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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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Interview with Ryan Boyko, CEO & Co-Founder of Embark DNA

Ryan Boyko with dog

Ryan and his brother Adam Boyko have spent more than a decade learning everything they can about dogs. As a result of that passion for animals, they co-founded Embark to help pet owners everywhere make their own discoveries and better understand the genetic data behind each individual dog. Based in Austin, TX, Embark DNA kits provide valuable data for pup parents but also for the dedicated Embark team of vets and researchers who are using the information to make improvements to health and discover new insights. We had the chance to learn more about Embark straight from the top dogs’ mouth in this exclusive interview with Ryan Boyko, Embark’s Chief Executive Officer. You will not only get to know Ryan better but you will also learn more about the company and see why they’re our number one pick for the best DNA testing for dogs…

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Compare Horse Insurance Policies: Get on the Right Financial Track

Horse being pet on head

Owning a horse is a dream come true for any horse lover, but it’s an expensive venture. And you want to make sure you keep a tight rein on your emotional and financial investment. Can you afford astronomical veterinary bills if your horse falls ill or becomes injured? How do you protect yourself if your horse injures a rider? Fortunately, you can ease these concerns with equestrian insurance. There are many companies to consider, so we’ll help you figure out how best to compare horse insurance plans…

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Do Dogs Dream?

Dog sleeping on carpet

Our dogs are so cute when they are asleep. Sometimes, my dog, Sally, will start twitching or whimpering in her sleep. I always say, “She must be dreaming about chasing squirrels,” but is she really? Do dogs have dreams and if so, what do dogs dream about? Read on to learn more about what might be going on inside their head and how to tell if your doggy is dreaming when it dozes off…

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Is a Christmas Puppy a Good Idea?

Dog on Christmas Day

Last minute shopping has us racking our brains for gifts that really mean something. We thoughtfully seek to fill a need, but surprising a loved one with a puppy is like lighting holiday candles with a blow torch; a tad overwhelming…

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Best Pet Transport Service: Which Best Meets Your Pet Relocation Needs?

Dog in moving box

Need to find a reputable pet relocation service for your upcoming move across the country or even across the world? It’s one of the most stressful life events for you and your pet, so you want to make sure you find a service that offers TLC and reliability to make your pet’s journey as seamless as possible. What do pet shipping services offer? And how much does pet transport cost? We’ve uncovered the best pet transport service contenders to help you with your moving checklist…

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Adopt, Don’t Shop: A Phrase Worth Thousands of Lives

Dog in cage at shelter

Have you heard the latest catch-phrase, “Adopt, Don’t Shop?” If so, you might be wondering what it means. Adopt, Don’t Shop is a campaign slogan that a growing number of animal rights proponents are using to promote adopting pets from shelters, rather than buying them from pet stores. What’s behind the movement? Is it controversial? And how can you get involved? Read on for answers to all these questions and more…

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Are Dogs’ Mouths Cleaner Than Humans?

Dogs panting

When you get home, does your dog greet you with kisses and licks? You’re not alone. My dog loves jumping up and down and is determined to kiss my face. She can jump pretty high and is more successful at this than I’d like her to be. But I’m not a fan of puppy kisses on my face, it kind of grosses me out. Is this something I need to be concerned about or am I just overreacting? It’s time to settle the question, “Is dog saliva cleaner than humans?” Find the answer below…

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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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Benefits of Dog Massage Therapy

Dog having belly rubbed

You don’t need a dog massage certification to give your dog a massage. You can give your dog a daily massage from the comfort of your home. Find out why dog massages are beneficial and how you can give your dog the best massage of her life…

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12 Dog Gifts Your Pup Will Beg For!

Pet Gift Guide

Looking for the best birthday or holiday gift for your pooch? Or perhaps you just want to treat her because you love her so much! We’ve got some great suggestions for you! We’ve done some research and found some of the best dog gifts for your pup no matter what the occasion is. We hope you and your dog enjoy one or all of these recommendations in our Top Dog gift guide…

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Best Gifts for Dog Lovers: 12 Ideas to Woof About

Dog with party hat on: Best Gifts for Dog Lovers

Shopping for a holiday or birthday gift for someone who is a huge fan of dogs? Or perhaps you’re looking to get your pet sitter or vet a little something for the holidays but don’t know where to start. These gifts for dog lovers area sure to please both dogs and their dog owning parents alike. Read on to find the best fit for fido and their pup loving companion…

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What Are The Best Dog Toys?

Dog chewing on toy: What Are The Best Dog Toys?

Toys are a great way to provide this intellectual stimulation while also spending time with your dog and strengthening the bond you have with them. Let’s take a look at ten of the best dog toys on the market today and discuss why we love them…

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