detecting diabetes in dogs and catsPets are like small children in the sense that they need constant supervision. They will definitely get up to no good in a second and chew something they shouldn’t.

But ingesting foreign bodies happens a lot, nevertheless it doesn’t even register on the top list of reasons pets need a vet visit. Sadly there is a long list of medical issues that need medical attention and can be costly.

According to a new report published by Healthy Paws Pet Insurance stomach issues from pancreatitis to constipation are the top reasons for feline vet visits and skin conditions are the primary reason for dog visits.

Take a look at the top ten for both cats and dogs below and take a look at the in-depth report for yourself. Health insurance has been growing in popularity for pets. Many companies are now offering it as a perk for their employers. It may or may not work for you. But I do suggest doing due diligence and researching policies carefully because they are not —  just like human policies – created equal.




tip of the day

Courtesy: The Kong Company
Courtesy: The Kong Company

Distraction toys such as a Kong can provide additional hours of fun if you stuff it with Ultramix sweet potato or pumpkin puree and freeze the toy until the puree is solid. Be sure to give the stuffed Kong to your dog outside or somewhere where you won’t mind cleaning up the mess – if he doesn’t lick up everything for you! Peanut butter is another great option. Courtesy Kong