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How to keep your pet cool in summer

Just like us, dogs and cats are susceptible to heat-related illnesses like overheating, heatstroke and even skin cancer.


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Can dogs eat blueberries?

Nothing says summer like fresh berries! Blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries are all safe for your dog to eat – in moderation.


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Why does my dog howl at sirens?

From howling at sirens to chasing their tails, here’s what some of those behaviours might mean.


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How to give your cat medicine

If you are struggling with giving your cat medication, you’re not alone.


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5 tips to help your pet avoid serious health issues

We want the best for our pets, and that includes keeping them healthy. Keep these tips in mind to keep your pet living their best life!


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Is my cat overweight?

Overweight cats are more likely to develop serious health conditions like diabetes, arthritis, and difficulties with urination and constipation.


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Why does my cat rub his face on things?

Ever wondered what some of those strange behaviours mean or where they come from?


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Is my dog licking too much?

Licking themselves, grass, carpets, or anything else; what are some of the causes of excessive licking?


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5 tips for a fun and stress-free visit to the dog park

If you’re planning on visiting an off-leash park in your area, make sure you keep these things in mind.


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Does my pet need to go to the veterinarian?

Here’s a guide that can help you determine if taking your pet to the vet right now is essential, or if it’s better to wait.


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How do dogs show affection?

We can learn more about what our dogs are saying to us by reading their body language cues


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8 ways to be a greener pet parent

You can be greener when it comes to your pet. You can keep your pet’s carbon paw print in mind too!


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Movies to watch with your pet

If you’re looking for some relaxation time in between your baking and organizing, here’s a list of movies you can enjoy with your pet!


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Aside from accidents and illnesses, what else does pet insurance cover?

Learn more about the other benefits of a Petsecure policy.


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How to help your pet avoid separation anxiety after COVID-19

While cats may not enjoy the intrusion, our dogs LOVE having us home all day. Here's how you can help curb separation anxiety.


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What to do with your pets when you’re stuck inside

Staying home with your pet for a while? Here’s how to help your pet thrive while you’re both stuck at home.


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The new normal in vet clinics during the pandemic

COVID-19 has changed the world for us. What does it mean for your local veterinary clinic?


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How to prepare for a new puppy

As exciting as it is, preparation is the key to giving your new bundle of joy a smooth transition into his or her new home.


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Can pets get coronavirus?

It's natural to be worried about your health and the health of your family, including your furry family members.


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6 tips for dog owners to keep their house clean(er) in springtime

Here are some tips to help keep your floors just a little bit cleaner over springtime.


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When it comes to pet health insurance, how is 80% coverage different than 90%?

Petsecure plans include exam fees and taxes so 80% coverage can actually work out to a higher reimbursement than 90% coverage plans.


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What you need to know about pet dental care

There are easy steps you can take to help ensure your pet’s mouth stays healthy and clean.


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A recipe for homemade dog treats

Making your own dog treats at home is a fun activity for you and your family, and it’s rewarding for your dog too!


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Meet Dr. Colleen Fisher, Petsecure’s Veterinary Medical Director

We’re happy to announce that veterinarian, Dr. Colleen Fisher has joined our team!


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Dental care 101 – how to keep your pet’s teeth clean and healthy

Manage your pet’s dental health and make sure their pearly whites (and gums) stay clean and healthy for many years to come.


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Pet spotlight: Mika’s story

Read about Mika's story and her owners' experience with Petsecure.


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Why Petsecure’s dental plans are better

Here are some of the reasons why Petsecure’s dental coverage is best for your pet's health.


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3 ways to make your pet’s new year’s resolution a healthy one

It’s no secret that January is a time for new beginnings. You may be resolving to become a healthier you in 2019 — but, what about your pet?


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5 benefits of adopting a senior pet

November is Adopt a Senior Pet month and it could be the perfect time to consider adopting an older pet.


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How to change the name of your new dog

Your new fur-baby might have had his name for a year or just a few weeks but either way, here are some things that can make the transition easier.


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Questions to ask when you’re thinking about pet insurance

If you’re thinking about pet insurance for your family members of the furry variety, it’s important to understand a few things first.


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What are pre-existing conditions and are they covered by pet insurance?

What if your pet has already been sick or injured before you buy a policy? It may be considered a pre-existing condition.


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5 tips for adding a second dog to your family

Adding a second dog to your family can be a great addition. Here are some things to consider before you start looking for another doggo.


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How to protect your pet from parasites

If you and your pet plan to frolic in the great outdoors this spring, make sure you take steps to keep your pet parasite free.


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How to socialize your puppy

Puppies are at their most impressionable during the first three months of life. It's important to start socialization early. Read to learn how.


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How much does it cost to own a pet?

If you’re thinking about getting a pet, you probably have a lot of love to give. Adding a pet to your family can be a wonderful experience.


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Is my dog or cat depressed? What to look for and how you can help

Dog or cat sadness is real. Here's what to look for and how you can help.