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    Learn proactive ways to ensure your dog lives a long, healthy life.

Pet Insurance Comparison 2015: 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 »

I Ran Out of Dog Food. What Can I Feed My Dog?

Ran Out of Dog Food, What Can I Feed My Dog?

One night I was home alone, without a car, and with two very hungry 70 pound boxers looking at me with those mournful “we haven’t eaten allll day” eyes. (To be honest, they always look that way.) I hurried to the pantry to find we were completely out of dry dog food and canned food. So we shared a stack of whole-wheat-peanut-butter-and-mashed-banana sandwiches. Four for them, one for me. This got me thinking about the right kinds of foods to feed pups in a pinch – let’s say you’re out of food and unable to get to the store, out of money, out of town, traveling, camping, or worse, displaced by a disaster of some kind. Dogs still have to eat, right? So what do you do when there’s no dog food to be found... Read More »

Hector and Wallace: Pit Bulls Rescued From Michael Vick And Euthanasia

Hector and Wallace: Pit Bulls Rescued From Michael Vick And Euthanasia

In 2004 Wallace the pitbull was saved from near death at an animal shelter. His breed and high energy level were deemed a dangerous combination and put him on the fast track towards euthanasia. In 2007 Hector was one among many pit bulls saved from NFL football star Michael Vick's dog-fighting ring in Virginia. Both of these dogs were lucky enough to find people to accept them for who they were and in spite of their past to recognize the big hearts inside and adopt them into their forever homes. Learn more in the exclusive Canine Journal interview... Read More »

Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails?

Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails?

Some dogs chase their tails. The image of a dog spinning like a little tornado has been shown on TV, in movies, and is about as normal of a phenomenon as leaves regaining their spring color or cars buzzing down a busy street. But why do dogs chase their tails? The answer is equal parts scientific and hereditary, and like our dogs, each dog might have a different reason he will spend his free time trying to catch that hairy thing that follows him around all day... Read More »

What Is Kennel Cough?

What Is Kennel Cough?

Is your dog coughing more than usual? If your dog recently spent a lot of time around other pups and is showing signs of respiratory distress, they may have picked up a curable but stressful illness. Kennel cough is contracted when a dog inhales bacteria or virus particles. Their respiratory tract is coated with mucus that traps the particles, resulting in the voice box and windpipe becoming inflamed. Find out which symptoms to look for, ways to help your canine recover and more about the vaccines needed to keep you pet healthy... Read More »

Interview with Petplan Pet Insurance Co-Founder Natasha Ashton

Petplan Interview with the Founders

We recently had the good fortune to sit down and learn more about Petplan in this exclusive interview with Natasha Ashton, the Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder. The company is based in the Philadelphia area but the founders came from the U.K., where pet insurance is a much more prominent part of pet parenting than here in the U.S. These petrepreneurs think it is time for that to change... Read More »

Top Dog Interview with Super Corgi Jojo

Top Dog Interview with Super Corgi Jojo with Surfboard

Super Corgi JoJo is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi that was born in Washington. He loves tennis balls and lasers. He's lives in San Diego and roots for all the local teams, especially the Chargers and Padres! About a year and a half ago he and his mom were attacked by two large dogs. At the time, my dad was deployed and both parents did everything in their power to help save him. They took a lot of money out for surgeries and rehabilitation. Vets said it would be lucky if JoJo survived but he did. They also said he would be lucky if he walked again and he did! In addition to walking, he surfs because it helps to keep him active and he loves it. Get to know him better in this exclusive interview with Canine Journal... Read More »

How to Introduce Dogs

How to Introduce Dogs

Introducing dogs to each other can be tricky. Some dogs have aggressive tendencies that might not come out around you or other people, but in the presence of the right dog, they will attack or bite on instinct. The good news is that there are ways you can safely introduce dogs to each other to limit aggression and make sure you control the situation so that nobody gets hurt... Read More »

Rabies Symptoms in Dogs

Rabies Symptoms in Dogs

Is your dog foaming at the mouth and acting erratic? Hope not but as a kid that is how the symptoms of dog rabies was always described to me! So, what should we really watch for to keep our furry friends healthy and up to date on their vaccines? And do we need to watch out for infected animals that may be of danger to not only our pets, but us as well? Learn more about rabies and what you should do if your dog is bitten by an infected animal... Read More »

Animal Cruelty Facts

Animal Cruelty Laws

When people think about animal cruelty, their minds usually start with an image of a dog chained up outside in the cold without any food, or some kind of dog fighting ring where pit bulls are raised to viciously attack one another. The truth is, there are millions of animals that are being abused by people who aren’t actually intending to do the wrong thing. What can you do to help an animal in need? Read More »