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How Does Dog Insurance Work?

Why Dog Insurance No matter how careful you are with your dog, accidents happen — and sometimes they’re costly ones. Just ask Les Kaciban of Ashburn, Virginia, whose Komondor puppy Charlie swallowed a corn cob and required emergency surgery to remove it. The bill came to a whopping $3,600. It was a good thing that Kaciban had pet health insurance. His out-of-pocket expenses came to an easier-to-swallow $1,000, while his insurance policy covered the difference. Pet owners today face higher veterinary costs than ever. The American Pet Product Association, a trade organization based in Greenwich, Connecticut, reports that because technological

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7 Tips For Doggie Dental Care

The Importance of Dog Dental Care The good news for dogs is they’re not as prone to cavities as human beings are. But despite the old conventional wisdom that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a humans, dogs can still develop problems like tartar and plaque buildup and gingivitis. But it’s not just bad breath and yellow teeth you have to worry about. As with humans, these canine dental problems can actually lead to life-threatening infections and issues including heart, liver, and kidney disease. Not to mention, the cost of dental extractions to remove teeth that are beyond help can

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How to Save Money at the Vet

An important part of responsible dog care is providing them with medical care — unfortunately, doing so can also be costly. The annual costs of routine vet care are estimated to fall between $700 – $1,500, depending on the breed of dog you have and where you live. But before you balk at the high price of a procedure or treatment, take a look at these cost-saving tips. Consider Pet Insurance Pet insurance helps pet parents pay for emergency vet visits using a model similar to human health insurance with deductible and reimbursement rates. So, for example, if your dog

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Things You Can Do To Extend Your Dog’s Life

We all want to keep our pets with us as long as possible, which is why we need to give them a certain level of care. Most dogs, depending on size, can live ten to fifteen years if they are in good shape mentally and physically. Here are some things that you can do to extend — and improve the quality of — your dog’s life. 1. Maintain your dog’s teeth: Tooth decay is a very common, yet dangerous health problem for dogs. This is because tooth decay not only creates dental problems, but it can cause infections throughout the

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Human Food for Dogs That Will Not Harm

Have you been wondering “Is human food bad for dogs?” Although we humans try to keep our dogs on their canine diets, we sometimes just can’t resist slipping them an occasional human morsel. If you’ve been wondering what human food is safe for dogs, you certainly do not want to miss this article. Let’s explore the best human food for dogs that are safe and healthy for our canine friends. 1. Peanut butter The first on our list of best human food for dogs is peanut butter. As a favorite treat for many canines, peanut butter is an excellent source

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Acute Diarrhea In Dogs and How to Treat It

  Diarrhea is a very common problem in dogs and usually manifests as loose or liquid feces. The diarrhea can be acute or chronic with acute diarrhea being more common in puppies and young dogs although it can affect dogs of any age. Acute diarrhea starts suddenly and tends to last anywhere from a couple days to a couple weeks. It is important to understand that diarrhea is a symptom, not a disease in itself and is a normal response to the imbalance of the absorptive, secretory and motility actions of the gastrointestinal tract. Types of Diarrhea in Dogs and

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Signs And Symptoms That Your Dog Is In Pain

  When people are in pain, it’s pretty hard to miss most of the time. We complain about our aching back. We yell out because we’ve stepped on something pointy. We limp because it hurts to put pressure on a leg. We lay down in the middle of the day in complete silence and darkness because we have a migraine. Dogs, unfortunately, aren’t always quite so easy to read. First off, to start with the obvious, they can’t tell us if something hurts because of that whole not-talking thing. And while things like limping or whining every time they put

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Fear Of Nail Cutting

Dear Cesar, My dog Honey will NOT let us cut her toe nails. She is petrified. How can we do this? She is a therapy dog for elderly people and needs her nails cut on a regular basis. She has some anxiety issues. They arose after her brother Bear passed away this summer. She saw it. Could this have caused her anxiety? Please help us. We need to be able to cut her nails and don’t know what to do. Our vet suggested drugging her. We tried this and she was sooo out of it. Help!!! Sincerely, Janine Thomas –

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15 Tips To Overcome Submissive Urination

Submissive urination is a dog’s uncontrollable, instinctive reaction to the presence of another dog or human that they feel is superior or is intimidating to them. It is a subconscious response that cannot be controlled. It is not a housebreaking issue, although it is more likely to happen when the bladder is full. It can often be a reaction to a specific action such as putting a leash on the dog or simply leaning down to stroke him. Excited urination is different in that a puppy will usually grow out of this reaction. Submissive urination, however, often has to be

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Breed And Aggression

By Cesar Millan I deal with a lot of red zone cases, and I often hear people incorrectly blaming the breed. Any breed can cause trouble. The difference between an aggressive Chihuahua and an aggressive pit bull is that the bigger breeds can cause proportionately bigger damage. It is important to recognize the power of a strong breed, like the pit bull, the Cane Corso, and the Mastiff. These dogs are very powerful and, if they are unbalanced, they can cause serious injury. Remember, these dogs don’t dream of being in the news when they grow up. Dogs don’t premeditate

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