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How To Trim Puppy Nails Without a Fuss

How To Trim Puppy Nails Without a Fuss

Grooming

Puppy nails are sharp. Because puppies have yet to learn that jumping on people is unwanted, those sharp nails can do some damage to your skin. It’s important then to introduce your puppy to nail trimming as soon as you bring him home. When his nails are trimmed early and often, it becomes a normal […]

How To Get The Most From Pet Health Insurance

How To Get The Most From Pet Health Insurance

Health, Vet Visits

Planning to get a puppy or kitten soon, a young adult pet, or even an adult animal? Pet health insurance can be a good buy. Companies that offer the coverage provide a variety of plans that meet the different needs of pet owners, from the person who wants emergency coverage only to the one who […]

Hospice Care: What to Know About Quality of Life

Hospice Care: What to Know About Quality of Life

Senior Pets

The goal of hospice is to ensure your dog’s health, comfort, and happiness. Those three elements comprise quality of life: your dog’s physical, mental and social wellbeing. “The philosophy of maintaining quality of life at the end of life honors the human-animal bond,” says Alice Villalobos, DVM, a veterinary oncologist who is considered the godmother […]

4 Tips To Make Pet Tooth Brushing A Habit

4 Tips To Make Pet Tooth Brushing A Habit

Grooming

By now you’ve probably heard that dogs and cats should have their teeth brushed regularly, preferably every day. Good dental care is vital not just to the health of your pet’s mouth, but also his entire body. Dogs and cats who aren’t used to having their teeth brushed may be uncomfortable with the procedure. After […]

Your Puppy’s First Vet Visit: 3 Ways To Prepare

Your Puppy’s First Vet Visit: 3 Ways To Prepare

Kittens & Puppies

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy. Have you scheduled your puppy’s first veterinary visit? Puppies are works in progress, eager to explore their new world, but it takes a team to protect them. Thankfully, a puppy’s “cute factor” makes it easy to forgive expected mistakes. But puppies need more than “cute” to protect their […]

Your Puppy’s First Veterinary Visit: What to Know

Your Puppy’s First Veterinary Visit: What to Know

Kittens & Puppies

Background information about your pup can help the veterinary staff better care for the little guy. And whether the pup acts healthy or is under the weather, it’s important to bring samples from your baby’s (ahem) output for the vet to evaluate. Here’s what you should plan on bringing to the visit. Documentation Shelters and […]