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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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What to Do If Dog Your Gets Hit by a Car

Dog hit by car on ground

Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. I find myself living by this rule through everything I do in life. I’m a naturally optimistic person, but I am also a prepared person. The thought of my dog getting hit by a car shakes me to the core, but I’m glad I’m writing about it because perhaps this article will save a dog’s life in the future…

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Dog Halloween Costumes: Don’t Let Your Dog Go Naked

Dogs in Halloween costumes: Dog Halloween Costumes: Don't Let Your Dog Go Naked

Has your dog always dreamed of dressing up as Elvis or a Bad to the Bone Biker? What pooch wouldn’t?!? Just as there is no limit to outfit ideas for humans, everything imaginable is available for dogs too. Dressing your dog up for Halloween can be fun and entertaining for everyone. Here are some ideas and ways to get your furry friend to join in on the festivities this fall…

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How To Treat A Poisoned Dog

A sick dog

Did your pet eat chocolate or get into the antifreeze in the basement? Act quick! It’s toxic and you need to breakout the poison patrol actions ASAP. But what do you do? Here are the five steps you need to take to get started treating a poisoned dog…

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Rottweiler: Is it the Right Breed for You?

Rottweiler laying in grass

Rottweilers are thought of as being one of the most dangerous dogs, but with proper training, they can be one of the most loyal and affectionate dogs. You could be the perfect family to take a Rottweiler in and show them unconditional love. They enjoy exercise and are incredibly beautiful with their black fur and brown markings. Learn more about this amazing breed below…

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Dog Sitting Tips for Parents: How To Ensure The Best Care Possible

Dog in bag

Looking to use a dog sitting service like Rover? It’s a convenient alternative to putting your dog in the kennel and gives Fido the luxury of hanging out in a loving home while you’re away. I don’t have pets myself, but having dog sat hundreds of hours for dozens of dogs over the years, I’ve learned a few things that are useful for owners to know before dropping your pet off with a caregiver. Hopefully, these tips for dog parents will help ensure that their sitters are well-prepared to give furry friends the best care possible (while giving you ultimate peace of mind too)…

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How To Become A Dog Sitter On Rover & Pet Sitting Business Tips

Girl on floor with dog

Dog sitting can be fun and rewarding. You get all the benefits of having a dog (and a little extra money too) without the commitment. I’ve been dog sitting for friends and family since 2008, so when I discovered there was an app that matches dog owners with the perfect dog sitter, I had to try it out! Since I work from home, I have a lot of flexibility that allows me to dog sit for busy, office-working dog moms and dads. Plus, having a furry co-woofer is also appreciated since I’m alone most of the day. I signed up for Rover (formerly Dog Vacay) in early 2016 and have been using it ever since. Seeing that I have some experience, I wanted to share some dog sitting tips and tricks on using the tool from a sitter’s perspective. I hope it will help and inspire other dog lovers to sign up to make money dog sitting and dog owners to consider seeking out sitters on Rover…

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Q&A with Embark’s Veterinary Geneticist, Dr. Erin Chu

We had some burning questions about Dog DNA tests, and we feel lucky to have found an expert to answer them! We are so thrilled that Dr. Chu took time out of her busy schedule to answer our dog DNA questions and help us better understand how it all works. Read on to learn more about how one becomes a geneticist, how accurate dog DNA tests are, how they differ from humans and much more as we dig deeper into this topic…

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Best Rabbit Insurance: Hop Your Bunny Into Coverage Today

Person holding bunny

Pet insurance isn’t just for cats and dogs. Do you have a rabbit as a pet and want to protect your wallet from potentially high vet bills? You’re not alone! More households are adopting bunnies as pets, but when it comes to rabbit insurance reviews, there’s only one company that currently offers plans to cover rabbits. Compare rabbit insurance below to see if it’s a good fit for you and your furry pal…

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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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How to Express a 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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