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Are Dogs Colorblind? A Guide to What Your Pup Can (and Can’t!) See

One of the most common questions about dog vision is — are dogs colorblind? Do dogs see in black-and-white or what colors can they and can’t they see? We’ve got answers to your dog vision questions.

 

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5 Tips to Teach Kids to Play Safely with Dogs

5 Tips to Teach Kids to Play Safely with Dogs

Dogs are kid’s best friend! But to get these BFFs together, children need to learn safe get-to-know-Fido rules.

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What is the best cat food on the market?

 After assessing more than 2,000 formulas, we’re happy to recommend 18 of the best cat food brands, both wet and dry.

The best cat food will keep your cat healthy and happy, and will come in a flavor he or she loves. Any high-quality food needs to feature protein front-and-center, and won’t include any low-quality fillers, artificial additives, or ingredients that are toxic to cats over time. To find the most high-quality options available, we scoured the formulas of over 2,400 dry and wet cat foods on the market, read through research and regulations, and talked to veterinarians about what cats need to thrive.

In the end, we identified a shortlist of the best cat food brands and lines that you can count on. Now it’s up to you to figure out what flavors sit well with your cat’s preferences and to find the food that fits your budget. If you’re having trouble deciding between a wet or dry food diet, or you want more information about our top picks, check out our comparison tables and guide to cat food types, below.

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Health Insurance for Dogs in 2018

 

Knowing exactly what you need in an insurance plan for your dog can reduce insurance-claim letdown.

As we gathered information for this update, we immediately noticed an improvement in what the various insurance companies cover and don’t cover. We also noticed that there are many more companies offering pet insurance than there were three years ago; perhaps the competitive rates are due to the greater number of insurance-company choices.

We’ve listed the major players in pet health insurance, and the details of each plan, at the bottom of this article. But first, here are 15 things to pay attention to when deciding which of these plans might be best for you and your dogs.

If your dog becomes seriously ill or has an accident requiring surgery or other advanced treatment, having even lousy pet health insurance is better than having none at all. And having a good plan and knowing you can afford the co-payments can give you peace of mind at an otherwise terrible time.

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Best Natural Flea Remedies for your Fur Kids!

 

Calm that itch with some non-chemical treatments to get rid of fleas.

When it’s that itchy, scratchy season for pets when fleas rear their ugly, annoying microscopic heads. Of course there are lots of chemical treatments and collars that can wipe out the annoying pests. But if those chemicals aren’t safe for you or your children to touch, do you really want them on your furry friends? Here are some more natural flea remedies to try instead.

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PET FOOD LEAD ALERT! Blue Buffalo and Blue Wilderness Dog Food: Class Action Law Suit

Feeding your dog Blue Buffalo or Blue Wilderness Dog Food? Wondering why your canine doesn’t seem to be doing well?

Sadly, despite all their enticing television commercials, another Class Action Law Suit has been filed against Blue Buffalo Pet Products. Note that Blue Wilderness dog foods are also made by Blue Buffalo.

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DOG AND CAT FOOD RECALL ALERT!

 

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How Often Should I Wash My Pet’s Food Bowls?

When it comes to washing pet bowls, there is a lot of conflicting information out there. How often should you wash? What should you wash the bowls with? Where should you wash? Everybody seems to have an opinion. So we’ve decided to go straight to the experts to find out what they think about pet bowl hygiene, foodborne disease prevention and their best practices to protect the health of humans and animals in the household. [Read more…]

It is true! The launch is finally here!!!

New Year, New Puppy! Puppy tips for your new family member.

Are you planning to add a furry member to your family in 2017?  You’re not alone. Although the downsides are often touted, a well thought out addition is fine. The reality is that many families choose this time of year in order to use to begin house training and bonding with their new family member. Today I’d like to offer a few tips from the Whole Dog Journal, along with my own enhancements to their ideas, sure to aid in helping you raise a fear-free pup. [Read more…]