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Everything that has to do with your dog’s health – from stomach aches to nutrition to broken bones. Let Canine Journal assist you with your pet health needs, but remember to take them to the Vet in emergencies!

Dog Health

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Healthcare for humans has been a hot topic in the news recently. But just because dogs are sitting backseat in cars doesn't mean we should put their well-being behind our own. It is commonly believed that a dog ages about seven human years for every one year perhaps because dogs age seven times faster than we do. That means it is that much more important to take care of them to ensure they live a full and healthy life... Read More »

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

Two dogs facing each other

During our 2017 audit for best dog insurance we were stumped on who to pick for our #2 spot. Petplan held our top ranking for years due to its low prices and excellent customer service until Healthy Paws swept it up from underneath them in 2015. Pets Best has relentlessly moved higher and higher in our rankings and continues to be competitive with the competition offering similar coverage at reasonable rates. Fast forward to today, if we were faced with picking between Petplan and Pets Best, which would we pick? We'll tell you more below... Read More »

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... Read More »

Petnostics Review: Urine Tests for Dogs

iPhone app and Petnostics cup

Petnostics became well-known from its appearance on the popular television show Shark Tank. If your pet suffers from bladder infections, urinary tract infections, kidney stones or any other urine-analysis related illness, this test may save you money. Instead of going to the vet before you know whether something is really wrong with your dog, Petnostics urine test strips for dogs can be used at home and save you the cost and time associated with initial vet diagnostics... Read More »

Embrace vs Healthy Paws: Who’s Top Dog?

Embrace vs Healthy Paws

You've just gotten this adorable, new puppy and love playing and snapping photos of him to share with your friends. Unfortunately, he's a bit rambunctious and enjoys eating q-tips, bobby pins, pennies and other not so doggy friendly "snacks". What do you do? Obviously, you need to take him to the vet and make sure he's ok and get those items out of his stomach, but how will you pay for it? Do you have pet insurance? Those veterinarian bills can get pretty expensive. Just the normal vaccines can get pricey! Maybe Embrace or Healthy Paws can help you out. Read Embrace vs Healthy Paws to see which company can help reduce your vet bills and keep your pup healthy... Read More »

Tips to Cure Your Dog’s Upset Stomach

Dog laying on sofa sick

Normally dogs will eat grass to cleanse out their system - this is the natural method for curing your dog's upset stomach. However, at times this won't do the trick, or your dog won't even feel like eating grass. In this case it can help to give your dog a little bit of Pepto-Bismol or Pepcid crushed and mixed with water (the amount will depend on your dog's weight - consult your veterinarian)... Read More »

Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Your Dog

Young Female Vet Examining a Golden Retriever

The topic of spaying and neutering is most often brought up by dog owners; however, it is a subject that should be addressed by all pet owners. There are many benefits of spaying and neutering including: improved health outlook, improved temperament, a declining homeless pet population and a reduction in the expense associated with breeding... Read More »

What Makes a Good Vet?

Vet jacket

It's important to find service professionals in your life you like and can trust. There's nothing worse than having an appointment with a doctor or meeting with your lawyer and they don't remember you or any of the information you've provided them with in the past. Similarly, you want an empathetic vet you trust and get along with because they are ultimately responsible for taking care of your furry friend in good times and in bad. But what attributes make up a good vet exactly? Read on to learn how to find a good vet and what to look for when seeking high-quality veterinary care... Read More »