from healthy foods to puppy-safe toys. This checklist is essential for all new puppy owners.

A woman shopping for pet insurance with dog.

10 Questions to Ask Before Buying Pet Insurance

By: Brianna Gunter

The world of pet insurance is often confusing. To make sure you’re making the right choice for your pet and your wallet, ask these questions before buying.


A gray dog sits around party decor on New Years.

New Year’s Resolutions for Dogs & Cats (and Their Owners!)

By: Brianna Gunter

Ready to help your dog or cat live their best year yet? Here are some New Year’s resolutions just for pets and pet parents.


Trupanion is the best pet insurance in America chosen by veterinarians.

Vet Survey: Trupanion is America’s #1 Medical Insurance for Pets

By: Trupanion Staff

In a nationwide survey by dvm360, veterinarians chose Trupanion as the top provider of health insurance to dogs and cats. Here’s how Trupanion revolutionized pet care.


Close up of a black cat with signs of matted fur.

How to Get Rid of Matted Cat Hair: Causes and Solutions

By: Kelli Rascoe & Trupanion Staff

There are several reasons cats get matted fur, though long-haired cats may be most at risk. Use these vet-approved tips to get rid of matted cat hair for good.


Four black and white dogs look down from atop a cement wall.

What is the Best Age to Get Pet Insurance for Dogs?

By: Brianna Gunter

Dog insurance can be life-saving for your pet, but is your pal old enough? Real pet insurance claims data shows the best age to get dog health insurance.


Yellow Labrador Retriever sits near a blue vacuum

Why Your Pet Hates Vacuums (and What to Do About it)

By: Brianna Gunter

Do vacuums scare dogs and cats? If your pet acts uncomfortable around this necessary household cleaning device, there may be multiple reasons why.


Orange cat having his ears examined by a veterinarian

How to Tell if Your Cat Has an Ear Infection

By: Brianna Gunter

Does your cat have an ear infection? It can be tough to tell, but our veterinary advice covers 7 signs to watch for, risks, and treatments that can help.


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How to Include Pets in Your Estate Plan (And Why It’s Important!)

By: Brianna Gunter

Including pets in your estate plan is the best way to protect dogs and cats in the event you’re no longer able to provide care. Here’s what you need to know.


A hand posts a lost dog flyer with a reward on a pole.

What to Do if Your Pet Goes Missing

By: Brianna Gunter

Acting quickly is key to recovering a missing pet. Following these pro tips will help you find a lost dog or cat and avoid wasting search time.


A group of dogs of different sizes sit together

What Size Dog Should I Get? A Quiz for Prospective Pet Owners!

By: Brianna Gunter

There are three main dog sizes to choose from. But is a small, medium, or large sized canine the right pet for you? This dog size quiz will help!


A white dog with purple ears gets its fur dyed by a groomer

Is it Okay to Dye Your Pet’s Fur? What Dog and Cat Parents Need to Know

By: Brianna Gunter

Wondering about dyeing your dog or cat fun new colors? Before reaching for the pet fur dye, read this to make sure you’re being safe.


A domestic shorthair cat looks down into a litter box

How to Get Rid of Cat Urine Odor (and Prevent Future Incidents!)

By: Brianna Gunter

A cat peeing outside of the litter box is never fun, especially when the urine odor lingers. Learn how to clean properly and prevent future bad behavior.


A chocolate lab sits in a green field with his tongue out

Is CBD Safe for Pets?

By: Brianna Gunter

CBD oils have become popular in recent years, including as anxiety and arthritis treatments for pets. But is CBD safe for your dog or cat?


close-up of a cat sleeping during daytime in a pile of purple blankets

Cats are Nocturnal: Truth or Common Misconception?

By: Kelli Rascoe & Trupanion Staff

Are cats really nocturnal creatures, or is it a common misconception? Find out when cats are most active and what feline sleep schedules are really like.


Close-up of a calico kitten with pointed ears on an orange background

Is Pet Insurance Worth it During Economic Inflation?

By: Brianna Gunter

Economic inflation keeps rising, and it’s normal to want to cut costs where possible. But should that include nixing health insurance for your pet?


A gray and white shorthair cat leans out of a basket looking anxious.

Do Cats Get Separation Anxiety? What Feline Pet Parents Need to Know

By: Alyssa Little

Contrary to the ‘cold and aloof’ cat stereotype, our feline pets do get separation anxiety. Learn tips for helping your cat cope with being alone.


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WELCOME TO BARKS & MEWSINGS!

We’re the official blog of Trupanion—chosen by veterinarians as the #1 pet insurance in America. Here you’ll find useful dog and cat care tips, interesting veterinary insights, and fun pet topics galore.

While you’re browsing our pet blog, please note that the views expressed here are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Trupanion. Our articles are reviewed by veterinarians for accuracy, but they are not a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment. Always consult with your own pet’s veterinarian for advice.