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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

Vet with clipboard

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 »

The Importance of an Annual Dog Check Up

Dog being held up by vet

If you have a dog, then they may be like one of your children: you spoil them rotten and care for them deeply. Since your pet is that important to you, then their health should be just as important! And we don't mean just taking them out on walks, feeding them a balanced diet and pampering good dogs with toys and treats, although those are all important too! We're talking about being proactive and taking them to the vet regularly for checkups. Read on to learn why checkups for dogs are important, how frequently you should schedule them, what you get out of a dog health check and how much you can expect to spend (spoiler alert: it’s less than you think!)... Read More »

Best Dog Activity Monitor: Fitbark vs Tagg vs Whistle

Dog wearing collar

How cool would it be to track your dog's daily activity (think Fitbit for your pup!)? Your wish is now reality and we recently took a look at the leaders in this new and exciting category to review the top players. From GPS tracking and fitness monitoring to goal setting and comparing your dog to others, you are going to be blown away by all the cool features in these new high-tech devices... Read More »

Trupanion vs Healthy Paws: A Pet Insurance Showdown

Trupanion vs Healthy Paws

You just took your dog to her yearly checkup. Bad news, she has cancer. Your world has just been destroyed. You don't want her to endure all this pain. You want her to live. You'll do anything in your power to help her, but can you afford the treatments? Pet insurance may be a good proactive solution if you sign up before a health emergency arises. Perhaps Trupanion or Healthy Paws is the solution you need to reduce your financial risk. We compare features and give you a side by side quote comparison to show you the different options. Let's dig in! ... Read More »

Kiss Kibble Goodbye: Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Bowl of homemade dog food veggetables

Imagine if you had to eat the exact same food every meal, every day of your life. Beyond being painfully boring, wouldn’t you question whether you’re getting a nutritionally balanced diet? Welcome to a dog’s life. Long ago before commercially produced dog food, dogs ate a lot of the same foods as humans. There’s a reason our dogs beg for our food – they’re meant to eat a variety. Table scraps anyone?... 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. Click on "read review" below each pet insurance company name in the table to go straight to its review... Read More »

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... Read More »

FitBark Review: A Healthy Dog is a Happy Dog

Dog with FitBark jumping: FitBark Review

What started as a Kickstarter idea in the Summer of 2013 by a brother and sister team from Italy has become a product that is sold world-wide to tens of thousands of pet parents. Canine Journal recently got the chance to chat more with FitBark’s co-founders. We wanted to share their story with you along with an in depth review of our top pick for the best dog activity tracker... Read More »

Healthy Paws vs Petplan: Who Comes Out on Top?

Healthy Paws vs Petplan

If your dog is hit by a car tomorrow, are you ready? Pet insurance is an essential for all responsible pet owners to make sure you are prepared financially to deal with any unexpected (and expensive) accident or illness. This is why we regularly review the top pet insurance companies to find out who comes out on top. This time, we're pinning the best vs the best with our two top rated insurers in the ring: Healthy Paws vs PetPlan to see which plan is more affordable and a better fit for you and your pup. Not only do we compare each feature, we'll give you an example (complete with pricing) to see how different scenarios measure up. So let's get right to the overall winner, shall we? Read More »