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Meet Bella the Boxer Dog

Posted on: July 1st, 2013 by

a boxer dog named Bella plays outside with her duck toy.

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How to Stop Cats From Fighting

Posted on: June 28th, 2013 by

Dr. Matheys is a veterinarian and guest blogger for cat insurance provider, Pets Best Insurance. 

Hello. I’m Dr. Jane Matheys from The Cat Doctor Veterinary Hospital and Hotel in Boise,Idaho. Today I’ll be answering a question about cat health from a comment posted on the Pets Best Insurance Facebook page.

Ann says:  “I have two neutered, male cats that have been living together for a little over two years now, but sometimes they fight like two strange cats that just met outside. Is there anything I can do to stop the fighting?”

There are different forms of aggression, and sometimes there can be more than one type of aggression going on at the same time. Most often, in cases like yours, it’s probably what we call territorial aggression. We commonly see that when a new cat is added to the household. Typically, the mistake that most people make is that they introduce the cats too quickly. The number one rule is when you are bringing a new cat into the household, you want to introduce him or her to the other cats very slowly.

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4th of July Tips for Safe Pets

Posted on: June 26th, 2013 by

4th of July tips to keep dogs and cats safe.

Fireworks on and around the 4th of July can scare dogs and cats causing them to run off and opening the door for danger. Here are 4 tips to keep your pets safe.

1. Keep dogs and cats inside your home.

2. Turn on the radio or TV to muffle noise.

3. Have proper identification on your pet (their collar with tags and consider a microchip as well).

4. Distract your pet by playing with them.

If your dog or cat does bolt and is in potential danger, have a pet insurance policy so that you can get reimbursed off the veterinary bills in the event of an injury or accident.

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Dog Breed Guide: Golden Retriever

Posted on: June 25th, 2013 by

A golden retriever dog .

About Golden Retrievers

Height (to shoulder blade): Males 23 to 24 inches tall; Females 21 1/2 to 22 1/2 inches tall

Weight: Males 65 to 75 lbs; Females 55 to 65 lbs

Color: Shades of Golden

Origin: British Isles

Coat: Medium length, dense, water-repellent, feathering on the back forelegs and underbody

Temperament: Reliable, friendly and trustworthy

Life Expectancy: 10 to 12 years

Exercise: Daily

Is a Golden retriever the right dog breed for you?

Golden retrievers are a friendly, eager to please breed originally used in hunting game and fowl. They are intelligent and quick to learn, require a lot of exercise, and do best with rigorous training. They may do an “alarm bark,” but generally aren’t watch dogs. They require a lot of human attention and affection as well as mental stimulation and play to keep them happy. Grooming is generally straightforward.

5 Common Medical Issues for Golden Retrievers

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Cute Puppy Alert – Meet Hogan the Lab

Posted on: June 24th, 2013 by

a Labrador retriever puppy sits outside on a chair.

Welcome Hogan to the Pets Best Insurance family! Hogan, an adorable Labrador retriever puppy, had just taken a dip in the kiddie pool!

Pets Best Insurance is a provider of dog insurance and cat insurance. Insure your adorable puppy with Pets Best Insurance!