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  • 14 Reasons It’s Awesome to Be a Labrador Retriever

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Thursday April 16th, 2015 at 08:34 PM


    One of the most popular dog breeds of all time, the Labrador Retriever is renowned for its loyalty to pet parents and patience with young uns. These playful pups need plenty of exercise and attention to thrive, which results in much hilarity and cuteness. Heres why we think its awesome to be a Labrador Retriever.

    1. This Chocolate Lab Kiss Halloween costume.


    2. You fit right into the family. Reddit.com/Tony_Rigoni 3. Everywhere is a potential napping spot!


  • 10 Giant Dogs Who Might Actually Be Bears

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Tuesday April 14th, 2015 at 09:00 AM

    Have you ever seen a dog so big you thought to yourself, Thats either a very small bear or a very large dog. These gentle giants can be members of a giant dog breed or just flukes of nature, but either way, theyre adorably oversized.

    1. Tiny horse or giant dog?


    2. Just my friends GIANT dog sitting on a couch.


    3. Meet my huge dog, Ziggy!


    4. A Tibetan Mastiff.


    5. Our Newfoundland in the snow.



  • Heartworm Symptoms in Dogs

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Monday April 13th, 2015 at 09:00 AM


    Heartwormsare parasites that cause infection of the cardiovascular system, especially in small animals. Although small, heartworms can cause severe internal damage to organs and should be treated immediately. As the weather warms up, heartworm infections are more common, as the parasites are spread by mosquitos. Learn how to recognize heartworm symptoms in dogs it could save your pets life.

    What causes heartworms?

    Heartworms are most prevalent in the Southeast United States, especially in...

  • Your Pet First Aid Kit Could Save a Life

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Thursday April 9th, 2015 at 09:38 AM

    We all hate to think about our pets getting hurt. No matter how much helicopter pet parenting we do, theres always the chance Fluffy or Fido could be hurt in an accident. In emergencies, a pet first aid kitcan save your pets life! Learn which life-saving supplies and tools to include in your pet first aid kit.

    General Supplies

    Most pet first aid kits contain the same supplies as those for humans. The following is a list of basic medical suppliesyour pet first aid kit could contain:

    Gauze pads...
  • 5 Spring Activities to Do With Your Dog

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Wednesday April 8th, 2015 at 09:05 AM

    As the winds of winter fade away, spring has sprung! Time to bid farewell to your cozy chair and fireplace and hit the outdoors. Dogs of all sizes can engage in outdoor activities like hiking, biking, swimming and jogging. Its important to keep yourself active, as well as your pet. Happy pet parent, happy pet.

    Give your pets a little sunshine! A daily walk for 10 to 30 minutes is recommended for all dogs. (Flickr.com/hand-nor-glove)

    1. Walking

    Start simple take your pet for a walk every day....

  • 10 Tiny Teacup Pups

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Tuesday April 7th, 2015 at 09:00 AM


    What better way to brighten your Tuesday than with some adorable teacup dogs? These ten tiny teacup pups are almost too cute to be real!

    1. Barbie the teacup poodle lives in Hong Kong!


    2. Chappy the teacup Yorkie enjoying the sunshine.


    3. An itty-bitty teacup pug is not a morning person.


    4. Meet Tinker, an 8-week-old teacup French Bulldog.

    (Flickr.com/grannie shawna)

    5. This teacup Chihuahua puppy is too cute for words.


  • Pick Up That Poop!

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Monday April 6th, 2015 at 09:00 AM


    We go through life cleaning up our four-legged friends messes shredded pillows, slobbered-on socks, and all manner of bodily fluids. Its common courtesy to pick up after your pet, especially in public. One man is taking on the task of making pet parents Pick Up That Poop!

    Founder Chad Logan describes himself as Owner and Picker-Upper of the movement. The company currently sells eco-friendly doggie bags and is conducting an investigation into their biodegradability. The Poop Bag Project, as...

  • Cat Cafes Combine Cuddles, Coffee and Cuteness

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Friday April 3rd, 2015 at 09:18 AM

    Chicago is the latest in a series of U.S. cities to give in to feline domination. Cat cafesare popping up across the country in an effort to promote pet adoption and help the pet-less get some quality cuddle time.

    Catfe which shares its name with establishments in Los Angeles and Vancouver, BC is due to open in Chicago as part of Tree House Humane Societysnew $7 million complex. The coffeehouse will serve caffeinated beverages and snacks, like most of its kind. However, theyll be in the...

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