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August 10 is Spoil Your Dog Day! How to Celebrate

By: Brianna Gunter

August 10 is National Spoil Your Dog Day for pet owners and canines. Get ready for a memorable day with your pup by learning these fun facts and useful tips.

A black and white dog runs with its mouth open across a sunny field in summer.

Summer Dangers for Dogs to Avoid

By: Brianna Gunter

Summer risks for dogs may be more common than they seem. Here’s what all pet owners need to know about protecting dogs for a happy and healthy season.

A Boston terrier dog sleeps next to a face mask and a thermometer.

Can Pets Get COVID? What the Science Says

By: Brianna Gunter

With new COVID-19 variants and outbreaks, the lingering pandemic has many pet parents wondering if cats and dogs can get COVID and how to protect them.

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.

Close up of a yellow labrador retriever drinking from a metal water bowl

How to Keep Your Pet Hydrated this Summer

By: Brianna Gunter

Make sure your dog or cat stays hydrated during the summer heat with a water bowl that’s always fresh and full, plus these other tips.

Girl reading in an orange tent with a chocolate Labrador dog

How to Camp with Your Dog Safely this Summer

By: Brianna Gunter

Are you doing everything you can to go camping with your pet safely? Follow these tips for camping with dogs and create a fun, safe experience for you both.

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.

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10 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Pet Name

By: Brianna Gunter

Trying to come up with unique pet names can be tough. But it doesn’t have to be when you follow these tips for naming dogs and cats.

A pug dog lays on green grass with its tongue out

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

By: Brianna Gunter

It’s not uncommon for pets to take bites of the lawn. But is eating grass safe for dogs? Learn the signs of unsafe behavior and when to talk to a veterinarian.

A tabby cat lays with a paw outstretched, sharp claws out

Interested in Declawing Your Cat? Read this First

By: Brianna Gunter

Declawing a cat creates soft paws, but it can mean a lot of problems for your pet. Should cats be declawed? Here’s what all pet owners need to know.

A yellow Labrador retriever goes for a dog walk in the rain

Walking Dogs in the Rain Safely: 7 Essential Tips for Pet Owners

By: Brianna Gunter

Your canine needs to go outside every day, but should you walk your dog in the rain? Follow these tips to protect your pal from the wet and cold.

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?

An orange cat lays with a pet bandage on his leg

How to Make a Pet First Aid Kit: A Packing List for Pet Owners

By: Brianna Gunter

Pet accidents can occur at any time. Help keep your dog or cat safe by making your own pet first aid kit with these essential items.

Two Siamese cats touch noses affectionately

The Top 9 Friendliest Cat Breeds

By: Brianna Gunter

All cats can be cuddly companions, but some breeds tend to like humans more than others. Here are the top 9 friendliest cats.

Small white dog wearing a cone around neck

How Does Pet Health Insurance Work?

By: Kelli Rascoe

Thinking of getting medical coverage for your best friend? Learn more about how does pet health insurance work and the benefit of a Trupanion policy.

Girl walking her French Bulldog on a sidewalk in the park

The Impact of using Trupanion as a Direct Payment Method

By: Kelli Rascoe

Did you just adopt a furry friend? Learn more about why you need pet health insurance that pays the veterinarian directly at checkout.

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Welcome to the Trupanion blog. A place to celebrate pets, pet health and medical insurance for cats and dogs.

This blog is designed to be a community where pet owners can learn and share. The views expressed in each post are the opinion of the author and not necessarily endorsed by Trupanion. Always consult your veterinarian for professional advice.