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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.

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…
North Shore Animal League of America Overcomes COVID-19 | two parents with their newly adopted dog from North Shore Animal League of America
June 2, 2020
While COVID-19 has forced many businesses to suspend operations until further notice, shelters like North Shore Animal League of America have continued to find forever homes for pets in need. We…
liver shunts in dogs and cats
May 29, 2020
To understand how liver shunts affect pets, it helps to understand a little bit about the normal function of the liver. In a healthy pet, venous blood from the intestines passes through the liver,…
What Is The Best Insurance Plan For Dogs and Puppies? | mom and son playing with their two doodle dogs outside
May 29, 2020
Taking care of a new dog or puppy is a big job – one that is equal parts exciting and expensive. By choosing the best pet insurance, your dog and your wallet will be protected against common injuries…
cytopoint allergy treatment for dogs
May 28, 2020
Got a pup with an itch that can't be scratched? Great news: a novel, non-pharmaceutical pruritus treatment called Cytopoint has been approved in the U.S., promising to relieve itching in millions of…