Ornamental Fish International Revisited: Working with Conservationists on Communicating Sustainability

[email protected] at Interzoo2018 While I was at Interzoo to cover the companion animal categories we primarily are engaged in now, I also reconnected with Ornamental Fish International (OFI) through Paul Bakuwel, the Secretariat for this European based trade group.  OFI has long represented the interests of the ornamental fish industry and I handled public relations […]

What to do when your pet is poisoned

Image Source: Pixabay.com Whether it be due to bite from a venomous snake or accidental inhalation or ingestion something toxic, poisoning is a dangerous condition. The life of your furry or feathered friend depends upon your immediate response. Do you know what to do if your pet has been poisoned? Identify the symptomsIf […]

Austin Pets Alive! Mr. Norris’ Bathroom Struggles

May 14, 2018 • Mr. Norris’ Bathroom Struggles by Lindsey Picard • Posted in: Medical Chip-ins Mr. Norris is sweet young man who is currently having some bathroom struggles and our APA! Clinic team needs to run some tests to see how we can help get him feeling better! Donate Now Content source

How do you know you need a Pet Care Specialist for your Pet?

Image Source: Pixabay.com Our four-legged friends are part of our families. We treat them as we would treat our children. In return, we get unmatched loyalty, love, and companionship. Although they are only our pets, we want to treat them and care for them as we would any human family member. As pet parents, we […]

Ready for any Emergency: Disaster Preparedness

Are you and your pet prepared for an emergency? May 12 is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, and it is a great time to make sure you and your family are prepared for any emergency. Create a list of what you need, or refer to the disaster preparedness checklist available on our website. Make sure […]

Austin Pets Alive! Follow the Fellow: Update from Sheila Kouhkan

May 11, 2018 • Follow the Fellow: Update from Sheila Kouhkan by maryheerwald • Posted in: General Hi guys! During my time shadowing and training with the experts at Austin Animal Center (AAC) as part of my Maddie’s Executive Leadership Fellowship experience (#ThankstoMaddie!), it has become clearer than ever that Austin’s unique collaborative community model is […]

Signs of a healthy pup

Image Source: Pixabay.com So, you have decided to bring home a bundle of joy. Congratulations! Whichever the breed, raising a pup can be a rewarding experience. Though there may be a few challenges, a whole lot of laughs are guaranteed as your pup learns the ropes of life with his human companions. Once […]

Domino’s Only Hope for a Cure

We first signed up for Trupanion when Domino swallowed a bee in the middle of the night. It only took one $500 emergency room bill for us to learn the value of pet medical insurance. We signed up the next day and it is one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. At only two […]

Why is there Bleeding Under the Skin of your Dog?

Image Source: Pixabay.com Understanding subcutaneous bleeding Any kind of bleeding is a cause for concern, especially in your pets. Unfortunately, subcutaneous bleeding or bleeding under the skin is a lot more common that dog owners would imagine. The most common cause for this condition is trauma or injury. Dogs are very exuberant creatures, which means […]

Bring Your Cat to Work Day, Every Day!

  Trupanion has been a pet-friendly office since the beginning, and we couldn’t be more pleased that this trend is becoming more mainstream. Spending the day with furry friends helps reduce stress and increase job satisfaction – and we should know. We have at least 150 dogs and cats in the office on any given […]