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Pet Insurance Comparison 2018: Who’s Best?

 

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…

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Which Dog Vaccinations Are Necessary?

Dog Vaccination

Vaccinations are a crucial part of the health of your pet dog. For owners of new puppies, the vaccination schedule seems never ending, but as dogs age, this schedule consolidates to two yearly vet visits. In this article we will take a look at what vaccinations your dog should receive, what they are for and how old your dog should be when they receive each vaccination…

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What Are The Best Pain Meds For Dogs? Avoid Your Medicine Cabinet

Bottle of medicine

Our family dog, Tiny, is a fanatic runner when he’s off-leash. He loves to bolt at full speed, but his aging body isn’t keeping up with his youthful energy (sound familiar?!). Often the next day, he’s sluggish and is so sore he won’t even jump up on the couch with me. We all hate to see our dogs in pain and want to give them relief. Fortunately, there are some very effective pain medications for dogs available. Before you pop them a pill, however, it’s crucial to know what’s safe and what’s not — and what pain med side effects to watch for…

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Dog Obedience Tips: Patience Is Key

Girl with Dog Jumping

One of the most frustrating aspects of bringing a new dog home is teaching obedience. Obedience training can include a wide variety of skills including housebreaking, not biting, listening and responding to your commands, and more. While the variety of commands you may desire to teach may differ, teaching obedience will ensure a well-behaved dog who understands basic commands and what is expected from it. Using these dog obedience tips will help get your relationship with your pup off on the right paw…

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How To Teach Your Dog Obedience Commands

Dog sitting with owner doing trick in sunset

You just brought home a new dog and are not sure where to start. Sure you need to make sure you have the right food, a collar with ID tag and leash along with a comfy place to sleep but you will also need to teach it how to behave in your home and around others. Sit, stay, down, release — these are all important obedience commands that you will need to communicate with your dog properly, so we think it is essential to explain how to train these desired behaviors…

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Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

Dog At Vet: Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

There’s info all over the web about pet insurance, and more companies than you can count on two hands (or paws) that provide it, but when it comes right down to it, do you really need pet insurance? Is it worth it? We turn pet insurance inside out and upside down as we look at how it works, why you might need it, what it covers, how much it costs, and which providers we recommend…

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How To Train A Dog Without Treats Effectively

Kimberly with Sally the dog on a leash

Looking for an alternative to treat training? Our foolproof dog training without treats method will help you develop another way to foster a healthy relationship with your dog. We’ll teach you how to effectively train your dog to sit, stay, lay down, leave it and come without the use of a single snack.

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Best Training Treats For Dogs: Which Treat Should You Use?

Dog walking with trainer and treat

Picking a treat to give your dog while training can be tricky. You don’t want to give her a treat filled with calories. Especially since you’ll be giving her many at a time. You also want one that is all natural, without any artificial flavors or colors. That’s why it’s so important to read the labels of every food related item you purchase, whether it’s for you or your pet. Our rule is, if you can’t pronounce the ingredient you shouldn’t buy it! Below are some of the treats we’ve reviewed for this article…

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How Do I Stop My Dog From Digging Holes – Help!

Dog Digging Hole

At first, you may think that you’ve got to do whatever you can to stop your dog from digging holes in the yard. But as it turns out, the dog may be doing this for an important reason. Instead of getting upset at your pup, consider why he or she might be making a minefield out of your backyard. Here are some common reasons your dog might dig holes in your yard and how to stop a dog from digging…

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