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  • The Most Criminal Foods for Dogs: Grapes and Raisins

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Thursday October 23rd, 2014 at 11:48 AM

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    Dogs, like people, often eat things theyll later regret.Small objects and chemicalsare generally kept out of reach of dogs, but its also up to pet parents to make sure they dont leave dangerous foods within reach for their four-legged friends. In this series about the most criminal foods for dogs, we uncover why five foods avocados,chocolate, macadamia nuts, alcohol, and grapes and raisins are hazardous for pups.

    Grapes and their raisin offspring might seem like a healthy snack, but pet...

  • Supreme Court Goes to the Dogs

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 at 06:07 AM

    Pets make everything better. Thats a truism John Oliver used earlier this week on his late-night comedy show, Last Week Tonight, to poke fun at an unlikely subject: the Supreme Court.

    Although SCOTUS permits audio recordings, cameras are verboten. As a result, news channels often broadcast the audio accompanied by still illustrations, which Oliver calls boring. What happens at the Supreme Court is way too important not to pay attention to, Oliver said during his broadcast. With recent...

  • Pet Powwow: A Rundown on Dogs and Ebola

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Monday October 20th, 2014 at 06:00 AM

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    More than 9,000cases of Ebola are probable, confirmed or suspected among humans, and while dog-human transmission isnt yet confirmed, pet owners are concerned about their dogs and cats. Bentley, the dog whose owner was an Ebola patient in Dallas, is being cared for by the SPCA, but the fact that a dog in Spain was put down out of feat that it could transmit Ebola to humans shows the gravity of the situation.

    Image via Facebook/Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center

    The CDC is working to...

  • 5 Tips for Post-Operative Pet Care

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Friday October 17th, 2014 at 04:09 PM

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    Recovering fromsurgeryis never fun, especially for pets that are eager toget out and play. Unlike humans we care for after surgery, pets cant tell us exactly what hurts or if theres anything they need.

    Some procedures, such as spay/neutering, put pets out of commission for a couple of days, while others like ACL or hip surgery require months of recovery. While we humans understand the meaning of laying low after surgery, pets often want to frolic in spite of stitches, casts or other...

  • The Most Criminal Foods For Dogs: Chocolate

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Wednesday October 15th, 2014 at 06:00 AM

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    Dogs, like people, often eat things theyll later regret.Small objects and chemicalsare generally kept out of reach of dogs, but its also up to pet parents to make sure they dont leave dangerous foods within reach of their four-legged friends. In this series about the most criminal foods for dogs, well uncover why five foods avocados, chocolate, macadamia nuts, alcohol, and grapes and raisins are dangerous for pups.

    Chocolateis toxic for dogs because it contains the chemical theobromine. While...

  • 8 Essentials For Any DIY Dog First Aid Kit

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Tuesday October 14th, 2014 at 12:43 PM

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    Traveling with a dog can be a great bonding experience, but a part of pet parenting is planning ahead for the inevitable nicks andpaw scrapesthat are bound to happen. Dont get caught off guard. With a little preparation and a basic dog first aid kit pet parents can perform a little on-the-spot care to treat minor injuries. Many of the supplies are the same for canine or human family members, with a few exceptions.

    The local pet store should have akitwith all of the necessities. But for DIY...

  • Get Zen: 3 Ways to Center Your Pet

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Monday October 13th, 2014 at 09:15 AM

    We all need a spa day now and then, so it stands to reason that we should pamper our pets in the same way. Beyond getting nails done or hair quaffed, though, research shows that somealternative careand homeopathic therapies like acupuncture and chiropractic are not only soothing to humans, but also beneficial to pets. Here are a few ways your can help your pet get zen.

    1. Yoga

    Yoga position Downward-Facing Dog is named after canines for a reason. Humans mimic this popular dog stretch all over...

  • 3 Halloween Candy Scares for Dogs

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Friday October 10th, 2014 at 06:00 AM

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    Lets face it. As cool as the costumes can be, Halloween is all about the candy. And, with a dog in the house, it can also be all about keeping their paws off of theHalloween candybounty.

    In some cases if your dog eats candy, it can cause something as simple as upset stomach, however, in other cases, it can be a near death experience. Heres a rundown of the three biggest Halloween candydangers to dogs:

    Image via Flickr/Brett Neilson

    Chocolate

    Chocolateis toxic because it contains theobromine....