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  • 6 Ways to Keep Your Dog Calm on Halloween

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Thursday October 30th, 2014 at 12:25 PM

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    Halloween can be a spooky time, especially for our animals. Before setting out bowls full of off-limits treats and opening the door to a parade of little goblins and ghouls, its important to proactively manage your pets actions in order to keep everyone safe and happy. Try these quick behavior tips to keep dogs from being spooked:

    Have someone sit outside your house to distribute candy to trick-or-treaters. They wont have to knock on the door or ring the door bell and your dog will be much...
  • The Hidden Truth About Dog Love and Aggression

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Wednesday October 29th, 2014 at 02:24 PM

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    We all love our dogs like family members and believe they love us back, which makes it all the more upsetting when our pets snarl, nip, or bite. So how do owners subdue that aggressive behavior?Brandon Fouche, a dog aggression expert with almost 30 years of experience, says the key is understanding how dogs process information and perhaps re-thinking your approach to play and positive reinforcement.

    Here, Fouche shares why hes fascinated by dog psychology and explains why playing fetch, among...

  • Pet Powwow: Why Your Cat Gives You the Cold Shoulder

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Monday October 27th, 2014 at 01:17 PM

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    As allcat-ownersknow, feline affection can feel maddeningly fickle.

    But theres a scientific explanation for why cats and humans dont always understand each other, says Tony Buffington, a veterinarian at Ohio State University. Unlike dogs, cats evolved as solitary hunters with little need for reading social cues and often lack the cognitive ability to connect their actions with human feedback. Take your admonishment for scratching the couch, for instance:To the cat, youre this crazy primate who...

  • 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...

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