How to Stop Cats From Fighting

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.Read More…

Dog Breed Guide: Golden Retriever

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 RetrieversRead More…

What is a Pet Trust?

 A dog lays in the grass.

By Coleen Ellis, founder of Two Hearts Pet Loss Center and guest blogger for pet health insurance provider Pets Best Insurance.

What is a pet trust?

A pet trust is an amazing tool to use for those that are wanting the peace of mind in know that their pet(s) will be taken care of when you no longer can perform those duties. Reasons for which can include your death or a deterioration of your health.

The pet trust operates much like a trust for a human being.  The trust will specify to great detail what the instructions are for care of a pet.  The details that can be covered in a pet trust include:

-Identifying individuals to care for your pets when you no longer can. Another point to consider in this area is to identify a back up care giver for the pet in the event something should happen to the primary requested caregiver.

-Instructions for caring for your pet – such as dietary needs, feeding instructions, and grooming needs.Read More…

Top 7 Reasons to Bring Your Dog to the Office

A labradoodle sits at a desk in the Pets Best Insurance office.

At Pets Best Insurance, we believe in bringing your dog (or any pet!) to work with you. Here are our Top 7 Reasons to Bring Your Dog to the Office.

1. They won’t be doing the potty dance waiting for you to get home.

2. You don’t have to pay for doggy day care.

3. You get a mental break and fresh air during their potty breaks (as long as you’re up wind).

4. They make awkward noises and instantly lighten the mood.

5. You can blame that smell on your dog.
A dog at the Pets Best Insurance office helps the employee work.

6. Your boss just might throw you a bone!

7. Need a smile, just look at their face.

Enjoy these photos of Pets Best Insurance employees’ dogs hard at work in the office!

Top: Stella concentrates hard, while trying to not get distracted by the lunch bag of goodies taunting her.

Bottom: Moe says, “Excuse me, I’m trying to get some important work done here.”

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