The Companion

The Summer Edition

Meet our millionth member, cool down with pet safety tips for warmer weather and more in our summer issue.

Spring 2021

Growing pains

Puppies and kittens are always looking for new ways to get into trouble. Thankfully, our vethelpline® experts are here to answer the tough questions...
Spring 2021

Stand with Asian-owned pet businesses

Looking to support businesses in your community and across the country that are owned by Asian and Asian-American entrepreneurs? For pet owners,...
Spring 2021


Locally known as “water monsters,” axolotls are native only to Lake Xochimilco near Mexico City—but they hold an iconic place in indigenous Mexican...
Spring 2021

Celebrate National Pet Month

Our pets are more than just the best cuddlers and wet-nosed kissers—studies show they can actually improve our physical and mental health. Here’s how:
Spring 2021

Shelter to shelter

As we reflect on a difficult year gone by, we’re also highlighting moments of inspiration and joy from new additions to the pet parent community. By...
Spring 2021

DIY: Old clothes into new pet toys

Spring cleaning is the perfect time to say “bone voyage” to the clothes you no longer wear. However, some of those old socks, pants and more can be...
Spring 2021

A vet's perspective

Following a number of tough conversations with loving, well-meaning pet owners, Las Vegas-based veterinarian Dr. Joe Jesse Owens III invented a...
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New Member Perk

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Seasonal E-Card

Summer is here, and with it comes hot days that can quickly turn dangerous for pets. Share tips to keep pets cool (and safe!) with our seasonal e-card.

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