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Seeking out product and service reviews to make better decisions for your dog? We are too which is why we regularly conduct thorough reviews of customer reviews, first-hand experience and more to bring you the most informed and up-to-date reviews possible.

What Makes Trupanion Pet Insurance Unique?

Girl and dog running through yard

You turned your back for one minute and now Fido has a stomach full of bathroom trash. Yuck! You know this isn’t going to be good. You take him to the vet and have an x-ray done and see all the q-tips, bobby pins and, oh no, a part of an old razor blade. Things just got really scary for you. The vet performs surgery and thankfully, Fido will be okay. However, your bank account is in some real pain now. Had you signed up for pet insurance, you may not have had to pay as much for the vet bills. That’s where Trupanion comes into play…

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Best Dog Shoes for Hot Pavement: How Hot Is Too Hot for Dog Paws?

Closeup of dog paw wearing booties

Do you ever think about how hot the pavement is when you take your dog for a walk? Honestly, I never did either until I researched this article. It’s important to add this into your routine before going for a walk, or your dog could burn her paws and be in immense pain. We’ll help you learn how to protect dog paws and how you can test the temperature of the pavement yourself to ensure your dog’s safety…

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Best Dog Barrier for Cars: Ride Safer With Your Pup

Dog outside car with dog barrier

Does your dog like to explore the vehicle while you’re driving down the road? Your pup probably starts out in the back seat, then meanders up front with you (making sure to whack you in the face with her tail), then wanders to the back and continues this pattern until you reach your destination. This can be dangerous for your dog, you and other drivers on the road because you could get distracted by your dog. We know your dog doesn’t mean any harm, they’re just so excited to be on the road with you. We recommend some type of restraint for a dog when traveling in a vehicle. You can choose one of the barriers in this article or take a look at other types of restraints like seatbelts. As long as you’re keeping your dog out of your line of sight on the road, that’s all that matters for safety purposes…

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Wisdom Panel Review: Our Dog’s Results Were Surprising

Sally licking dad's face

When my husband and I adopted our dog Sally in 2017 we were extremely curious about her dog breed makeup. We suspected she was hound of some sort but were uncertain of what type or anything else beyond that. So, we decided to take a dog DNA test to learn more. We completed a Wisdom Panel test for her and in less than two weeks, we had the results. What we discovered in the results was completely surprising to us…

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Best Cat Insurance 2018: Who’s The Pick of the Litter?

Litter of Kittens

They say cats have nine lives, but if you love your little purr-baby, it’s probably not best to test that theory. Cat insurance is a great way to ensure that your (mostly) self-sufficient feline is protected in the event of illness, accident, injury, even old age. Insurance also protects you, the owner, in case you find yourself in a financial tight spot (and who hasn’t found themselves a little strapped for cash before?). But this article is not about extolling the virtues of pet (specifically dog) insurance…

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Embark DNA vs Wisdom Panel: Our Firsthand Experience Winner

Embark Dog DNA vs Wisdom Panel boxes

When we adopted our dog Sally we were so curious about her family history, breed makeup and any potential health concerns. Not knowing her entire history or even what breed(s) she is was a bit of a concern for us because it would make vet forms a bit more challenging to fill out plus we wouldn’t know what types of illnesses to watch out for. When Michelle (the founder of Canine Journal) asked if I’d like to do a DNA test for Sally I got very excited and immediately said yes…

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Pet Insurance Comparison 2018: 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…

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Petplan Insurance Reviews: Is Price Everything?

Pug with bone in mouth

Petplan was our #1 pick for pet insurance for several years in a row due to its outstanding customer service, excellent coverage and low prices. However, competitors stepped up and offered more coverage for less money, pushing Petplan down to third place. In 2016, Petplan changed its underwriter, which caused a whirlwind of complaints from existing customers. Complaints revolve mainly around premiums increasing drastically and in some cases even doubling for existing customers. Why do we think Petplan still deserves your consideration as a pet insurance provider? Read our review to see why you should still consider Petplan, especially if you are a new customer…

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