The Companion

Spring ahead with The Companion

Our spring edition is blooming with stories and prizes (and they're nothing to sneeze at!)

Pet stories

Beloved family dog injures hips in freak golf cart accident

For Bob and Francine Romig, a move to Florida meant a new focus on enjoying the little perks of retirement, starting out with the first cup of coffee...
Winter 2022

Building up resilience with the help of your pets

Resilience becomes more important as we age. Physical, mental and emotional resilience can reduce your likelihood of injury and keep you positive...
Winter 2022

Real stories from the vethelpline®: Tooth Hurts

Dental health is a major concern for our pets, especially as they grow older. Gum disease and tartar build-up can lead to a host of serious health...
Winter 2022

Pet stories: Griffin’s skewer screwup

Even the perfect dog has their … moments. Meet Griffin, a mixed-breed pooch who bit off more than he could chew at a summer barbecue—and wound up...
Holiday 2021

November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Meet Tully, a friend who's fighting back against cancer Tully the French bulldog is one of the most popular—and certainly one of the most...
Holiday 2021

Real stories from the vethelpline®: Holiday frights

The holidays are a time of joyous celebration with friends and family, but with the tasty banquets and twinkling lights come a number of hazards for...
Holiday 2021

Meet Bruin, the 2021 Hambone Award Winner

It all started on a particularly breezy day in Stevenson Ranch, Calif. Tatiana Ozhekim was at work handling calls and looking forward to rejoining...
Fall 2021

Fur-ightful experiences

We’re coming up on the spookiest time of the year. Never mind the ghosts and goblins, there are a number of Howl-o-ween pet hazards to put a fright...
Fall 2021

Adopting a pandemic pooch

2020 was a very tumultuous year for most people. For Shauna and Spencer, it was one that brought about more change than expected.
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