Two Cats Battle Major Medical Emergencies Together

Eight years ago I had 2 cats– one had kidney failure and the other one had cancer. In a year, we spent $8,000 out of our pockets to cover the costs of their treatment. It wasn’t until after they had passed, that I learned about pet insurance. When we got new kitties, I signed up […]

Steps you can take to protect your dog from being stolen

Image Source: Losing your dog is one of the hardest things to experience in life. Your priceless companion getting kidnapped can be so stressful and heartbreaking. A lot of dogs are stolen with an ulterior motive. Purebred dogs are usually sold to pet stores, puppy mills, or breeders, where they get a […]

Trupanion Holiday Season: Pets and the Spirit of Giving

Holiday cheer is in the air, and a Trupanion holiday season wouldn’t be complete without some adorable wagging tails. Our furry friends truly embody everything the season has to offer and we are lucky to have a companion for life. We love having our cats and dogs as a part of our family and appreciate […]

Austin Pets Alive! Miller Needs A GI PCR Panel

December 6, 2018 • Miller Needs A GI PCR Panel by Sara Defibaugh • Posted in: Medical Chip-ins This hunk of love is our dapper senior Miller. While Miller is certainly a happy-go-lucky fellow, his chronic gastrointestinal issues have left him living a life of discomfort. The APA! Clinic team needs to run a GI […]

5 signs you need to change your pet’s food

Image Source: Just like human beings, pets need a change in their food and diet. You can’t expect them to eat the same pet food their entire lives. Your pet’s dietary needs can and will change over time due to factors like their age, their overall health, and their activity level. Here […]

How to tell if your cat is down with fever

Image Source: A cat can’t tell you when he/she is down with fever. You have to figure out when they are feeling under weather. Cats are as prone to fever as their human parents. However, a touch of their forehead is not going to reveal if they’re running a temperature. You have […]

Everything you need to know about UTI in cats

Image Source: Cat parents may be surprised to know that many health conditions that we suffer can be experienced by cats too. Anxiety disorders, hip dysplasia, UTIs – you name it. What makes this worse is that pets cannot vocalize their pain. It is important to monitor their behavior for signs that they may […]

Seven Pet Travel Holiday Hacks Every Pet Owner Should Know

Traveling during the holiday can be exciting, fun and simultaneously stressful, but pet travel is a whole new experience! If you’ve recently brought a new addition home, or are taking your first family vacation, the idea of pet travel can be daunting. Adding to the holiday stress, the simplest trips can become overwhelming, let alone […]

Austin Pets Alive! Jackson Needs a GI PCR Panel

December 4, 2018 • Jackson Needs a GI PCR Panel by Lindsey Picard • Posted in: Medical Chip-ins Sweet Jackson is only six months old, but unfortunately, has been suffering from chronic gastrointestinal issues his whole young life. These issues have led to a stunt in his growth and development, and after trying all of […]