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  • 9 Dogs Who Desperately Want to Read

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Wednesday March 25th, 2015 at 09:00 AM

    March 25 is Tolkien Reading Day! In celebration, weve compiled pics of nine dogs who desparately want to read. The only thing standing in their way? Welltheyre dogs.

    (Flickr.com/wombataroma)

    Worst. Birthday present. Ever. Its not in Puganese!

    (Flickr.com/soggydan)

    If I make this face long enough, will you teach me to read?

    (Flickr.com/jsyk)

    I may be a therapy dog, but I still cant read

    (Flickr.com/steews4)

    I feel like its a touch hypocritical to publish a book without knowing how to read Way to go,...

  • 5 Dog Birthday Parties Better Than Yours

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Tuesday March 24th, 2015 at 09:30 AM

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    When it come to our pets, we only want the best. And whats better than a birthday party, just for your pup? These pet parents planned perfect parties for their dogs, even inviting their pals. Whether youre getting ideas for your pets birthday or your own, check out these six dog birthday parties.

    Aris first birthday, All Things Katie Marie

    (All Things Katie Marie)

    Lifestyle blogger Katie Mariethrew a puppy pawty for her one-year-old black lab, Ari! Custom invitations, puppy pops, and...

  • Beat the Monday Blues With National Puppy Day

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Monday March 23rd, 2015 at 09:00 AM

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    If youre like me, youre sitting at your desk staring at the torrential downpour outside. Its Monday; the weekend is over, time to get back to business. Theres a bright spot in the gloom of Monday today is also National Puppy Day! Take time from your busy workday to ogle the legions of adorable puppies on the Internet. Here, we share five adoptable puppies from animal shelters across the nation.

    1. Cougar, MaxFund Animal Adoption Center

    (MaxFund)

    This three-month-old pup is an Australian...

  • 7 Ways To Prevent Pet Theft

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Saturday March 21st, 2015 at 09:00 AM

    Every day, it seems theres a new pup missing Facebook, news stations and even Instagram are full of LOST DOG stories. But the culprit behind these disappearances isnt canine wanderlust, its pet theft. According to adoption website PetFinder, over 2 million pets are stolen every year.

    While incidents can be random and unstoppable, there are some precautions you can take to prevent pet theft.

    1. Dont leave pets unsupervised outside.

    Even if your dog is in a fenced yard, some pet thieves wont be...

  • Hope For Cody Helps Neediest of Dogs

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Friday March 20th, 2015 at 09:11 AM

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    Cody as a young puppy at the shelter. (Austin Dog Rescue)

    The story of Hope For Codybegins with a puppy. Cody arrived at Austin Animal Center in May 2013, just three months old. He was severely dehydrated from chronic diarrhea, which no amount of treatment or medication would cure. Several suspected that the shelters stressful environment was to blame; animals, especially dogs, are very sensitive to their environment.

    In June, Austin Dog Rescue accepted Cody, hoping more medical tests and...

  • Tech is Going to the Dogs

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Monday March 16th, 2015 at 09:00 AM

    In our increasingly tech-crazy world, even dogs are getting in on the action. Fitness trackers are making their way onto canines collars, monitored by pet parents from their smartphones. Technology is also producing innovations in veterinary medicine, with cost-cutting benefits for pet parents. Heres a look at some up-and-coming tech, just for pets.

    No More Woof

    No More Woof is basically a mind reading headset for your pet. Still in development by theNordic Societyfor Invention and Development,...

  • Decoding the Dog Anti-Vaccination Movement

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Thursday March 12th, 2015 at 09:03 AM

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    Parvovirus vaccines are administered every three years by your vet. If you have concerns, speak up!

    If you havent heard of the human anti-vaxx movement, you soon will anti-vaccinationsentiments are spilling over into pet parenting. While many of the pet anti-vaccination movements strongly deny a relationship, its more than a coincidence.

    Often issues in veterinary medicine spill over from human medicine, and over the last 10 or 15 years there has been an increase in mostly unfounded concerns...

  • 6 Ways My Rescue Cat Rocks

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Wednesday March 11th, 2015 at 09:00 AM

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    When I adopted my cat a few months ago, I was looking for a bit of furry companionship and stress relief. I adopted Bug from my local animal shelter, the Whatcom Humane Society in Bellingham, Washington. Shes also an emotional support animal; I had Bug certified to ensure I could have her in any apartment, without paying pet fees or deposits.

    While it may seem crazy to have a cat in a 411 sq ft studio apartment, Bug keeps me sane and is the best roommate Ive ever had. When you adopt a pet,...

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