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3 Commands Could Save Your Dog’s Life


Dogs generally want nothing more than to make their humans happy. You’re his pack leader, his hero, his bearer of food. But when it comes to learning commands, some dogs can be quite stubborn. However, these three basic commands could save your dog’s life. They’re generally the first ones they learn in obedience school, and […]





4 Steps for Pet Holiday Safety


The holiday season is the most festive time of year. The halls are decked, the tree is up, family and friends gather ’round to celebrate another year of joy and good will. However, this can be a stressful and potentially harmful time for your pets, as the constant activity, shiny objects, and scrumptious table scraps […]



Pet Insurance Claim of the Month: Electric Shock


A recent PetFirst claim reminds us all to keep our cords hidden from our pets, especially during this time of year when extra cords can be found around the house from lights. A brief overview of the claim: Electrical Shock for Gipper (7-year-old Mixed Breed Dog) Vet Bill:                 $941.40 PetFirst Paid:     $757.27 The story: […]



Pumpkin Treats for your Pumpkin


Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Treats AllRecipes.com Ingredients 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 2 eggs 1/2 cup canned pumpkin 2 tablespoons peanut butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add […]







Basic Pet Health Care Timelines


Pets are an intrinsic joy and bring an incredible amount of unconditional love to our lives. However, they also require consistent maintenance to ensure that they live a long, healthy, and happy life with us. Whether you’re just bringing home a new puppy or kitten, or you’re a seasoned pet-parent, keeping up with everything your  […]



Hip Dysplasia: What you need to know


Hip dysplasia is a chronic condition that often occurs in large-breed dogs (and, to a lesser extent, overweight small dogs and cats) in which the ball and socket joint of the hip is misaligned or malformed, resulting in a joint that grinds rather than sliding smoothly. This can lead to severe pain for your dog, […]



Pet Overheating in Summer


The NOAA recently announced the findings of an international study that determined 2014 to be the warmest year on record, and one can scarcely pass a day without hearing of a pet dying of heatstroke inside a hot car. Tennessee recently passed a controversial piece of legislation granting legal permission for passersby to forcefully enter […]