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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 »

Kiss Kibble Goodbye: Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Bowl of homemade dog food veggetables

Imagine if you had to eat the exact same food every meal, every day of your life. Beyond being painfully boring, wouldn’t you question whether you’re getting a nutritionally balanced diet? Welcome to a dog’s life. Long ago before commercially produced dog food, dogs ate a lot of the same foods as humans. There’s a reason our dogs beg for our food – they’re meant to eat a variety. Table scraps anyone?... Read More »

Torn ACL in Dogs 

Torn ACL in Dogs

The term ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament, and it is one (of many) things humans and dogs share. And just like humans, ACL tears are some of the most common types of orthopedic injuries that happen to dogs. Ligaments act like rubber bands that connect the bones in our bodies and help to stabilize our legs when we walk, run, change direction or even stand up or sit down. With the right amount of pressure, ligaments can tear. One of the most serious and common tears occurs in the knees, which is where the ACL is located. ACL tears in dogs are extremely painful, and if they are not treated correctly, can permanently affect your dog's ability to run or even walk... Read More »

Do I Need Puppy Insurance?

Do I Need Puppy Insurance?

The way I see it, dog insurance is just as important as our health insurance. You don't want to be without it. Should an accident happen, you'll want to have the means to do anything your dog needs and not worry about the bill at the end. I've heard nightmare stories of dogs being hit by a car and the pet parent is unable to pay for treatment so the dog must be put down. It doesn't have to be that way and you can do everything in your power to save your dog by signing up for puppy insurance... Read More »

Why Do Dogs Bury Bones?

Why Do Dogs Bury Bones?

You may find your dog burying an item then digging it up and reburying it elsewhere. This is very common. In fact, your dog may even "bury" items inside on furniture or carpeting. Sometimes they'll even bury items in piles of laundry. So the next time you're looking for the TV remote, car keys or your cellphone you may want to look under the couch cushions and in your laundry... Read More »

Who Let the Dogs Out? Not You With Your Best Dog Gates!

What Are The Best Dog Gates?

Is your dog getting into rooms she's not supposed to be in? Maybe she's stealing socks from the laundry room or destroying the downstairs area after you've cleaned it up. You're not alone! Dogs can be sneaky and it's nearly impossible to keep your eyes on them at all times. That's why retractable pet gates are a great idea for your home. Find the best ones for every situation... 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 »