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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... Read More »

Life Expectancy of Dogs: How Long Will My Dog Live?

Puppies drinking water

Larger animals tend to live longer than smaller ones...most of the time. Think about it. A human lives longer than a cat, which lives longer than a rat, which lives longer than a fly. But why isn't this true when it comes to animals within their species? A person who weighs 150 pounds will most likely live longer than a person who weighs 300 pounds. This is because of increased health risks for the person who weighs 300 pounds. When it comes to dogs though, how can you compare a Great Dane to a Chihuahua? Their anatomic builds are completely different and their lifespans reflect this... Read More »

4 Tips for Crate Training Dogs, Made Easy

Dog crate training tips

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, dog crates provide a special doggie den in your home while saving your best sofa from a hairy existence. The ability to spend a bit of time in a crate or behind a gate should be a skill every dog should have, just like Sit or Stay, so he can hang out stress-free at the groomer’s, veterinarian’s office, or while traveling. The old rusting metal variety you banished to the garage has gone way upscale with sleek wood and wicker models designed to fit into our living areas, right where the dog wants to be. Try these tips to get your dog to hop in without a fuss... Read More »

PetHub Reviews: More Information on One Tag

PetHub on dog with phone

Does your dog have an allergy that you want to include on her ID tag to keep her safe in case she gets away? Sadly, there's not enough room on her current tag. PetHub tags may be a good solution for you. These tags allow you to include more information than the generic pet ID tag by connecting it with a scannable code to a web page. That way, if your pet goes missing, the person who finds your pet can be made aware of any important information and be able to contact you immediately to reunite you with your furry friend. But first, let's find our more about how these tags work... Read More »

The Importance of an Annual Dog Check Up

Dog being held up by vet

If you have a dog, then they may be like one of your children: you spoil them rotten and care for them deeply. Since your pet is that important to you, then their health should be just as important! And we don't mean just taking them out on walks, feeding them a balanced diet and pampering good dogs with toys and treats, although those are all important too! We're talking about being proactive and taking them to the vet regularly for checkups. Read on to learn why checkups for dogs are important, how frequently you should schedule them, what you get out of a dog health check and how much you can expect to spend (spoiler alert: it’s less than you think!)... Read More »

Best Dog Activity Monitor: Fitbark vs Tagg vs Whistle

Dog wearing collar

How cool would it be to track your dog's daily activity (think Fitbit for your pup!)? Your wish is now reality and we recently took a look at the leaders in this new and exciting category to review the top players. From GPS tracking and fitness monitoring to goal setting and comparing your dog to others, you are going to be blown away by all the cool features in these new high-tech devices... Read More »

Top Dog: Keeping Up With Chloe Kardoggian

Chloe Kardoggian

When Chloe was born too small to breed, she was given away. After bouncing around from home to home, she has found her way to her forever home. Shortly after going to live with her new human, they started an Instagram 
account to keep Chloe's old family current on 
her new life in New York City. She was so photogenic 
and eager to pose that they started having some 
fun with the captions and photos and soon enough 
Chloe's followers were climbing by the thousands. At 12 years old, Chloe and her human are doing great work to spread the word about senior dog adoptions and Chihuahua rescue. Read to learn more... Read More »

Gentle Leader vs Easy Walk Harness: Which Should You Pick?

Two dogs with Gentle Leader and Easy Walk Harness

The Easy Walk harness and Gentle Leader Headcollar can help train against unwanted behavior. If your dog has issues with pulling on the leash, excessive barking, lunging, jumping or even anxiety and aggression, you may find these helpful. In writing this head-to-head comparison we decided to point out what each does because these are not identical products. This review should help you to choose the best fit for your dog You may even decide that your dog could benefit from both... Read More »

Which Is the Best Retractable Dog Leash?

Dog on retractable leash with owner

Retractable leashes are perfect for letting your dog roam more freely. However, we bet you didn't know there were various options with different features you need to take into consideration before purchasing a retractable dog leash. Depending on your dog's size you may be better off with one over the other. Do you have two dogs? Perhaps a dual-retractable leash is your best bet. You will want to ponder all of this and more when choosing the next leash for your furry friend... Read More »