A collection of pet articles about your furry friends

Take a look at these tips from State Farm® to provide insight on pet insurance and how to live better with your furry friend.

Keeping pets and your home safe

Pet parasites

Help protect your dog or cat from fleas, ticks and heartworms.

A guide to dental care for pets

Consider this guide to help take care of your dog or cat’s dental health.

Taking a vacation? Here's what to do with your pet

Consider this breakdown of your vacation pet care options.

Ways to celebrate your cat or dog’s Gotcha Day!

Consider these Gotcha Day ideas to help commemorate your pet’s adoption day anniversary.

What to expect in the first 3 months after adopting a new dog

The first three months with a new adopted dog are filled with surprises, but you can prepare by being flexible and following the 3-3-3 rule.

Safety tips for camping and hiking with your dog

How to plan a hike or camping trip with your best friend.

Pet hazards

If you take a look around your space, you will likely find household items dangerous for dogs and things toxic to cats. Help protect your pet — before they get into trouble — with these tips.

Winter pet safety tips

Winter and the cooler temperatures can put our pets at risk. Learn how to help your furry family member brave the winter with these cold weather tips for pets.

Pet safe house plants

Learn about some pet friendly plants, as well as poisonous house plants to avoid, to help keep your cat and dog happy and healthy.

What kind of leash, collar or harness is right for my dog?

Learn about the common types of dog leashes, collars and harnesses to help your family find the right fit for your best friend.

How to celebrate Valentine’s Day safely with your pet

Consider these Valentine's Day pet safety tips when you celebrate the season of love with your cat or dog.

How to help with separation anxiety in dogs

Learn about separation anxiety in dogs and how you can help your furry family member.

How to calm a dog or cat during a storm

Thunderstorms and severe weather are common triggers of pet anxiety. But by taking proactive steps in pet preparedness, and by learning how to calm your dog or cat during a thunderstorm, you can help soothe their storm anxiety.

A guide to responsible pet adoption

If you're planning on bringing home a new pet, you will want to consider these factors before adopting.

Tips for pet safety at home and in the car

Here are ways to keep your dog, cat, bird and more safe while you drive or are at home.

National Animal Poison Prevention Week: What you need to know

Poison Prevention Week isn’t just about humans. Protect dogs and cats at home with these simple tips for identifying and preventing toxic ingestion in pets.

Summer pet safety tips

Keep these hot weather tips for pets in mind.

Traveling with pets

How to road trip with dogs or cats

Traveling with a dog or cat? Here are tips to consider when driving with pets.

Why you should never leave pets in hot cars

It can take just 15 minutes for dogs and cats to die of heatstroke inside a hot vehicle.

Drive safely with pets in cars

Is your pet free-ranging in the car? Better check local laws and crate or tether her up.


Pet first aid kit: Why you need it and how to make one

Consider packing a pet first aid kit to help prepare you for pet emergencies.

How to shop for pet insurance: 9 questions to ask

Knowing how to choose pet insurance is tricky. Asking these questions will help you understand your pet’s health needs and find a policy that fits.

Consider purchasing pet insurance

No pet owner wants the stress of a sick pet or unanticipated bills. Fortunately, pet medical insurance can help with those unexpected costs.

A guide to dental care for pets

Consider this guide to help take care of your dog or cat’s dental health.

Why your cat needs health insurance

Cat health insurance allows you to take care of the health needs of your cat throughout its lifetime.

Why your dog needs health insurance

Protect your dog for its lifetime with health insurance.

How pet health insurance is different from human health insurance

Discover the benefits of having pet health insurance.

Other pet articles

State Farm® sponsoring Canine Companions for Independence

Learn how raising service dogs is a family business.

State Farm® supporting The Humane Society

For four-legged friends, an emergency can get off to a rough start. Here's how to prepare.

Arson dogs help sniff out the facts about suspicious fires

Since its inception, the State Farm® Arson Dog Program has put more than 435 dogs and their partners to work in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces.

How to prevent dog bites

Consider these tips to help reduce the chance of a dog bite injury — and steps to take if your dog bites.

It's not the breed — any dog can bite

Dog bites can happen regardless of the breed, so use caution around canines.

A nose that knows: Support and service dog jobs

Dogs are more than just man's best friend. Some dogs have specialized jobs in the workforce.

Budgeting for a pet

Learn about different costs of owning a pet and how to budget for them.

Happy paw-lidays! 8 unique gifts for dogs and cats

Celebrate dogs, cats, and pet lovers with these fun gift ideas for the holidays. From cool gadgets to pet insurance, there’s something here for everyone.

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