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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.

can dogs eat strawberries?
June 15, 2020
One of the hallmarks of summertime is the unmistakably sweet fragrance of one of my favorite fruits: strawberries. Bursting with flavor and packed with powerful nutrients, I’m often asked if dogs can…
Does Pet Insurance Cover Death? | veterinarian with sick dog and sad owners by his side
June 9, 2020
It’s important to financially plan for a pet’s unexpected illness or injury, including the possibility of losing them. This difficult process is one that all pet parents will eventually face and some…
What Is The Best Insurance Plan For Cats and Kittens? | Man hugging his tabby cat
June 4, 2020
No matter what age your kitten or cat is, it’s important to protect them from unexpected injuries and illnesses. The best insurance plan will cover the most common feline conditions. If you’re still…
Curbing compulsive behaviors in pets
June 4, 2020
Compulsive behavior is an abnormal response to normal stimulation. It is characterized by behaviors that are repetitive, consistent, and which serve no purpose. These behaviors last for minutes or…
is breed specific dog food worth the money?
June 4, 2020
Pet food is big business. Last year alone, Americans spent $36.9 BILLION dollars on pet food and treats. That’s a lot of kibble, and a lot of cash for pet food producers. It’s no wonder that…
coronavirus in pets | COVID-19
June 3, 2020
By now, most of us are familiar with the virus COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus. Recent reports of pets testing positive for the coronavirus has many concerned pet parents asking…