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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.

Young couple kissing Beagle dog | Why should I get pet insurance?
March 11, 2020
Every pet should be protected with pet insurance. After all, a policy could mean the difference between providing your best friend with life-saving veterinary care and making a difficult decision…
coronavirus in pets | COVID-19
March 6, 2020
By now, most of us are familiar with the virus COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus. Recent reports of a dog in Hong Kong testing positive for the coronavirus has many concerned pet…
Can Dogs And Cats Eat Asparagus? | dog looking at owner making salad with fresh vegetables
March 5, 2020
Asparagus is considered a healthy vegetable because it’s low in fat and sodium, high in potassium and folate, not to mention it’s a good source of fiber and Vitamin B6.* Pet owners naturally want…
feline coronavirus | coronavirus in cats
March 5, 2020
Feline coronavirus (FCoV) is a virus that infects the intestines and is shed in the feces. It is very common in cats, with eighty to ninety percent of cats in multi-cat households being infected. It…
feline infectious peritonitis
March 5, 2020
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) can be difficult to explain. As a veterinary community, there is a lot we know about the disease, however, there is still a great deal that we don’t yet…
what spring plants are toxic to pets? | dog sniffing plants in garden
March 3, 2020
Whether you decorate your home with fragrant bouquets or enjoy hours in the garden, there are some plants you should avoid if you have a dog or cat. Flowers such as lilies and roses as well as weeds…