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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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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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Why Are Dogs’ Noses Wet, and What’s the Best Treatment for Dry Noses?

Dog nose close-up

We’re sure you’ve found yourself telling your dog to get that cold, wet nose out of your personal space at some point! But have you ever wondered, ‘why do dogs have wet noses?’ Our favorite canine companions differ from us humans and our beloved feline friends in a puzzling way. Their noses are normally wet — and normally should be. But why are dogs’ noses wet? And if they’re not, does that mean that something’s wrong? Can you do anything to help your pup if his nose is dry? If so, what’s the best dog dry nose treatment? Here, we’ll answer all of your questions to put you and your pup at ease…

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Celebrating Our 10th Birthday

Celebrating 10 Years of Content for Canine Journal

In 2007, I created a business to make custom dog collars and leashes for internet shoppers. As we celebrate ten years online, I could not be more proud of how Canine Journal has transformed and grown into this wonderful web community! And it is in no small part thanks to each and every one of you. Together we have made Canine Journal the premier resource for all things dog and have helped pet parents make better decisions that enhance the lives of their pets. To celebrate a decade of dog-related content, we asked our fans to submit photos of their dog to be featured on our site. The dog with the most votes wins a customized prize pack including a Tote Tails bag, a personalized pillow from LifeGoesPOP and an ASPCA gift pack…

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How to Bond With Your Rescue Dog or New Puppy

Dog and owner on patio with drink

When we adopted our dog, Sally, from the shelter, we were so excited. We could tell she was a bit nervous/anxious on the car ride home. We kept her on a leash while we walked her through the house at first, then after a couple of minutes, we let her have free reign. She explored her new home, and shortly after we found ourselves cuddled up on the couch with her. We could tell she was exhausted after an eventful day, so we decided to try to calm her and give her some affection that first evening home with us. I think this was the best thing we could’ve done for her at that time. In this article, we’ll discuss how to bond with your rescue dog after you bring her home and why bonding with your dog is so important…

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How Much Does Cruciate Ligament Dog Surgery Cost?

Dog in cast laying down

Unfortunately, we don’t know why dogs experience cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injuries so often, especially certain breeds. We do know that it happens when the knee joint breaks down (or tears) or in some cases, completely ruptures. This can occur with a sudden movement, like when a dog is playing fetch and does a quick turn to catch the ball, or it can be a slow degeneration of the ligament over time. Read our article below to find out if your dog is at risk for a CCL tear and how much it could set you back…

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Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers?

Closeup of dog's whiskers

Have you taken your dog to the groomer and noticed its whiskers are gone? Your dog probably feels a bit disoriented afterward. The technical term for whiskers is vibrissae, and they are more important than the whiskers humans grow on their faces. What do dog whiskers do and why you should never remove them? Read on to learn the answers to these questions and more…

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