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From the clinic to the dog park and beyond, Petplan's vet experts break pet health advice down into byte-sized bites.

How To Train A Dog At Home | women sitting on bed giving her dog a treat
July 23, 2020
Training your pet goes beyond preventing accidents inside your home; it provides essential mental stimulation, enhances your bond and can even keep your pet safe. It's important to start training as…
Brandywine Valley SPCA Talks Success And Summer Plans | Brandywine Valley SPCA Critter Camp
June 30, 2020
Since his start as Shelter Manager to his present-day role as Director of Administration, Walter Fenstermacher has proudly watched Brandywine Valley SPCA grow from its first facility to opening its…
How to take your pet's vital signs | Petplan
June 23, 2020
If your pet is ever in distress, it’s helpful to be familiar with their vital signs. Knowing how to periodically check and record normal pet vital signs is a smart idea; not only will it give you and…
dog recovering at home after spay surgery | incision post-operative care
June 22, 2020
When it’s time to pick up your four-legged family member from the animal hospital after a surgery like spaying or neutering, pet parents will get specific instructions for their pet’s post-operative…
How hot is too hot for your dog? | Petplan
June 19, 2020
Spring and summer months mean more time spent outdoors and longer walks with your furry friend, but sunny days and high temperatures can also wreak havoc on your dog's health if they overheat. Heat…
Basset Hound with eyelid ectropion | Entropion vs ectropion in dogs
June 18, 2020
We don’t give very much thought to our own eyelids – much less our dog’s – but in some cases, we should since there are two health conditions that can affect the eye itself: entropion and ectropion…