Sally Jones

Leptospirosis In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention & More

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If you were a pup parent several years ago, you might recall leptospirosis hitting the news locally, regionally, or even nationally. Dogs contracted this disease from simply swimming in local streams and rivers and becoming seriously ill and even dying. It became a popular news topic for a fleeting moment. While the news hasn’t focused on this disease as much lately, it can still be a very real threat to your dog, depending on where your dog roams. What do you need to do to prevent your dog from getting sick? And if he does, what are the symptoms? We give you all the information you need to know about this disease that can become severe quickly…

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Companion Protect Pet Insurance Review: Instant Coverage With No Waiting Periods

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Companion Protect offers a pet insurance policy that differs widely from every other provider we’ve reviewed (and we’ve reviewed a lot). With an in-network setup and some requirements you don’t see from other providers, does Companion Protect stand above or fall short compared to such stiff competition in the pet insurance industry? We’ll give you all the details you need to know to make the best decision for your situation…

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Spot Pet Insurance Review: Should You Consider This New Provider?

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Spot Pet Insurance launched in 2019 with some impressive coverage and two affordable wellness plans. And the company’s chairman is none other than Cesar Millan from “The Dog Whisperer.” But as a newcomer to an increasingly competitive industry, is Spot worth considering? We take a deep dive into what you can expect from their policies, pricing, claims process, customer service, and more…

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EasyDNA Dog Allergy Test Review: Discover Health Issues

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If your dog is scratching a lot or having frequent digestion problems, they could be intolerant to certain food ingredients or environmental factors, like pollen or dust. You can find out which substances are causing your dog distress through an at-home dog allergy test. EasyDNA, a global company that offers a variety of at-home DNA and other tests for dogs and people, has a dog allergy test kit that’s easy to do at home and promises results in just a few weeks. Is their test worth it? And do the results give you enough information for you to actively help your pup? We’ll answer these questions and more…

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Dog Skin Infections: How To Spot The Signs And When To Seek Treatment

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Is your dog’s irritated skin giving you cause for concern? You’re not alone. Dogs are extremely prone to skin problems. In fact, skin conditions are the second most common ailment that dog parents face when seeking veterinary care. If your dog is itching or licking incessantly or he has patches of skin that don’t look normal, your dog could have a skin infection. We’ll tell you what to look out for, when it’s time to see your vet, and other need-to-know information about skin infections…

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Prudent Pet Insurance Review: Are Their Higher Premiums Worth It?

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Prudent Pet Insurance is a relative newcomer to the industry. They launched in late 2018 but have a high-rated underwriter and administrator for their pet insurance products for both cats and dogs. With competitive coverage, they’re a promising prospect for pet insurance. But how do their premiums and claim repayments stack up against some pretty stiff competition from well-established companies?

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Staph Infection In Dogs: What Are The Signs And Treatment Options?

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Most of us know the term “staph infections” because humans can contract them fairly easily. But did you know that dogs are totally susceptible to staph infections too? How do staph infections affect dogs? They’re mostly found on their skin but not always. Staph infections can become a serious threat to your dog’s health, so it’s crucial to know how to spot the signs and when to go to your vet…

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Lemonade Pet Insurance Review: A Promising New Provider?

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Lemonade hit the pet insurance market in July 2020 with a unique AI-driven claims process and four solid years of providing reputable homeowners and renters insurance. For pet insurance, they offer affordable premiums, customizable policies, a wellness plan add-on, and a fast claims process they handle through their smartphone apps. But does Lemonade provide all the coverage you’ll need for your pet? And how do they stack up against their competitors?

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Pet-Safe Lawn Fertilizer: Avoid Harmful Chemicals At All Costs

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Most people want to have a lush lawn that knocks our neighbors away. But did you know that many lawn fertilizers are harmful and even deadly for your pets? If you have dogs who go outside often, you need to make sure you keep them safe from the toxic chemicals in most lawn care products. Fortunately, you have some pet-friendly lawn fertilizers that can help you achieve your grass goals. Surprisingly, there aren’t many pet-safe lawn products on the market, so we’ve done our research to help you find your best options…

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