Stories, expert advice and more for dog and cat lovers

Health & Wellness

Golden retriever laying on the couch in front of a TV.

Here’s why you shouldn’t leave the TV on for your dogs while you’re gone

Do you leave the television on for your anxious dog while you leave the house? Dr. Aliya McCullough, Fetch’s on-staff vet, explains why that may not help soothe them.

Health & Wellness

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Lyme disease and dogs

If you’re wondering, can dogs get Lyme disease? The answer is yes. Ticks may be small in size, but their bites can greatly impact our pet’s health. Dr. Aliya McCullough, Fetch’s on-staff vet, shares how to protect your pup from Lyme disease.


Dog sitting in a red stroller looking at the camera.

Should I use a stroller for my dog?

Using a dog stroller can help your pet travel easier. If you’re considering getting a stroller for your dog, Dr. Aliya McCullough explains all of the benefits.

Health & Wellness

Grey and white cat standing in a grassy field about to swat the camera.

Why does my cat keep swatting at me?

It’s normal for cats to swat at their toys, but sometimes you may wonder, why does my cat swat at me? Dr. Aliya McCullough explains this playful behavior.


Dog with treat in their mouth looks into the camera.

Safe barkuterie boards for dogs

People online have been sharing their own versions of charcuterie boards for dogs with pet-friendly ingredients. Our on-staff vet Dr. Aliya McCullough shares how to put together a safe dog charcuterie board.

Fetch Pets

A brown and black dachshund looks into the camera.

Nothing can stop Daisy, a determined dachshund, from getting what she wants

A dachshund named Daisy never shies from a challenge, even when it sometimes leads to accidents. Now, she’s onto her next playful mission after Fetch pet insurance covered her emergency surgery.

Health & Wellness

Brown cat with blue eyes laying on their back on the ground.

Anxiety in cats

Cats show signs of anxiety different from other animals. Knowing the symptoms and potential triggers can help you make sure they're comfortable. Dr. Aliya McCullough, Fetch’s on-staff vet, guides us on how to help your anxious cat.

Health & Wellness

Brown Australian Shepherd sitting in a crate with their toys around them.

How to crate train your dog

Thinking about crate training your dog? With a little practice and patience your pup will enjoy their safe space.

Health & Wellness

Black labrador retriever wearing a red collar in a backyard of grass.

What is hyperkeratosis in dogs?

Is your pet suffering from dry skin on their nose and paws? Fetch's on-staff vet Dr. Aliya McCullough, is breaking down the causes of hyperkeratosis so you can help soothe your pet’s skin.

Pet Insurance 101

Brown and white dog running with an illustrated leash in it's mouth.

Dog walking services and pet insurance

Do you use dog walking services? If so, you should consider pet insurance. Fetch talked to one of the many pet lovers on staff who used to walk dogs. She shared her experience and how pet insurance could’ve helped.

Health & Wellness

The back of a dog's head as they sit in front of a fire.

Can dogs eat marshmallows?

Can dogs eat marshmallows? Although these treats are delicious for us humans, they may not be safe for our pets. Dr. Aliya McCullough breaks it down for us.

Health & Wellness

Brown cat with green eyes walking towards camera in the snow.

Tips for treating frostbite in pets

Worried your pet is suffering from frostbite? Dr. Aliya McCullough, a Fetch pet expert, quickly explains how to help your cat or dog.

Health & Wellness

Grey and white cat sleeping on the couch.

Is melatonin safe for pets?

Melatonin helps pet parents get a more restful sleep and relax, but is it safe for our pets? Here’s a couple things you need to know before giving your pet melatonin.

Health & Wellness

Beagle looking out of curtains through a window.

Separation anxiety in pets

Does your pet suffer from separation anxiety? Fetch shares what this behavior may look like in cats and dogs and how you can help your best friend.

Health & Wellness

Basset Hound sitting on a couch looking into the camera in front of a yellow wall.

How to stop your dog from howling

Does your dog howl when you leave? If so, it could be a sign of separation anxiety. Dr. Aliya McCullough, Fetch's on-staff vet, shares a couple of tips to stop your pet from howling.

Health & Wellness

A brown and white Australian Shepherd running on a beach.

How to take your pet’s vital signs

Dr. Aliya McCullough, Fetch’s on-staff vet, goes over the three main pet vital signs all pet parents should know how to measure.

Health & Wellness

A close-up of a cat's face highlighting their whiskers.

Why do cats have whiskers?

Pet parents may be surprised to learn how important a cat’s whiskers are. These delicate hairs help them to communicate and navigate the world. Dr. Aliya McCullough, Fetch’s on-staff vet, explains just how cool they really are.

Health & Wellness

A golden retriever laying on a bed next to their pet parent who is typing on their laptop.

Tips for pet surgery: incision care

Caring for your pet’s incision post-surgery may seem daunting, but Fetch proves that it’s easier than it seems with these care tips.

Health & Wellness

A grey cat starring at table edge.

Essential oils and pet safety

Are essential oils safe to use around pets? Read about how the scent and amount used can impact your cats and dogs.

Pet Insurance 101

Little dachshund dog with a pair over oversized glasses

How to use Fetch pet insurance

Fetch pet insurance is the best way to ensure your cat or dog lives their best life without the worry of expensive vet bills. Get paid back within 15-days and save up to 90% of unexpected vet bills (that means extra money for treats).

Health & Wellness

Chow chow looking at the camera with their paws in front.

What causes hair loss in dogs?

Is your dog shedding a lot? Fetch’s on-staff vet Dr. Aliya McCullough breaks down the possible reason for your dog’s hair loss.

Health & Wellness

An orange cat licking itself and rubbing their face with their paw.

Five reasons for excessive cat grooming

Is your cat grooming more than normal? Fetch’s on-staff vet Dr. Aliya McCullough shares what could be behind your cat’s excessive licking to avoid painful bald spots.

Pet Insurance 101

A German Short-Haired Pointer standing up on a pink background.

The advantages of Fetch

At Fetch, we believe pets are family and they deserve the best care. That’s why we cover up to 90% of unplanned moments. Read on to see all the ways your cats or dogs will be covered by Fetch.

Health & Wellness

A husky laying in front of a grill.

Can charcoal ashes make my dog sick?

Did your dog eat charcoal ashes? Fetch’s on-staff vet Dr. Aliya McCullough explains how charcoal ashes from our grills can affect dogs.

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