How to Stop a Dog from Jumping: Everything You Need to Know

By Lavanya Sunkara

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A dog jumping with joy is cute when they’re a puppy, but as they grow up, persistent jumping can become a problem. This behaviour, which is all too common among canines, poses safety concerns for both dogs and humans and needs to be addressed immediately. Pouncing dogs can be especially dangerous to small children, the elderly, and any unsuspecting individuals.  

What Does It Mean When a Cat Purrs?

By Sarah J. Wooten

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Most cats engage in purring behaviour throughout their whole lives. But what exactly is the function of this vocalization, and what are cats trying to say to us when they purr? While most people think that a purring cat is a happy cat, it turns out that cats use purrs to signify a variety of emotional states, not just happiness. There’s even some evidence that cats may even heal themselves with purring. If you want to find out more about what your cat is communicating, keep reading. This article details everything we currently know about the cat purr and how to understand purring behaviour in your cat.

What Does Pet Insurance Cover?

Helpful guide to the insurance information every pet parent should know.

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As pet parents, keeping our pets healthy is a top priority. Unfortunately, pet healthcare costs can really add up over time, especially when unforeseen illnesses or accidents crop up. Pet insurance can help keep some of those costs down. And that’s a vital pro tip for pet parents to keep in mind, especially since emergency vet bills can easily cost between $500 to $1,000 or more.

A message about COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) from 24PetWatch®

Written by Dr. Sperry, DVM, Veterinary Advisor, Pethealth Inc.

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“We are watching closely as new information continues to become available about the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The World Health Organization states that there is no indication that dogs or cats can become ill as a result of this virus, and there is no suggestion that they can spread the disease to humans or other animals.  At this time, we have seen no unusual increase in reports of pet illness, and no documented dog or cat illnesses as a result of this virus. Although two dogs in China have tested positive for the virus, they did not become ill, and are not considered to be an important factor in the transmission of the virus. One cat in Belgium has also tested positive for the virus.  As new information becomes available, we will respond accordingly.”

5 Things to Do with Your Pets While Self-Isolating

If you’re looking for activities to fill your time, we’ve got 5 ideas to help bust your boredom

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With the outbreak of COVID-19, we understand that self-isolation is difficult and disrupts your pet’s normal routine. 24PetWatch brings you 5 things you can do to help make this time easier for yourself and your pets.

How to Find a Pet Sitter

Your pet is a member of the family. Here’s 10 tips on how to find a sitter that will treat them that way.

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Establish a pet wellness plan for when you go out of town. Here are 10 tips to find a boarding facility or pet sitter.