Cat and marking territory

Image Source: Your cat in its subconsciousness continues to be a feral, untamed animal. It has an instinctive urge to claim things and places by leaving scent. Most of these territory markers are done by simple scratching or rubbing. The cat may urinate on a few places to do the same. You can teach […]

Best Food For Dogs With Allergies

Image Source: Pet owners have recognized that their pets may be allergic to certain foods. Allergies in dogs are very common nowadays. Dogs are mainly allergic to tics and fleas, the food that they eat and their environment. Food with high protein source is one of the most common allergens. If you […]

Earthquake Preparation: Making a Pet-centered Plan

If you live in an Earthquake prone region, you know the lingering fear, that the “big one” could happen at any time with little to no warning. The best course of action is to have a plan in place to protect your pet when the time arises. When it comes to making that plan, we have […]

Stray Cat: What Precautions to Take Before Bringing Them Home

Cats naturally tug at heartstrings with their big eyes, comforting purrs, and high-pitched meows. Furthermore, cats and kittens always seem to be desperate for homes. Because cat litters can come from multiple sires, it’s common for thousands of strays to be found in and around the same neighborhood. However, you should be aware of some […]

Five Ways to Show a Vet Tech You Care

If you visit your veterinary office often, you have probably become very familiar with the veterinary technicians who are an essential part of the ongoing care of your pet. Vet techs typically work long hours and are always there with never-ending love, help, and support for our pets. Similarly, they provide guidance and a shoulder […]

Bathing a dog with apple cider vinegar

Image Source: Contrary to popular perception, there is absolutely no need to visit premium pet stores for good quality flea repellents and pricey shampoos. You can use apple cider vinegar as a substitute. The liquid has multiple beneficial properties which could be used for soothing dry and itchy skin, washing, relieving hotspots, and for […]

Celebrate New York Week for the Animals! October 13-21, 2018

During this extraordinary week, community leaders and humane organizations across New York will be hosting exciting animal-related events. Educators, youth, businesses and caring citizens will be joining to celebrate and help animals! Animal World USA, organizers of the event, announced Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an encouraging Letter of Support for New York Week for the […]

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 […]