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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.

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…
pet insurance review: lazlo the mixed breed | lazlo a mixed breed dog sitting on top of stairs
February 28, 2020
When Lazlo’s face swelled beyond recognition, his mom had her suspicions regarding the root of the problem. “When his face swelled up, I thought it was related to his teeth,” Allory stated.…
does pet insurance cover soft palate surgery?
February 26, 2020
It’s hard to resist the sweet face of a Bulldog or a Himalayan, but their iconic, squishy appearance may also result in a hereditary condition called elongated soft palate. Surgery may be required to…
does pet insurance cover pregnancy?
February 20, 2020
Pregnancy can be a stressful and exciting time for both the affected pet and their pet parents. In dogs, pregnancy lasts an average of 59-65 days while in cats it can average 63-65 days. With proper…
does pet insurance cover cesarean sections?
February 19, 2020
Spaying and neutering are recommended by veterinarians to help control pet overpopulation and unfavorable hereditary conditions in cats and dogs. If you have a pet that is intact, having a pet…
pet insurance review: freya the domestic longhair
February 13, 2020
Rescued from a hoarding situation, 8-month-old Freya suffered from an upper respiratory infection that quickly turned into pneumonia. The frail kitten had an IV in her arm when Arielle and Alex first…