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The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. Keeping cats indoors protects them from getting lost, getting into scuffles with other animals, and exposure to other harmful issues. But even if you’re keeping your cat indoors, it’s important to not skip flea and tick… read more

The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. The best defense is sometimes a good offense—and that’s especially true when it comes to protecting your cat from flea and tick infestations. A good flea and tick program will help protect your cat from these parasites,… read more

Figuring out pet insurance can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to what it covers. What is included or excluded in pet insurance? The “right” coverage depends on your individual situation.One of the most basic questions you’ll have to answer as you shop for pet insurance is what your pet… read more

Roughly 90.5 million households in the United States have at least one pet in the family. As much as we love our pets, many pet parents aren’t totally prepared for the expense of a furry family member—especially if there’s an accident or your pet is diagnosed with a long-term illness. To make it… read more

So, you’ve taken the plunge and decided that you want to cover your newly adopted dog or cat with pet insurance. But, after you start researching and comparing plans, you find that you need to make some decisions as to what type and level of “deductible” you want. You may be familiar with… read more

Pet insurance is a great way to make sure you can provide veterinary care for your pet if they are diagnosed with an illness or get into an accident. But what about preventive care? Unlike human health insurance, the typical pet insurance policy does not cover wellness and preventive medicine. This… read more

The rising cost of pet care is a mounting worry for pet parents and veterinary hospitals alike. Pet payment plans are moving out of favor, and although medical credit cards are becoming more widely available, only people with good credit can qualify. A third option—pet insurance—allows pet parents… read more

The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. Hamsters are popular pets because of their small size and quiet demeanor. Within their captive environment, space is limited, so toys that allow safe movement while being confined are ideal. Plastic hamster balls are often… read more

The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. Caring for a pet hamster includes providing a cage with bedding, food, and water. You want to provide a big enough cage so your hamster can get enough exercise every day and has access to plenty of mentally stimulating toys… read more

What Is a Horse Body Condition Score? Obesity and emaciation have a large impact on a horse's overall health condition. Due to the importance of weight for their overall health, it is imperative that we maintain horses at their optimum body condition. The standardized way to measure a horse… read more