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  • Anatomy of a Grieving Dog Mom: A Suitcase Full

    There’s a hole in my heart where whole used to be. Those were the first words that came to mind when I sat down today to write this piece about grief, the power it spews into one’s life whether we want it or not. The great Emily Dickinson wrote so many passages about death, yet one resonates over and over, “Forever is composed of nows.” It certainly is. Are you loving someone today? Missing...

  • Dog first aid: What would you do?

    GUEST BLOGGER: Ines de Pablo; Wag’N Enterprises, LLC – Chief Wag’N Officer

    April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month.

    It is easy to recognize that humans need first aid when an emergency happens. Unfortunately in the minds of many, pets fall under a different category. April is the time to remind all pet owners and that pets are physiologically very much like us. They have hearts, lungs, blood, soft...

  • Your dog ate what?

    Think your dog eats some strange things? You just might think again after reading this story.

    By: D Shannon, Veterinary Pet Insurance

    Labrador Retriever Eats 23 Packages of Instant Breakfast, Finds Instant Trouble;  Nation’s Largest Pet Insurer Selects Most Unusual March Claim

    Brea, Calif. (April 6, 2010) — Michelle and Don Juen of Maplewood, Minn., know from experience to keep edibles out of reach...

  • Bug Off: the latest in flea and tick prevention

    With the start of flea and tick season approaching, pet owners are once again wondering about the safety of topical flea and tick products and many have contacted Pet Poison Helpline looking for answers. This comes on the heels of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announcing results from their ongoing review of Spot-On products, so named because they are typically applied to the...

  • Head to tail: The eyes have it

    Can it really be April 5th? Where is the year flying off to? Hopefully somewhere relaxing, road ready and Fido friendly for you and your canine crew. April is also Pet First Aid Awareness month. To celebrate and inform, we’ll be featuring tips and advice throughout the month, complete with checklists, some goodies to give away and handy reminders. How often have you looked over at your favorite...

  • Fido No No’s: Avoid Toxins

    A Pet Poison Helpline Refresher On Top Toxins During Poison Prevention Week

    The following are some of the most common toxins the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline encounter and strongly recommend keeping away from pets.

        Xylitol: Many sugarless gums, including some Trident™, Orbit™, and Ice Breaker™brands as well as candies contain xylitol, a sweetener which is toxic to dogs. Desserts and...