Kimberly Alt

Growing up, Kimberly used to get the sniffles when she was around dogs. Thankfully, she grew out of her allergy and is now able to play and snuggle with dogs as much as she wants! She and her husband adopted Sally, a four-year-old hound mix, in early 2017, and she has brought so much joy into their lives. Life as pet parents has been very rewarding.

Best Dog Barrier for Cars: Drive Safer With Your Pup

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Does your dog like to explore the vehicle while you’re driving down the road? Your pup probably starts out in the back seat, then meanders up front with you (making sure to whack you in the face with her tail), then wanders to the back and continues this pattern until you reach your destination. This can be dangerous for your dog, you and other drivers on the road because you could get distracted by your dog. We know your dog doesn’t mean any harm, they’re just so excited to be on the road with you. We recommend some type of restraint for a dog when traveling in a vehicle. You can choose one of the barriers in this article or take a look at other types of restraints like seatbelts. As long as you’re keeping your dog out of your line of sight on the road, that’s all that matters for safety purposes…

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

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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…

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Health Problems

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are a favorite breed with some adverse health risks. Don’t let what you find out in this article deter you from owning this lovable toy dog, though. As with any animal, we all have health risks. There is no guarantee that your dog will be diagnosed with any of these illnesses, but it’s always good to be prepared…

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Best Pet Sitting Websites 2018: DogVacay vs Rover vs Care vs Fetch vs PetSitters

Going out of town for vacation? Working long hours and don’t have time to get home to take out Fido? Dog-sitting services are like Airbnb for pups giving them the luxury of a home-stay with the freedom and attention they deserve while you’re away. Some even offer other services like grooming, walking and training. Much preferable to a crowded kennel or ruffing it in a cage. Find out which of the best pet sitting websites provide background checks, where they’re available, how much they cost and which is the best fit for your needs…

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Best Rabbit Insurance: Hop Your Bunny Into Coverage Today

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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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Exotic Pet Insurance Comparison: Get Coverage For Your Pet Today

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

This is the tightest race we had this year in our rankings, but in the end we chose a winner between Healthy Paws and Pets Best. We explain our reasonings, but want to remind you that you should always get quotes for your specific dog because if coverage is similar (as it is for these 2 companies), then price may play a larger role in your decision making process along with customer service…

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Petplan vs Pets Best: Who’s Best in Class?

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Petplan and Pets Best are 2 of the best pet insurance companies offering great coverage, competitive prices and quick claim repayments. So how do you choose between the two? As always, be sure to get your own quote to get an idea of what each will cost you. Additionally, consider the criteria we’ve laid out in this comparison below…

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Embrace vs Healthy Paws: Who’s Top Dog?

Embrace vs Healthy Paws

Do you have pet insurance? Those veterinarian bills can get pretty expensive, especially if your new pup likes to make frequent visits. Just the normal vaccines can get pricey! Maybe Embrace or Healthy Paws can help you out. Read Embrace vs Healthy Paws to find out how these companies can help reduce your vet bills, especially in times of emergency. Maybe they can even keep your pup healthy…

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