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As a loving dog owner, I have often wondered if pet insurance is worth the monthly fee to have peace of mind when the unexpected happens. There are many companies to choose from, but which is most reliable? What does pet insurance cover? Better yet, what does it not cover? The alternative to pet insurance is proactively budgeting for veterinary expenses down the line. The catch is, we can’t gaze into a crystal ball and predict our pet’s future health needs. An emergency visit could range anywhere from $200-5,000+, depending...

Allergies are commonplace in today’s society with over 50 million people in the United States suffering. This translates into 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children are affected. Pet ownership in the United State is also very common with 36.5% of the population owning dogs and 30% owning cats. The high incidence of allergies and pet ownership have led to the development of new medicines and therapies to control allergies along with hypoallergenic animals for pets. Controlling your allergies: The first step in controlling allergies and getting a pet is...

There are many people that are allergic to cats and dogs, as well as other furry friends. They may start sneezing, coughing, develop a scratchy sore throat, and have red, watery or itchy eyes and even develop skin rashes. In the most severe circumstances, they may also have difficulty breathing. But why does this happen, and what can be done to prevent it? Allergies develop due to an overly sensitive immune system. Under normal circumstances, our immune system is what protects us from bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that enter the...

It's easy to think that the worst things in life will happen to others and not us.  The truth is that natural disasters can strike anywhere at any time. Whether it is a tornado, severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, flooding, or earthquakes, natural disasters can impact anyone.  Are you prepared? If a natural disaster were to strike today would you have enough food and water for your family and your pets?  It's always better to be prepared and not need it, than to be in a situation where you are without the basics. So, how...

Things to consider before gifting an “Easter Bunny". Many families who celebrate Easter are very familiar with the charming icon “The Easter Bunny” who delivers sweets for children the morning of Easter Sunday. This link of rabbits to Easter has led to parents gifting more than chocolate to children. Rabbits make great pets and can bring a family joy for years. Before taking that step, consider these important facts on rabbit health and husbandry. One of the most important factors to a rabbit’s health is adequate housing. It is important that rabbits...

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