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Healthy Paws vs Petplan: Who Comes Out on Top?

Healthypaws vs PetPlan

If your dog is hit by a car tomorrow, are you ready? Pet insurance is an essential for all responsible pet owners to make sure you are prepared financially to deal with any unexpected (and expensive) accident or illness. This is why we've regularly review the top pet insurance companies to find out who comes out on top. This time, we're pinning the best vs the best with our two top rated insurers in the ring: Healthy Paws vs PetPlan to see which plan is more affordable and a better fit for you and your pup. Not only do we compare each feature, we'll give you two examples (complete with pricing!) to see how different scenarios measure up. So let's get right to the overall winner... Read More »

Interview with Ricochet The Surf Dog

Ricochet surfing

We recently had the opportunity to hang ten with one cool pup: Rocochet the Surf Dog! She's had a lot to say during our interview but first let's find out more about her. Yes, she is in fact a surfing dog and she has even won surfing contests but her real claim to fame is that she SURFS WITH PURPOSE. While Ricochet can surf alone, she finds the most happiness when surfing with kids who have special needs, adults with disabilities, veterans and wounded warriors... Read More »

Which Dog Crate Is Best For A Bad Dog?

Dog crate training tips

Is your dog chewing up shoes and destroying your furniture? You might want to consider a crate! While crate training is key for puppies, it may also be a good choice when your little pup isn't so little anymore. It creates a little indoor escape for dogs and becomes a home within your home. Find out why dog crates can be a great option for dogs of any age and read our review of the various types of crates available. We've even picked out the best dog crate for each category... Read More »

Why Do Dogs Growl When Playing?

Dogs playing in the dirt

If you've spent any time at the dog park, there is no doubt that you've seen lots of dogs of all different types and sizes playing. Some play rough, some gently and some, well, they just don't even care about the other dogs (why hang out with dogs when the people have nothing better to do than give out rubs?). Often they chase each other, wrestle, or even growl at one another. But, how do you know when the play is escalating to aggression? And why do dogs growl when playing? Read More »

What Are The Best Family Dogs?

Family petting dog

Are you on the hunt for the best family dog? There's no quick answer but this guide can help you learn some of the top suggested breeds for families, what makes them great, and also how to pick the best breed for your family. After all, there are many great dog breeds for families, but just because a dog is characteristically good with families doesn't mean it's a great fit for yours... Read More »

How Do You Treat Arthritis In Dogs?

Paul dog with Arthritis

Coming home is my favorite time of day because I know I’ll see dog noses and wagging tails to greet me as I open the door. So it really stood out to me when Paul, our older dog, began coming late to the greeting party. In fact, each time he got up from the floor, his movements seemed labored and slow. I’ve been around dogs, dog lovers, and veterinarians long enough to know that arthritis can be a common cause for what I was seeing in my dog... Read More »

Dog Euthanasia: When is it Time to Say Goodbye?

Sad pug

Euthanasia of a pet is one of the toughest things -- if not the toughest thing -- a pet owner may ever have to do. Yet this is a decision everyone must be prepared to make when they commit to taking on the responsibility of giving a pet a forever home. This article discusses the unfortunate process of dog euthanasia; when it's the right time, and how to cope when your friend is gone... Read More »

How To Deal With The Death Of Your Dog

Dog grave

Losing a beloved pet can be emotionally devastating. Your pet becomes a part of your family and it’s never easy saying goodbye that last time. If you are someone who has recently lost a canine companion, the editors and staff here at Caninejournal.com offer you our most sincere condolences. We understand the pain you are feeling right now and know that this is not easy to handle... Read More »