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Breed Guide: Boston Terrier

Posted on: August 25th, 2014 by

A Boston TerrierDr. Fiona is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the Boston Terrier

Height (to base of neck): 15-17″

Weight:  15-25lb

Color: Black, brindle or seal with white markings

Origin: United States

Coat: Short, fine flat glossy coat.

Life Expectancy: 13-14 years

Energy level: Moderate to high

Exercise needs: Moderate

Breed Nicknames: Boston

Is a Boston Terrier the Right Dog Breed for You?

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7 Ways to Puppy Proof Your Home

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 by

By Arden Moore, a certified dog and cat behaviorist with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Arden is an author, radio host, and writer for Pets Best, a cat insurance and dog insurance agency.

a puppy chews a toy

Before you usher your new pup through your front door, you need to make your home a safe haven. Devote this time to do a temporary home makeover that will keep your pup out of surprisingly dangerous situations within your home.

Here are seven ways to puppy proof your home:

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7 Ways to Kitten Proof Your Home

Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by

By Arden Moore, a certified dog and cat behaviorist with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Arden is an author, radio host, and writer for Pets Best, a cat insurance and dog insurance agency.

a kitten lays playful on the floor

Before you bring home your kitten, take time to do a temporary home makeover that will keep your new feline friend out of surprisingly dangerous situations within your home.

Here are seven ways to kitten proof your home:

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Breed Guide: American Bobtail

Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by

An American BobtailDr. Fiona is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the American Bobtail

Weight:  7-15lb

Points of conformation: Well muscled, medium sized body with short heavy legs.  Bobbed tail.

Coat: Long or short haired. Soft dense undercoat.

Color: All colors are accepted.

Grooming needs: Low to moderate for the longer haired variety, low for the short haired variety.

Origin: Arizona, USA

Behavior Traits: Curious, easy going and friendly.

Is an American Bobtail cat right for You?

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20 Foods Dogs Should Never Eat

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by

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20 Foods Dogs Should Never Eat

These can make your dog very ill, many are toxic

1. Alcohol – Causes weakness, vomiting, dangerously low blood pressure, coma and death in pets.

2. Apple, Apricot, Cherry and Plum Seeds/Pits – These pits contain cyanide which can cause vomiting, irregular and fast heartbeat, seizures, coma and death due to the inability of red blood cells to properly carry oxygen to cells.

3. Avocado – Contains Persin, a toxic compound that causes vomiting and diarrhea.

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