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Pet Insurance Comparison 2016: Are You Ready To Pay for a Vet Emergency?

Best Pet Insurance Comparison

As dog owners ourselves, we understand that the day to day expenses can add up and the cost of pet insurance is one that may appear unnecessary at first. Much like our health insurance, however, pet insurance is there when the moment comes that you need to fall back on the financial support an insurance plan can offer. And if you don’t have the plan already in place, you will likely find yourself in a tight spot... Read More »

Is coconut oil good for dogs?

I am trying to search for answers to questions I have related to giving my dogs coconut oil. Currently, both dogs get several teaspoons of unrefined coconut oil each day with food (a 40 pound female and a 70 pound male). My female is causing havoc with urine on my newly sodded lawn. I am not always around to stop ... Read More »

Fish Oil for Dogs: Could Your Dog Benefit From It?

Fish Oil pills

If your dog eats a diet consisting mostly of Omega 6 fats, aka heavy in grains and plant-based oils, he may need fish oil to help balance out his diet. However, if your dog eats a grain-free diet consisting of raw, grass-fed meats, supplementation probably isn't necessary. Either way, you'll want to consult your vet before adding anything new to your dog's diet. But, if you're curious about what fish oil can do for your dog keep reading... Read More »

How to Not Break the Bank with Pet Wellness Plans

Dog with barbell in mouth: Pet Wellness Plans

Have you been looking for comprehensive pet insurance but are frustrated because most policies don't include general pet wellness visits? You're not alone! Many of us pet parents don't realize that pet insurance differs from human health insurance in that most veterinary pet insurance plans don't cover routine wellness visits and other services. They are designed to help you manage your budget for unplanned emergencies or illnesses that could break the bank. But, if you are looking for a plan to cover routine visits instead, there are still options to get coverage for pet wellness visits. Here we'll tell you which services offer pet wellness plans, including insurance services that offer wellness plans as an add-on option... Read More »

Doggy Arthritis? Glucosamine for Dogs!

Person holding dog paws: Attack Doggy Arthritis: Glucosamine for Dogs

Have you noticed your furry family member having trouble getting around like she used to? She could be suffering from degenerative joint disease (DJD) -- a pretty common problem in older dogs and among certain breeds. If you suffer from similar joint problems, you've likely heard of glucosamine supplements, but did you know similar supplements are available for dogs? Here, we'll give you all the information you need about glucosamine for dogs to see if these supplements could help your pup remain active... Read More »

Beagle: The Funny Breed

Beagle: The Funny Breed

"Snoopy didn't start off being a beagle. It is just that beagle is a funny word." -Charles M. Schulz Schulz was right, beagle is a funny word, which is very fitting since the breed is rather funny as well. Beagles are known for their overall good health and single tracked mind. They like to follow their noses and see where it leads them. This can make them difficult to train but it is not impossible. Beagles are often used to hunt rabbits due to their keen sense of smell. Find out more details about the beagle breed... Read More »

Best Pet Insurance: Questions to Ask Before Choosing A Provider

Best Pet Insurance and dog lying on sofa

Insurance providers can be scammy and getting your claims paid can be a hassle. No one looks forward to calling their insurance company and premiums are pain to pay. So why sign up for another insurance policy that isn't required by law? Because in the blink of an eye your furry friend can get hit by a car causing your world mayhem. Not only does your pet need medical attention immediately but your bank account needs help as well. How will you pay for your pet's emergency?... Read More »

Best Cat Insurance 2016: Who’s The Pick of the Litter?

Litter of Kittens

They say cats have nine lives, but if you love your little purr-baby, it's probably not best to test that theory. Cat insurance is a great way to ensure that your (mostly) self-sufficient feline is protected in the event of illness, accident, injury, even old age. Insurance also protects you, the owner, in case you find yourself in a financial tight spot (and who hasn't found themselves a little strapped for cash before?). But this article is not about extolling the virtues of pet (specifically dog) insurance... Read More »

Ew, That Smell: How to Get Dog Pee Smell Out of Carpet

How to Get Dog Pee Smell Out of Carpet

As dog owners, we've all been there. You got delayed at the office or running errands, and your dog couldn't hold it any longer. Of course, he picked the perfect place on the carpet to pee. Or even worse, your pet has chosen a regular spot to relieve himself in your home because you haven't been able to completely eliminate the smell. Never fear! We'll give you some expert tips on how to get dog pee smell out of carpet for good... Read More »