Austin Pets Alive! Koda’s Bile Acid Tests

October 12, 2018 • Koda’s Bile Acid Tests by Lindsey Picard • Posted in: Medical Chip-ins Koda is a precious one-month-old Husky mix who is currently suffering from neurological episodes, especially after she eats. Our APA! Clinic team needs to run some bile acid tests to determine if she has a liver shunt so they […]

Top 10 Pet Names that Scream Halloween

The spookiest time of year, Halloween, is right around the corner. This popular “howliday” is full of trick-or-treats, which we enjoy spending with our furry friends every season. In honor of the festivities, we looked at our database of all the cat and dog names that Trupanion historically has insured over the years. The data […]

Should you allow cats on kitchen counters?

Image Source: Pixabay.com People can be classified into two types. The first type is one whose homes are always antiseptic clean. Their furniture and floor shine. The second category is the laidback ones. A visitor to the second category home will find it pleasantly homely. There is a third category too: the people […]

Austin Pets Alive! Fleur’s Incontinence Issues

October 11, 2018 • Fleur’s Incontinence Issues by Lindsey Picard • Posted in: Medical Chip-ins This sweet 2-year old had a rough start to life, but she’s currently living the dream in her foster home, getting lots of playtime, attention, and walks! While her fosters love her, what they, and we, really want is for […]

Should Cat Owners Be Responsible For Damage Caused?

Image Source: Pixabay.com Cats are polarizing pets. People either hate them or love them. Those who hate cats do that for three reasons: the felines kill birds in gardens, attack and consequently injure other cats, and they dig and destroy gardens. Cats annihilate seedbeds. The worst part is that a cat can do all these […]

Austin Pets Alive! Olympia’s Skin Biopsy

October 10, 2018 • Olympia’s Skin Biopsy by Lindsey Picard • Posted in: Medical Chip-ins Olympia is a five-year-old lady who is as sweet as can be and she’s a TOP Dog to boot! Unfortunately, this little miss has been feeling uncomfortable and itchy recently, and our APA! Clinic team can’t figure out what seems […]

Old dogs and new tricks

Image Source: Pixabay.com There’s an old 16th century English saying that an old dog is not capable of learning new tricks. This is wrong. You can teach an old dog to learn many new actions. This is as canines at any age are excellent learners. Dogs are inquisitive by nature and interested to experience new […]

How to Create a Cone of Joy (And Enter to Win)

An Elizabethan collar, otherwise known as an E-Collar, is a device worn by a cat or dog when recovering from an injury or surgery. Commonly known as the “Cone of Shame” it is, in our opinions, due for an upgrade, because there should be no shame in pet health. In 2017, we launched the annual “Cone of […]

How to protect your dog’s paws from hot pavement

Image Source: Pixabay.com Walking outside with your dog is an enjoyable activity. Many owners forget that during hot summers, the hot pavement may burn their dog’s paws. If you love to walk around with your dog, then it is vital you look into this matter. Matters could turn worse as the temperature of the road […]

Prolonging a Happy Boy’s Life

When our boy was 8 years old, Bellingham Animal Hospital recommended we get Trupanion. I am so happy we took that advice. Just two years later Trupanion helped saved our boy’s life. Our 10-year-old yellow lab, Jake, developed splenic hemangiosarcoma and when his spleen ruptured he was in critical condition. He flatlined during the surgery […]