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Pet Insurance Comparison 2017: 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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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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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…

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Why Do Dogs Lick? 5 Slobbery Explanations

Dog licking its face

Is your dog constantly licking and you have no idea why? Licking is a very natural way for dogs to communicate with one another. In fact, after a mother has her pups, she licks them to help them start breathing and clean them. This initial licking sticks with dogs throughout their lives, and they use it for many reasons. Licking for dogs is similar to humans biting their nails — both release pleasurable endorphins which creates comfort and relieves stress. Below are some common questions about licking that we’ll answer to help you better understand your dog and what he or she is communicating. Why do dogs lick you? Find out below…

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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…

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How to Express Dog’s Anal Glands And Other Questions Answered

Dog laying on back

Yeah, not the most pleasant subject to discuss, but hey, you’ve surely dealt with your dog’s puke and potty accidents before. And this is for your beloved pup’s comfort — and ultimately his health. If your dog suffers from occasional anal gland issues, you’re in the right place. Read on to learn how to spot the signs of impacted glands, how to express dog’s anal glands and what you can do to help prevent frequent blockages. If not taken care of immediately, blocked anal glands can lead to a severe infection…

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Exotic Pet Insurance Comparison: Get Coverage for Your Pet Today

Pet parrot in birdcage

Most pet insurance policies are issued to protect dogs and cats, but more families are adopting reptiles, birds, rabbits and other exotic pets and are looking for insurance options to cover their new family members. Exotic pet insurance (which isn’t the easiest to find) covers these animals. Currently, only one big name company offers pet insurance for rabbits, reptiles, birds and more. Read further to learn what exotic pet insurance is and where you can get it…

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CleverPet Hub Review: Sally’s First “Paw” Experience

Sally with CleverPet hub

Are you away from the house when your dog is supposed to eat? The CleverPet Hub can feed your dog while you’re away as well as entertain her. We tested the CleverPet Hub ourselves and wanted to share some pros and cons with you. We also created a video to help show you exactly how the hub works. Read our CleverPet Hub review below to learn more about this entertaining automatic pet feeder…

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Homemade Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs

Izzy and dog mom in water

Today, Izzee and I go everywhere together, and she is known all around town. Izzee’s unconditional love is astounding. In return, I want to give her the best life possible including top notch food and chemical-free products. There have been so many ill-fated side effects from the chemical-based flea and tick prevention medicines. There was no way I wanted to take that risk with Izzee. This led me to research and create a homemade tick repellent and homemade flea spray for dogs that anyone could make at home…

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The Ultimate Dog Food Bowl Guide

Dog bowl with food: The Ultimate Dog Food Bowl Guide!

Yes, the food you put in your dog’s bowl matters. But so does the bowl you use. Some breeds tend to overeat, while nearly all breeds make quite a mess while they eat and drink. Depending on your dog’s size and eating habits, one dog dish may help it eat more comfortably and safely. Read our dog food bowl reviews to pick the best bowl for your pup…

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What Is the Best Dog Ramp for SUVs?

Lab going down dog ramp off back of SUV

My sister has an 110-pound Labrador retriever who can’t jump. Whenever they hop in the car, he puts his front paws on the vehicle and waits for someone to lift his back legs in. He’s done this his whole life — he simply refuses to jump. However, once they reach their destination, he is capable of jumping down out of the vehicle. Overall it’s pretty harmless, but when my sister was seven months pregnant and trying to take the dog to the vet on her own, it could’ve ended pretty badly. I think her husband would’ve been more comfortable if she had a dog ramp for the SUV…

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Best Car Seat Covers for Dogs: Just Say No to Canine Crud

There’s nothing worse than taking your dog on a fun-filled, wilderness adventure, only to realize (after the fact) that your soggy, soiled and smelly pup will ruin your car seats. It only takes one incident like this to convince you that you must invest in a dog car seat cover! Read our reviews of the best car seat covers for dogs so you can save your car and your sanity…

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Best Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs: Need a Strong Defense?

Dog scratching fleas

Every year seems to be more ominous when it comes to the threat of disease-ridden ticks and fleas, especially where my family and I live. While we have a beautiful scenic view of the Blue Ridge mountains from our home with deer often in our backyard, our yard backs up to tall grasses and woods that attract ticks and other pests. Our dog, Tiny, loves to roam our surroundings, but he’s brought unwelcome pests into our home…

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How Much Does Dog Cataract Surgery Cost?

Dog sleeping with glasses on

Has your dog been diagnosed with cataracts? If so, are you worried about the cumbersome cost of canine cataract surgery? It can be expensive, for sure. And if left untreated, this progressive condition can lead to total blindness, so it’s a necessity for your pup’s quality of life. But just how much does dog cataract surgery cost? And how can you reduce your financial burden for unexpected illnesses like this? Here, we’ll give you the info you need to know about dog cataract surgery, the associated costs and how you may proactively reduce your financial risk…

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