How to Stop a Dog from Jumping: Everything You Need to Know

By Lavanya Sunkara

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A dog jumping with joy is cute when they’re a puppy, but as they grow up, persistent jumping can become a problem. This behavior, which is all too common among canines, poses safety concerns for both dogs and humans and needs to be addressed immediately. Pouncing dogs can be especially dangerous to small children, the elderly, and any unsuspecting individuals.  

Are Essential Oils Safe for Dogs and Cats?

By Maranda Elswick, DVM

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Once limited to specialty shops and natural food stores, essential oils can be found just about everywhere these days. The popularity of these natural plant-derived oils has skyrocketed in recent years, thanks largely to their pleasing scents and the benefits attributed to them. Not only do essential oils make our homes smell delightful, proponents claim the soothing scents can potentially improve our health and help us feel more centered, too.

Pet Microchips 101

By Karen Vitale

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When it comes to ensuring the health, safety, and quick return of your beloved pet should they ever go missing, the experts agree: Microchips are a no-brainer.

Why Do Cats Purr?

By Sarah J. Wooten

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Most cats engage in purring behavior throughout their whole lives. But what exactly is the function of this vocalization, and what are cats trying to say to us when they purr? While most people think that a purring cat is a happy cat, it turns out that cats use purrs to signify a variety of emotional states, not just happiness. There’s even some evidence that cats may even heal themselves with purring. This article details everything we currently know about the cat purr and how to understand purring behavior in your cat.

What Does Pet Insurance Cover?

Helpful guide to insurance information every pet parent should know.

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As pet parents, keeping our pets healthy is a top priority. Unfortunately, pet healthcare costs can really add up over time, especially when unforeseen illnesses or accidents crop up. Pet insurance can help keep some of those costs down. And that’s a vital pro tip for pet parents to keep in mind, especially since emergency vet bills can easily cost between $500 to $1,000 or more.