Raising Your Paws - Your Pet Parent Resource

001 Should You Get Pet Health Insurance & A Necessary Pet First Aid Emergency Number

Published: 11/13/2017
Categories: Episode

What should you do first, if you think your pet may have been poisoned… besides panic?  We’ll start today’s episode with a story about when I accidentally fed a toxic drug to my dog and a phone number you’ll want to post on your refrigerator.

ASPCA Poison Control Hotline Phone number – 888-426-4435.

Then, do you wonder if you need to have pet health insurance for your cat or dog? Dr. Doug Kenney, DVM, author of the book, Pet Health Insurance, A Veterinarians Perspective, poses two simple questions to ask yourself and then explains how to select a good company that meets your needs. There is also an online resource that helps you work through this step-by step, his Pet Insurance Tool kit. 

Link: How to order his book.

Link: Dr. Kenney’s Website.

Link: Pet Health Insurance Tool Kit.

Link: Podcast: Pet Insurance Guide.

Plus, your dog may be communicating with you and other dogs, through doing a particular behavior. Find out what it is and increase your skills in reading your dog’s body language.

And, why pouring your dry pet food from the bag it came in, into another can or bucket is not the best way to store the food.

You could win 6-months of free NutriSource pet food by subscribing, rating and reviewing the podcast during our launch celebration. Find out how to enter the drawing.

Here’s where to enter: Raising Your Paws Website