July 26, 2016
It’s been a toasty summer so far in Cleveland. Dry days and high temps have us talking about summer safety and accident prevention with Dr. Patrick Mahaney in this edition of our monthly podcast. Lots of new and trending topics to discuss, including:
- Dry drowning: what is it and what are the risks?
- Scary Stuff: taking a holistic approach to storm and firework anxiety
- Bloat: who is at risk and how to prevent gastric torsion
- Helping Kitties: preparing cats for a comfortable stay with sitters during your summer vacation
- Wildfire safety: planning ahead for yourselves and your pets
What summer risks have you encountered so far in 2016? Anything our listeners should be aware of? Post a heads up or a question in the comments.
July 05, 2016
It's that time of year - summer has arrived and we’re all scrambling to get our pets up-to-date on their flea/tick/heartworm preventatives. Not to mention the vaccinations, check-ups, and prescriptions for allergy meds. Before you get caught up in the chaos, take a few minutes to listen to our latest podcast. Dr. Patrick Mahaney will be talking about:
What to expect from fleas and ticks in 2016
- What’s safe and what’s effective when it comes to flea and tick prevention
- Saving money on pet meds: are online pharmacies the way to go?
- Titers: what are they and are they the right move for your pet
July 01, 2016
We all adore our pets, obviously. They’re adorable. But nothing makes you appreciate your pet more than them going missing. Once, about 6 months after I adopted Kayden, a fearfully shy dog that wasn’t exactly clicking in my home, he slipped his collar in Embrace’s parking lot. Lucky for me, he froze in fear, then came to me after I squatted down and put my hand low for him to sniff. But, in that moment, I had an epiphany about how much I loved him, what a great dog he is, and how far he’d come. He’d come close to being lost, and I realized we’d be lost without him.
June 30, 2016
Everyone seems to feel like they know what’s right, what’s safe, and what’s real when it comes to summer dangers like leaving pets in a car or preventing heat stroke, but the facts and the myths can get a little muddy. If you want the straight facts in one easy to share infographic, we’ve got it ready.
Know someone who might need a reminder about sunscreen safety for pets? Share this. Want to give someone a heads up about preventing sidewalk burns? Post this to their wall. It’s a subtle, even, dare I say, cute hint. No one will suspect you’re calling them out for their mistake or misinformation. We promise. :)
June 06, 2016
Come summer my dogs have always alternated between the sunny spot in the driveway and the shady spot in the cool ivy. What a relief it must be to feel the cool leaves on your warm belly on an 85 degree day. The kids are usually in the kiddie pool as Kayden pants in a shady corner, sneaking in for a lap of water from the pool when it’s empty. You can tell it’s really warm when he welcomes getting sprinkled by the hose.
Summer is in full swing, and, as a pet insurance company, we have to be the practical-minded folks thinking about more than beach hair and Summer Shandy. Of course, we still relax pool side, but it’s often while working from home, processing claims for flea and heartworm prevention and maybe Lyme disease. This month we’ll be talking about all things summer as it pertains to our pets. Everything from travel and heat safety to parasite prevention and water safety.