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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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Embark DNA vs Wisdom Panel: Our Firsthand Experience Winner

Embark Dog DNA vs Wisdom Panel boxes

When we adopted our dog Sally we were so curious about her family history, breed makeup and any potential health concerns. Not knowing her entire history or even what breed(s) she is was a bit of a concern for us because it would make vet forms a bit more challenging to fill out plus we wouldn’t know what types of illnesses to watch out for. When Michelle (the founder of Canine Journal) asked if I’d like to do a DNA test for Sally I got very excited and immediately said yes…

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Ew, That Smell: How to Get Dog Pee Smell Out of Carpet

How to Get Dog Pee Smell Out of Carpet

As dog owners, we’ve all been there. You got delayed at the office or running errands, and your dog couldn’t hold it any longer. Of course, he picked the perfect place on the carpet to pee. Or even worse, your pet has chosen a regular spot to relieve himself in your home because you haven’t been able to completely eliminate the smell. Never fear! We’ll give you some expert tips on how to get dog pee smell out of carpet for good…

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Pet Insurance Reviews 2017

Pet Insurance Reviews and 2 dogs

Fido just leaped for a frisbee and now he’s limping. What’s wrong with him? Do I need to take him to the vet? How much will it cost? This is why pet insurance is so extremely important. In a time of panic, you should be worrying about the health of your dog, not the number in your bank account. We rate the biggest names in the pet insurance industry based on our own research and provide you with a summary of what each company offers as well as pros and cons for each…

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Boxer: A Great Family Pet

Boxer in the grass

The boxer is known for its squishy face and playful personality. According to the American Kennel Club, the boxer is the 10th most popular breed. Why is this dog such a popular companion? Below we’ll go over the Boxer’s history, personality, physical attributes and more. Find out if this breed should be in your household…

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Toast Meets World: Barks Out for Rescue Dogs

Toast Meets World with Sadie

Toast Meets World is the adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who was rescued from a Puppy Mill in North Carolina by fashion model and publicist Katie Sturino. Toast’s mom helped launch her dog’s career and is helping Toast live up to her “meets world” name in NYC. She is using her celebrity dog status to raise awareness for pet adoption and rescue. We count ourselves so lucky to have had the pleasure of meeting Toast last month. We took the opportunity to ask a few questions for our latest Top Dog interview…

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What Foods Are Toxic for Dogs

Dog Eating in Fridge

There are certain foods that you should not feed your dog under any occasion. While individual cases will vary based on breed, weight, and other factors — in general this list of foods dogs can’t eat applies to all dogs and should be carefully followed to avoid accidents. Take note and print out our helpful infographic to keep on-hand in your kitchen so you know what food dogs can’t eat…

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Healthy Paws vs Pets Best: A Tight Race to the Finish

Healthy Paws is our #1 overall pick this year but Pets Best has fewer limitations for senior dogs, so why is it ranked #2 for best pet insurance? We’ll explain why we think Healthy Paws is generally a better choice than Pets Best in this article. However, be sure to keep an open mind because even we will admit that there may be some instances where Pets Best is a better option for you…

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What Does Dog Poop Color Mean?

Poop on a pepple driveway

As the writers of Canine Journal, we feel it’s our, ahem, duty to keep you in-the-know about what’s coming out of your pup. So here’s the low-down on dog poop of every color! Most most mild changes in dog stool color are related to dietary changes and aren’t cause for alarm. But poop color and consistency can be an indicator of serious health problems, which is why you need to make your dog’s business your business…

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Best Automatic Dog Feeder: Guarantee Your Dog Eats on Time

Dog eating out of PetNet auto dog feeder

If you’re anything like me, getting out of bed can be a struggle at times. The alarm goes off at 6 AM and I am not enthusiastic about getting out of my warm covers. Sally, our dog, is the complete opposite. She is ready to roll because she knows it’s feeding time. Fortunately, my husband is in charge of her morning feeding, so I don’t have to rush out of bed like he does. (Sally doesn’t allow any snoozed alarms.) It wasn’t until researching this article that I realized how beneficial an automatic dog feeder with timer would be. Although we love our Sally and appreciate her enthusiasm in the mornings, it would be nice to hit the snooze alarm every now and then 😉 . We’ve researched some of the best automatic pet feeders and categorized them according to their offerings…

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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…

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Naked Dog Box Reviews: Grain-Free, Clothing Optional

Dog eating food out of bag

Have you ever gotten down to the last scoop of dog food only to realize you’ve run out? Or do you find yourself wondering if the food you feed your furry friend is even good for them? Naked Dog Box (a new subscription offering from Naked Dog Shop) takes the worry out of both by delivering fresh, healthy dog food to your dog every two weeks. The subscription service is not only nutritious, but it’s also doggone delicious. Plus, each delivery comes with a surprise for your pup. Read on to learn more in our Naked Dog Box reviews…

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The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking, Hiking and Camping With Your Dog

Prior to adopting our dog Sally, the woman at the shelter told us that she would be the perfect adventure buddy. Sally was described as a dog who would love hiking, swimming, exploring new places and going on adventures — all of which my husband and I love to do. We instantly fell in love with her. As we prepare for some camping and hiking trips this summer with our new companion, we decided we needed to do some research on the best dog hiking gear to have with us. Read our reviews of the best dog camping gear…

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Yorkshire Terrier: The Ultimate Companion Dog?

Yorkshire Terrier licking nose

Don’t have much of a yard, or live in an apartment? The Yorkshire Terrier could be a perfect fit for your lifestyle. The Yorkshire Terrier, commonly known as the Yorkie, is a spunky little dog with a personality that far outweighs its small stature. A widely sought-after companion dog, the Yorkshire Terrier ranks as the ninth most popular breed, according to the American Kennel Club’s annual rankings. Read on to learn more about the Yorkie’s characteristics, health issues, temperament and much more…

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Top Dog Interview: Ella Bean the Dog

Ella Bean the Dog at cafe

Our latest Top Dog interview is with Ella Bean the Dog. She comes to us from Brooklyn (by way of Florida). When not wandering the streets of the Big Apple looking oh so fashionable, Ella Bean can be found jet-setting around the world with her lady human. Ella Bean has been featured in the New York Post, PopSugar, Travel + Leisure and The Huffington Post (among others) and she has some great travel and photography tips to share with Canine Journal readers. We hope you enjoy reading this inspiring story…

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