Stories, expert advice and more for dog and cat lovers

Health & Wellness

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Can dogs eat marshmallows?

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

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Tips for treating frostbite in pets

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

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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.

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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.

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How to stop your dog from howling

Does your dog howl when you leave? If so, it could be a sign of separation anxiety. Fetch shares a couple of tips to stop your pet from howling.

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How to take your pet’s vital signs

Dr. Rebecca Jackson, a Fetch pet expert, goes over the three main pet vital signs all pet parents should know how to measure.

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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. Ernie Ward, a Fetch pet expert, explains just how cool they really are.

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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.

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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

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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).

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What causes hair loss in dogs?

Is your dog shedding a lot? Fetch pet expert Dr. Kim Smyth breaks down the possible reason for your dog’s hair loss.

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Five reasons for excessive cat grooming

Is your cat grooming more than normal? Fetch pet expert, Dr. Kim Smyth, shares what could be behind your cat’s excessive licking to avoid painful bald spots.

Pet Insurance 101

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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.

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A husky laying in front of a grill.

Can charcoal ashes make my dog sick?

Did your dog eat charcoal ashes? Fetch pet expert Dr. Ernie Ward explains how charcoal ashes from our grills affect dogs.

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When finding lumps is a cause for concern

Have you noticed a lump or mass on your dog? Pet expert, Dr. Rebecca Jackson, shares helpful signs to look out for to decide if you should take your dog to the vet.

Pet Insurance 101

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Is pet insurance worth the cost?

When your pet has an emergency, unexpected vet bills can be costly. At Fetch, we believe pets are family and deserve the ultimate protection and care. That’s why we cover up to 90% of vet bills.

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How cold is too cold for your dog?

As the weather gets colder, it’s important to think about how cold temperatures and weather could be affecting our dogs. Pet expert, Dr. Kim Smyth, shares some great tips to decide when it’s safe for your dog to play outside.

Fetch Pets

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A pit mix named Sydney proves that life is full of adventure

Rescue pup Sydney’s adventurous spirit sometimes brought emergency vet visits. But, with pet insurance he was able to get the best care and get back to exploring.

Pet Insurance 101

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What is Fetch?

Pets add adventure to our lives, but sometimes accidents happen. When your pet needs unexpected medical care, the last thing you need to think about is the bill. We cover the vet bills, so you can focus on their health.

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A brown and white mixed older dog sitting on a leather chair.

Why do dogs drag their butts?

No matter what it’s called, dogs rubbing their butt along the floor certainly raises some questions. Don’t worry, Fetch pet expert, Dr. Ernie Ward, highlights some common causes and solutions for why your dog might be cutting the rug.

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Six ways cats communicate with their tails

Cats wag their tails, just like dogs do. Fetch pet expert, Dr. Ernie Ward, shares how cats communicate with their tails so you can strengthen your bond with your best friend.

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An English Springer Spaniel licks his pet parent's face in the car.

Bullet the English Springer Spaniel won’t let surgery stop his playtime

Knee surgery and a hip replacement didn’t stand in the way of this older dog. With the help of pet insurance, Bullet got the care he needed and is back to playing.

Pet Insurance 101

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What is a waiting period?

Wondering how long the Fetch waiting periods are? Well, you’re in luck. We’re breaking it down so we can start covering your pet soon.

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A brown cat laying on the bed and cuddling with their pet parent.

Tips for pet health: cats' swollen lymph nodes

Cat’s lymph nodes become inflamed as a sign of an illness, just like they do for humans. Fetch asked Dr. Kim Smyth to explain the cause and symptoms that pet parents can look out for.

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