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Articles and tips written by our team of pet care professionals that will help you take care of your four-legged family members

  • Pet Safety in Colder Months
    When the temps start to drop, you’re not the only one who notices. Unlike you, your dog doesn’t have the benefit of pulling warmer layers out of the closet. While some breeds love to romp and play outside in the snow and rain, others prefer to huddle up inside. Regardless of what your pup’s preference is, remember that exposure to winter’s cold air and chilly rain, sleet, and snow can lead to chapped paws and dry, itchy skin.
  • Coping with the loss of a pet
    Every pet owner knows that your furry pal is truly a member of your family. So, it is certainly no surprise that the death of a pet can be heartbreaking. Everyone manages grief differently; some can move past a death much quicker than others but it is important no matter who you are to recognize the loss of a pet and take the time to emotionally heal.
  • Traveling with Pets
    The warm summer weather is finally here and it’s the perfect time to travel with your family—including the furry ones. Taking your pets with you can add to the fun and reduce any worries about using a pet sitter or kennel. But travelling with your pooch requires a bit more preparation to keep everyone happy, healthy, and safe.
  • Pet Safety Around the House: Foods & Plants Toxic to Pets
    When you become a pet owner, you dedicate yourself to looking after the health and well-being of your furry pal—and in return, they’ll give you years of companionship, affection, loyalty, and love. The last thing you want to do is put them in harm’s way, but it’s easy to overlook household foods and plants that pose a danger.
  • The Value of Pet Insurance
    Knowing whether pet insurance will pay off for you and your pet will depend on your pet’s specific health care needs. Before buying a plan, consider its costs and weigh against potential benefits. Recent monthly averages in the US for pet insurance were $30 – $65 dollars per month.
  • Getting Started With A New Puppy
    Is there anything better than a new puppy? If you’ve just brought one home, you’re in store for a lot of licks, laughs, and love. But with all the joy comes a lot of responsibility. Whether your new puppy is your very first pet or you just need to brush up before adding another furry family member, here’s what you need to know.

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