Prevention

Prevention should be top of your list when it comes to your pet’s health as well as your own. Preventative measures today including regular vet checkups, healthy food choices, exercise, and vaccines can make all the difference.

Banfield Wellness Plan Reviews: Is It Worth It?

Banfield Wellness Plan logo & reviews

Although sometimes referred to as Banfield Pet Insurance, Banfield isn’t pet insurance — it’s a wellness membership plan (whose logo suggests it’s a vet’s office). Despite all this confusion, the primary question we have — is Banfield wellness care worth it? Its plans don’t cover illness or injury, only preventative care…

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How To Have A Dog-Friendly Valentine’s Day

Dog on red pilllow (caption: How To Have A Dog-Friendly Valentine's Day)

As Valentine’s Day approaches, you are probably trying to decide on the perfect gift for your dog. But did you know that the traditional tokens of affection — roses, chocolates, and other candies — can be harmful for the four-legged loves of your life? Here’s some tips to ensure a loving and safe Valentine’s Day this year…

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Cheap Pet Meds: Is It Better To Buy Online?

Dog Taking Medicine

Being a responsible pet owner means providing our pets with regular preventative medications in addition to medications treating health conditions. Being a good pet parent can also be expensive which leads us to search for alternatives. There are several places you can buy online to save money, but you should shop with caution…

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Best Dog Activity Monitor: FitBark vs Whistle vs Link AKC & More

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…

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Protecting Your Pet: 4 Holiday Hazards

4 Tips to protect your pup

While the holidays can be the most festive season for us, they can also be the most hazardous time of year for our four-pawed family members. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to help make sure your dear dog or cat enjoys a healthy, happy holiday season…

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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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Tips On How To Clean Dogs’ Ears

Guide to Cleaning Your Dogs Ears

It’s easy for a dog’s ears to become tainted with parasites, bacteria and yeast due to the curvature of its ear. If debris becomes trapped in the dog’s ear, an infection may occur. This is why it’s extremely important to check your dog’s ears regularly. Learn how to clean your pup’s ears and why you might want to take care of this more regularly…

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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!)…

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What Is The Best Dog Treadmill To Get Your Pup In Shape?

Dog on treadmill

Did you know there are dog treadmills for sale that can help your pooch get in shape? A doggie treadmill has many benefits and can help dramatically improve the quality of your dog’s life. In fact, there are probably more benefits to owning a dog treadmill than you have considered. Read more to learn about treadmills for dogs and to find out which one we think is best for your furry friend…

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Toxins Be Gone: Pet Safe Cleaning Products

Bowl of baking soda: Pet Safe Cleaning Products

If you use common household cleaners, you could be slowly poisoning your dog without even knowing it. You could be putting your pooch at risk for developing cancer, kidney or liver damage down the road. In fact, studies have proven the toxic effects of such ingredients as ammonia, bleach, chlorine, gycol ethers and formaldehyde on humans and pets. And pets are even more vulnerable. Pets pick up residues from cleaning products and then groom themselves, spreading these toxic materials on their skin, coat, mouths, nose and eyes. As a responsible dog owner, it’s time to ditch your chemical-laden cleaners for pet safe cleaning products…

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