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Pet Safety

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7 Tips for Care After Spaying Your Dog or Cat

By SPOT Pet Insurance | June 3, 2021

Tips to help you prepare for getting your pet spayed and keep them comfortable as they heal.

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.

Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet

By SPOT Pet Insurance | April 22, 2021

How and why to microchip your pets.

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.

8 Silly Pet Moments that Turned into Pet Emergencies

By SPOT Pet Insurance | April 1, 2021

Pets are lovable for their carefree nature, but sometimes carefree means expensive.

My Cat Ate Marijuana! Now What?

By SPOT Pet Insurance | March 25, 2021

If your cat accidentally ingests THC or marijuana, they can experience uncomfortable and even dangerous symptoms.

Tips for Introducing a New Pet to Your Pet Family

By SPOT Pet Insurance | March 16, 2021

Tips for preparing your home for the addition of a second pet.

Dangerous Signs & Symptoms of Pet Poisoning

By SPOT Pet Insurance | March 4, 2021

Accidental pet poisoning is a common cause for emergency vet visits. Take precautions and know the signs.

Best Practices for Dogs in the Workplace

By SPOT Pet Insurance | January 28, 2021

Best practices for successful canine coworker interactions!

Clothes on Animals: Cute or Cruel?

By SPOT Pet Insurance | January 14, 2021

What to consider before dressing up your pet.

5 Ways to Keep You and Your Pet Safe During COVID

By SPOT Pet Insurance | December 17, 2020

While pets are not likely to contract COVID-19, there are still added safety measures that pet parents can take to help avoid exposure.

Can My Dog Eat Turkey?

By SPOT Pet Insurance | November 24, 2020

Make sure you know which parts of the feast your pet can and cannot partake in this holiday season.

Service Dog Etiquette

By SPOT Pet Insurance | October 27, 2020

What you should know about the different types of certified service dogs and how to behave around them.

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.

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?

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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.

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What’s In A Pet Emergency Kit?

By SPOT Pet Insurance | August 28, 2020

Tips to help prepare your pet for an emergency: keep information and tags up to date, have a grab bag, etc.

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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.

Depressed Dog?

By SPOT Pet Insurance | May 18, 2020

We adore our dogs so when their behavior or mood is “off” or they seem unhappy, it’s devastating.

How Important are Annual Vaccines for Your Dog & Cat?

By SPOT Pet Insurance | May 13, 2020

People often wonder if vaccinations for their pets are actually necessary. The quick answer is yes, they most definitely are.

Emergency Room Vet Visits

By SPOT Pet Insurance | May 7, 2020

Frequently asked questions about pet emergency vet visits and what our insurance policy covers.

Is Fresh Dog Food Worth the Hype?

By SPOT Pet Insurance | April 28, 2020

There are pros and cons to fresh dog food and kibble. But this debate begins with the question: What do you think is best for your dog?

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Traveling With A Pet

By SPOT Pet Insurance | April 21, 2020

Make sure you take the proper precautions to calm your furry companion before take-off. Here are tips to keep your pet calm during travel.

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5 Tips for Healthy Pet Paws

By SPOT Pet Insurance | April 20, 2020

Maintaining proper paw care doesn’t have to be a challenge. Here are simple tricks to keep your pet’s paws healthy all year long!

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My Dog Ate an Edible! Now What?

By SPOT Pet Insurance | April 15, 2020

But what exactly happens when your dog accidentally eats an edible, and what’s the best way to handle it? Here’s what to do.

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Is Monthly Flea & Tick Medication Important?

By SPOT Pet Insurance | April 14, 2020

Is putting your pet on a monthly flea & tick medication essential for your pet’s wellbeing? Well, let’s see what we are up against.

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Can You Give Puppies Milk?

By SPOT Pet Insurance | April 10, 2020

But what exactly happens when your dog accidentally eats an edible, and what’s the best way to handle it? Here’s what to do.

Update: Can Pets Get The Coronavirus?

By SPOT Pet Insurance | April 6, 2020

Officials have released an update in regard to the Coronavirus and pets. Is your pet safe during the Coronavirus Pandemic? Find out here.

Leash & Collar

How to Pick The Right Leash & Collar for Your Dog

By SPOT Pet Insurance | January 21, 2020

There are so many different types of leashes and collars; options can be overwhelming. So, which leash and collar are the best for your dog? Find out!

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Keep Your Pet Safe This Holiday Season

By SPOT Pet Insurance | December 18, 2019

Avoid cat-connected catastrophes, and dog-related dilemmas this holiday season. Learn how to involve your furry family in this years holiday festivities!