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Top Dog Interview: Lilly and Chicko

Group of Goldens on road in Germany

Our next Top Dog interview is with Lilly an adorable Golden Retriever and therapy dog living in Germany with his parents and brother Chicko, a rescue Golden. Learn what it’s like living in Europe, some of Lilly’s favorite pastimes (hint: it involves mud) and more about this sweet pup…

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Dog Evolution History: Where Do Dogs Come From?

Old photo of woman and dogs in her lap

Ever look down at your dog and wonder where she came from? We’re not talking about who her parents were, but something deeper than that. While human evolution is a hot topic, what about dog evolution? Did dogs evolve from another animal or were they created by a greater being and placed on Earth to be our best friends? While there is a great deal of conflict on this subject, there are some answers we can give you about dog evolution…

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Is Grain Free Dog Food the Way to Go?

Golden in field of grain

Chances are you know at least one person who has gone gluten or grain-free, who cites the benefits of the Paleo Diet or quotes from the bestselling books Wheat Belly and Grain Brain. Grocery stores have made shelf space for gluten-free pastas, crackers, cereals, cookies, and cake mixes and restaurants offer gluten-free pizza and beer to appeal to grain-free customers. But what about our four-legged fur babies? Learn more about the pros of going grain-free and how it can benefit your pup…

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World’s Most Low Energy Dogs (and High Energy Dogs Too)

Dog yawning

Ever wondered why some dogs act like couch potatoes while others are natural Olympians? Breed type is often to thank (or blame) for Fido’s feisty (or lazy) behavior. While good looks and personality are important, you should also take into consideration each breed’s energy level so you can make sure his or her exercise levels are adequately met given your lifestyle and location. We’ll discuss the various low energy dog breeds as well as the high energy dogs too so you can learn which breed is a good fit for you…

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Top Dog Interview: Bugsy Airstream Dog

Bugsy on top of mountain

Bugsy the Airstream dog loves adventure! That might come as a surprise to anyone who knew her when she was plucked from the winter streets and brought to the pound in 2015, terrified, starving, and sickly. When she first came home, she was scared of everything outside: loud bangs, people, cars, trains, bikes – basically anything that moved or made noise. Packing a skittish beastie into an Airstream and roaming around the country didn’t make complete sense, but in each new place, she relaxed and blossomed more, and soon became a confident, expert traveler. Get to know Bugsy in our latest Top Dog interview…

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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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Top Dog: Batman the Batpug

Batman the Batpug sitting on the floor

Batman the Batpug is an adorable pug from the UK who love dressing up as (well you guessed it) Batman! He might not have superhero powers, but he is super cute and has one funny sense of humor. He’s also quite talented and has his own App which allows you to share adorable pug emojis on your keyboard (genius right?). Read on to learn more about how Batpug came to be a celebrity dog and have a good chuckle in our latest Top Dog interview…

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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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Top Dog Interview: Eggnog the Bulldog

Eggnog the bulldog drinking eggnog out of a mug

Eggnog the Bulldog is an adorable pup that is less than a year old but has already created quite the following with her sweet, wrinkly face. Scroll through her Instagram account (@eggnogthebulldog), and you’ll see her adventures with her mom Jen (including her love of eggnog, of course). This pup definitely has found a happy home, and we were so thrilled for the chance to chat with Eggnog in our latest Top Dog interview series. Read on to learn more, including how she helps raise money for dogs and families in need…

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