Is pet insurance worth it?

Is pet insurance worth it?

The importance of health insurance coverage is undeniable in today’s economy. Health care costs are constantly going up, including veterinary health care costs. In the case of preventative health check-ups or even a health care emergency, you want to be sure all family members are protected and provided for – including those with fur. Without a good pet insurance plan, you could find yourself faced with a heartbreaking dilemma. Some […]

Bad “dog” breath: Learn how to prevent it!

Bad “dog” breath: Learn how to prevent it!

This is a guest post from Debra Jo Chiapuzio, president of the Emma Zen Foundation and a pet first aid expert. The Emma Zen Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on pet safety. The foundation’s main goal is to provide pet oxygen masks to firefighters and other first responders. It’s the month of amore, so pucker up and go give your pet a smooch! What? You didn’t brush your teeth? […]

New Year’s resolutions for your pet

New Year’s resolutions for your pet

The beginning of a new year is always a good time to readjust our habits and patterns, even those that involve our pets. We can each apply a little modification to our pets’ lives. A New Year Resolution simple means to “do” an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice for someone. Of course, being pet lovers, to us that “someone” is our pet! We can all be better, give […]

Little-known winter pet health dangers

We all know that extreme cold can be a threat to our pets’ health in the winter. However, there are some other threats that can’t afford be overlooked. Here are some other winter pet health dangers to keep in mind:

Halloween pet safety tips

Keep Halloween safe and fun with these pet safety tips Did you know Halloween is the second most popular day for pets to be reported missing, following July 4th? Due to our tradition of trick-or-treating, our doors are opening and closing all night, giving our pets more opportunities to get out that front door! While we like to show off our pets, and many times in their holiday wear, the truth […]

How to create a home emergency kit for your pets

The time to put together a pet emergency kit is before you need it! Remember, you can only work with what you have, but what are you supposed to be doing to prepare? Have a home emergency preparedness kit! This can be one of those 55 gallon drums or a couple of plastic crates (especially the kind with wheels) so you could roll it to your vehicle if need be. Once […]

Seat belt safety for pets

When I was a kid, we all watched Batman on TV as he and Robin jumped into the Batmobile. Before taking off, both super heroes paused to buckle their seat belts. And if you wanted to be cool like the bat duo, you made certain you did the same. Today, buckling up has become routine and the law in most states. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, […]