#ThankAVeterinarian on Veterinarian Appreciation Day™

Hi my furiends!!! Today is a most SPECIAL DAY!!! Today is Veterinarian Appreciation Day!!!   I have always loved my Vet and Mom and Dad are super impressed at the way I am the PERFECT GENTLEMAN when I go there!

Cody and Dakota at Vet

Mom thinks the reason I am so good at the Vet comes from the fact that my breeder was a Veterinarian (well, she STILL is!), and Mom thinks I got used to being poked and prodded from puppy hood. Plus, she thinks I got used to the smells that are associated with being at the Vet.

Now I love our Vet because he is an exceptionally kind, caring, compassionate and honest person. Whenever I see him, he speaks to me and touches me in a way that shows nothing but love. I KNOW he loves me and has my best interest at heart, so I am pretty relaxed when I go there. In fact, my Vet says that I “take things in stride” when I go there! Many times since I am groomed at the Vet too, I get a shot on the same day and Mom and Dad aren’t even there when I get it because they know I am fine there and that I completely trust my Vet.

Mom, Dad, Cody and I are grateful to have “Dr.Smiley” as our Vet. There are MANY, MANY times that he has gone above and beyond, returning Mom’s frantic calls,  even when he was on vacation.

Veterinarians are dedicated, caring people and today is the perfect day to show them some love!

Veterinary Appreciation Day collage

If you aren’t as lucky to have a fabulous Veterinarian as we are, check out the  Four Tips To Find The Perfect Veterinarian . 

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Planning to Get a New Puppy or Kitten for the holidays? Prepare for their 3 Most Common Health Issues

Trupanion shares the 3 most common health issues in a puppy and kitten’s first year of life, to help families prepare for their new four-legged arrival this holiday season.

The holiday season is a popular time for spending and gift giving, there’s no doubt about it. Spending on pets is no exception. According to cat and dog breeders, mid-December is their busiest time of year. Families plan for the arrival of new puppies and kittens during their school aged child’s winter break from school, to give them ample time to spend with their new four-legged friend.


When welcoming a new puppy or kitten into your home, it’s imperative to plan for their health expenses too. You wouldn’t want to ruin your holiday budget on an unexpected veterinary bill for the new addition.


Puppies and kittens are prone to accidents and illnesses in their first year of life as they explore the new world around them. Trupanion reports they have paid over 15,000 claims related to new puppy and new kitten accidents and illnesses. This cost pet owners across North America over $1 million in 2013 alone.


Trupanion shares the three most common health issues for new puppies and kittens that could cost their owners almost $3,000. It’s best to enroll a pet in health insurance at a young age and can soften the blow of veterinary expenses to help give families peace of mind, especially during the already stressful holiday season.

For more information on pet health insurance for your new puppy or kitten please visit  http://trupanion.com/dog-insurance/puppy  or http://trupanion.com/cat-insurance/kitten 


About Trupanion®
Trupanion is an industry leader in pet insurance, offering cat and dog insurance in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico with the mission of delivering financial peace of mind to pet owners. Trupanion offers a simple, customizable pet insurance policy with 90% coverage for diagnostic tests, surgeries, medications, hospital stays, and alternative therapies for the treatment of injuries or illnesses. Trupanion’s policy includes coverage of hereditary and congenital conditions with no payout limits per incident, per year, or over the lifetime of the pet.


In the United States, Trupanion is underwritten by the American Pet Insurance Company, which has earned a Financial Stability Rating® of A, Exceptional; from Demotech, Inc. In Canada Trupanion is underwritten by Omega General Insurance Company. Trupanion is a founding member of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA), demonstrating a commitment to high standards and transparency in all actions and products. For more information please visit Trupanion.com.


In full Disclosure:We were not compensated for this post. We happen to HAVE pet insurance through Trupanion and when we were sent this post asking if we would share with our readers, we were more than happy to do so!

Infographic:10 Common and Expensive Dog and Cat Injuries and Illnesses

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10 Expensive (and common) Illnesses/Accidents in Household Pets
Infographic created by Trupanion.

Pet Insurance 101

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Pet Insurance 101
Pet Insurance 101 graphic created by Trupanion.



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Pets And The Holidays, From Trupanion

Pets and the Holidays
Pets and the Holidays graphic created by Trupanion.