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Dog Tips

Every dog comes with its own quirks. Read below on how to care for your canine.

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9 Signs of Overheating in Dogs

By SPOT Pet Insurance | May 25, 2021

Know these 9 signs of overheating in dogs. Plus, how to avoid overheating and how to cool pups off.

Lyme Disease in Dogs and Cats – How To Protect Your Pet

By SPOT Pet Insurance | May 4, 2021

Know the symptoms of Lyme Disease in pets and how to treat it.

Pet Grooming Tips: First Visit to the Groomer

By SPOT Pet Insurance | April 29, 2021

Banish groomer anxiety. Set your dog or cat up for a successful grooming visit.

Flea and Tick Prevention: Vet Q&A

By SPOT Pet Insurance | April 13, 2021

We talk to a vet about flea and tick prevention and safety.

5 Common Cancers in Dogs

By SPOT Pet Insurance | April 8, 2021

The most common cancers dogs develop and the preventive measures you can take.

Fun Tricks to Teach Your Dog with The Super Collies

By SPOT Pet Insurance | March 18, 2021

Learn 3 fun and simple tricks with dog trainer Sara Carson and her 4 Super Collies.

10 Simple Indoor Activities for Dogs to Burn Winter Energy

By SPOT Pet Insurance | February 16, 2021

Stuck indoors? Short on time? Here are some simple activities to keep your dog busy and entertained.

6 Common Golden Retriever Health Problems

By SPOT Pet Insurance | February 2, 2021

As purebreds, the beloved Golden Retriever is susceptible to a variety of health issues.

Best Practices for Dogs in the Workplace

By SPOT Pet Insurance | January 28, 2021

Best practices for successful canine coworker interactions!

Environmental Allergies in Dogs

By SPOT Pet Insurance | January 19, 2021

Dogs can suffer from environmental allergies, too. Learn how you can help a canine with sensitivities.

What Are Cataracts in Pets?

By SPOT Pet Insurance | January 12, 2021

Side effects, causes, and treatment for cataracts in pets.

Dog Adoption Checklist: What You Need to Know

By SPOT Pet Insurance | December 29, 2020

Everything you should consider, from selecting a dog to preparing your home.

12 Edible Holiday Gifts for Dogs and Cats

By SPOT Pet Insurance | December 8, 2020

Get your pet something sweet this holiday (literally?). Holiday gifts for dogs and cats…that they can eat!

The Cost of Dog Diabetes

By SPOT Pet Insurance | November 19, 2020

We’re breaking down the frequently asked questions about diabetes in dogs and the related costs.

Why Adopt a Shelter Dog?

By SPOT Pet Insurance | November 5, 2020

Considering getting a dog? 11 Reasons to adopt a shelter dog.

The Golden Retriever Dog Works With The Owner.

Working from Home with Your Dog?

By SPOT Pet Insurance | October 6, 2020

Working from home with a pet can be rewarding, but also distracting. Set boundaries to have the best WFH experience with your pet.

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Is Human Food Bad for Dogs? 7 Foods Dogs Should Avoid

By SPOT Pet Insurance | September 29, 2020

Some of the foods humans eat can also be nutritious for dogs. However, there are some foods you may not be aware of that are toxic to dogs.

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Skin Cancer in Dogs

By SPOT Pet Insurance | September 24, 2020

Can dogs get skin cancer? What are the symptoms of skin cancer and what can you do to help prevent skin cancer in your dog?

Yawning Cat Showing Teeth

Pet Dental Care Cost

By SPOT Pet Insurance | September 18, 2020

Taking proper care of your pet’s teeth can help you avoid costly illnesses and extractions.

Dog eating berry pastry

Can My Dog Eat Fruit?

By SPOT Pet Insurance | September 15, 2020

Some fruits make a nutritious addition to your pup’s diet. Read on about the top 5 fruits to feed dogs.

Pomeranian and Cash

Annual Cost of a Dog

By SPOT Pet Insurance | August 27, 2020

Estimates for the lifetime cost of man’s best friend are between $17K – $90K+. Expenses that current & future dog parents should consider.


Puppy or Dog?

By SPOT Pet Insurance | August 20, 2020

Bringing a new dog into your home is a big decision. Consider time, finances, and lifestyle when deciding whether to get a puppy or an older dog.

Dog and Dog Bowl

Help! My Dog Ate My Pills!

By SPOT Pet Insurance | August 18, 2020

Pet poisoning due to the ingestion of human pills is common and can be very serious.

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Puppy Games

By SPOT Pet Insurance | August 12, 2020

Certified pet behaviorist and consultant Sarah Hodgson shares her favorite puppy games to help create a fun learning environment for your dog.


Collar or Harness?

By SPOT Pet Insurance | July 30, 2020

Some dogs pull or yank making walking them very difficult. While big dogs are more likely to pull, some small dogs pull, too, often to the point of choking themselves.

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Dog Walking Risks & Dangers

By SPOT Pet Insurance | July 28, 2020

Walking your pup seems like a safe and healthy activity for both you and your pooch. And it is, for the most part.

Is Your Dog Happy?

By SPOT Pet Insurance | July 23, 2020

A happy dog is a healthy dog! We know how much you love your good boy (or girl) and how important their happiness is to you.

Is Your Dog Anxious?

By SPOT Pet Insurance | July 21, 2020

We all know dogs that have major episodes of anxiety circumstantially, like during thunderstorms or fireworks. But what about dogs that just always seem somewhat on edge?

Do your kids want a dog?!

By SPOT Pet Insurance | July 17, 2020

Growing up with a dog is great for kids. Not only does a dog teach responsibility, but your kids will benefit from their loyalty, unconditional love, and affection.

Have Your Pet Spayed or Neutered

By SPOT Pet Insurance | June 18, 2020

The decision to spay or neuter your pet is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. In terms of benefits, it’s also the best decision you can make for their wellbeing.