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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.

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…
Pet Insurance Review: Didi the Toy Poodle | Didi the Toy Poodle
June 17, 2020
Many believe that only older pets bring hefty vet bills. But in her first few months at home, 1-year-old Didi proved that couldn’t be further from the truth. The struggle to find a diagnosis…
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…