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  • Dogs Have Their Spotlight of Fame at Fashion Week

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Thursday September 18th, 2014 at 06:00 AM

    Celebrities and models don the most elaborate gowns and fanciest accessories for Fashion Week in New York and London, but no accessory turns more heads than an adorable dog. While most of the coverage of fashion week centers on outfits and designers, accessories and hairstyles, we think the pups deserve some attention, too.

    Here are some dogs that made the two fashion weeks notable from a pet perspective:

    The model from streetwear retailer Hood by Air was accompanied by a Great Dane that came...

  • Treat Cats Like Cats, Not Dogs

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Wednesday September 17th, 2014 at 06:00 AM

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    Image via Flickr user Juhan Sonin

    Some cats are naturally dog-like, and some dogs are cat-like in their preferences and activities. But when people force cats to behave like dogs by taking them for walks or playing fetch, the pets get stressed out. They are innately independent creatures that often want to give their parents love on their own terms, whereas dogs are known for always wanting attention.

    We make the mistake of thinking [cats] should be affectionate towards us whenever we feel...

  • Wyatt’s Second Chance

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Friday September 12th, 2014 at 11:56 AM

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    A couple of weeks ago we published a story on Wyatt, an injured but very sweet dog being cared for by the Milo Foundation until they find him a permanent home. The great news is that he is now in the care of a wonderful foster family and his first surgery is scheduled!

    Wyatt needs medical care before he can be adopted.

    We are deeply grateful to our pet-passionate community for sharing Wyatts story which resulted in personal donations of just over a $1,000. Thank you! We also want to thank...

  • Get Healthy With Your Pet — At a Doggy Gym

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Friday September 12th, 2014 at 09:50 AM

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    People often say pets take after their pet parents: look, demeanor, you name it. Unfortunately, health issues also tend to be shared. With nearly one-third of Americans suffering from obesity in the United States, pets are following suit. According toThe Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 52 percent of American dogs are overweight or obese, while the same can be said for 57 percent of the cat population in America. The good news is that behaviors can be changed and pets and...

  • How to Keep Pets Safe Before, During and After an Earthquake

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Wednesday September 10th, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Three weeks after a 6.0 earthquake struck Northern California, families are still searching for missing pets in Napa Valley.

    When Casey Myers and her boyfriend Diego Periasco awoke to a shaking house, they discovered that their beloved cattle dog, Chance, had jumped through the bedroom window screen and taken off. After scouring animal shelters and posting more than 400 photos of Chance over town, the couple finally found him with the help of a police officer. It was a terrible experience. It...

  • Goodbye Doggy Bags: New Law Allows Pets in Restaurants

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Tuesday September 9th, 2014 at 07:17 AM

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    Forget boxing the leftovers and bringing the doggy bag home. Now your dog can enjoy a meal with you.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown recently passedAssembly Bill 1965to make it easier for pet parents to bring their dogs along when they dine out or even grab some drinks with friends after work. The dogs must accompany their masters outdoors (on a patio, for example) and the business owner ultimately has final say, but AB 1965 (which takes effect next year) is following a trend many cities around...

  • Great Dane Eats 43 1/2 Socks

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Friday September 5th, 2014 at 11:03 AM

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    The Healthy Paws team sees many cases of a foreign object being ingested by a dog or cat. Tennis balls, rocks, sewing needles, you name it. But when we saw this story of a Great Dane eating 43 socks, even we were amazed. Mostly we were curious why the pet parents didnt notice all those socks were missing!

    Photo Credit: AP Photo/DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital

    Surgery for eating foreign objects is unfortunately not that uncommon but the good news is your Healthy Paws Pet Insurance plan...

  • The Most Adorable Alarm Clock on Four Legs

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Friday September 5th, 2014 at 09:59 AM

    Pets: there when you need them, and even when you dont. Dogs and cats can make the pressures of a long day melt away the second you walk through the door. But if there is one time you may not be so thrilled to see that familiar furry face, its probably during an unplanned wake-up call. The majority of pet owners have experienced a pet alarm clock at one time or another. Unfortunately, unlike a conventional alarm clock, the pet alarm clock sets its own schedule and its typically not very...

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