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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!

Parvo In Dogs: How to Diagnose, Treat and Prevent

Dog with sick mask on

Canine parvovirus type 2 or parvo, is a highly contagious virus that is particularly prominent in the canine community. Parvo is of particular concern for puppy owners due to the severity of symptoms and the weak immune systems of younger dogs. There are ways to help prevent the spread of parvo and as a responsible dog owner it is important to be familiar with these prevention methods. Effective prevention begins with understanding the virology and pathophysiology of the virus itself…

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

Petplan vs Pets Best logos

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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How to Not Break the Bank with Pet Wellness Plans

Dog with barbell in mouth: Pet Wellness Plans

Have you been looking for comprehensive pet insurance but are frustrated because most policies don’t include general pet wellness visits? You’re not alone! Many of us pet parents don’t realize that pet insurance differs from human health insurance in that most veterinary pet insurance plans don’t cover routine wellness visits and other services. They are designed to help you manage your budget for unplanned emergencies or illnesses that could break the bank. But, if you are looking for a plan to cover routine visits instead, there are still options to get coverage for pet wellness visits. Here we’ll tell you which services offer pet wellness plans, including insurance services that offer wellness plans as an add-on option…

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