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  • 10 Dogs Pumped It’s Hump Day

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Wednesday January 21st, 2015 at 07:41 PM


    Its Hump Day, halfway through the work week, and no one is more stoked than these dogs! All photos courtesy of the Commercial Commons license on Flickr.

    The post 10 Dogs Pumped Its Hump Day appeared first on Healthy Paws.

  • 5 Common Winter Illnesses in Pets

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Wednesday January 21st, 2015 at 07:00 PM


    The weather outside is frightful, but to some snow-loving pets it may seem delightful. Read on to let your pooch enjoy the winter wonderland safely and avoid these common winter illnesses.

    1. Hypothermia

    Just like the human condition, in dogs hypothermia is low body temperature caused by exposure to cold. The combination of wet and cold is also very dangerous to dogs. Soggy fur is no fun and can freeze, one cause of hypothermia in dogs.

    To prevent hypothermia, avoid extended periods in cold...

  • BAD RAP Takes a Victory Lap – Holiday Giving Program

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Friday January 16th, 2015 at 01:46 PM


    New pet parent Meredith with a very happy Possum, a rescue from BAD RAP. Image courtesy of BADRAP.org.

    As part of Healthy Paws Holiday Giving Program, 25 outstanding, innovative animal shelters and organization across the country received grants of $1,000 each. BAD RAP was a recipient of one of these grants, for their work educating the public and destigmatizing American Pit Bull Terriers.

    Formed in 1999, BAD RAPis based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. The organization offer Pit...

  • 8 Ways to Be a Proactive Pet Parent

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Thursday January 15th, 2015 at 03:16 PM


    Grooming is an important part of your pets preventative healthcare. Image via Commercial Creative Commons on Flickr.

    We all know the best care is preventative an apple a day keeps the doctors away for humans. But what about pets? Luckily there is some preventative care all pet parents can do to keep their furry family members healthy.

    1. Brush your pets teeth!

    While it may seem daunting to wrangle your pet into accepting a toothbrushing, its very important to their overall wellbeing. Your pet...

  • Pets Joining U.S. Obesity Epidemic

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Wednesday January 7th, 2015 at 01:25 PM


    Youve heard about the dangers of human obesity for years now; everyone from Doctor Oz to Michelle Obama is trying to get Americans to eat healthy. But what about pets?

    A Big Problem

    Small dogs are especially prone to weight gain and obesity can have devastating effects. Image via Commercial Creative Commons on Flickr.

    The Association for Pet Obesity Preventionsays 52.6% of U.S. dogs and 57.6% of cats are overweight a startling figure. The figures for pet obesity defined as those at least 30...

  • 4 Ways to Protect Your Pet’s Paws

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Monday January 5th, 2015 at 11:08 AM


    Harsh winter weather can irritate pets sensitive paws. Ice and snow are hazards, as are deicing chemicals on streets and sidewalks. Paw pads, claws and fur are all vulnerable to injury or irritation, so its important to protect your pets paws. Here are four simple ways to keep your poochs paws safe this season.

    Booties are a good option for pet paw protection, especially in winter conditions. Image via Commercial Creative Commons on Flickr.

    1. Get some booties!

    While some dogs arent too fond...

  • 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Do With Your Dog

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Wednesday December 31st, 2014 at 09:00 AM

    They say if you make New Years Resolutions with a partner, youre more likely to stick to them. In 2015, whos a better pal than mans (and womans!) best friend? Humans and canines could use some of the same advice, especially regarding diet and exercise. This year, test these New Years Resolutions with your pooch by your side.

    A little disclaimer here if your pet has any medical conditions or previous illnesses or injuries, consult your veterinarian before drastically changing their lifestyle!...

  • How to Teach an Old Dog a New Trick

    from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation

    Tuesday December 30th, 2014 at 09:00 AM


    A simple, fun dog trick to teach is the handshake. All you need are some tasty treats and quality time with your pet.

    Its an old wives tale that you cant teach an old dog a new tricksenior pets have just as much to offer as younger pets. However, elderly pets can struggle with more advanced dog training.

    If your pet seems to be struggling, take a break and come back to it later. Its important to avoid frustration for the sake of you and your dogtraining should be about having fun!

    Step One Make...

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