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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.

See Why One Pet Parent Switched From Nationwide to Petplan | pet owners on bed with their pet Pugs
May 27, 2020
When Amy and her husband Sean adopted June Pug, a beautiful Fawn Pug, they knew they wanted to protect their furry family member with pet insurance. The two settled on a Nationwide pet insurance…
sago palm toxicity in pets
May 27, 2020
Being a practicing veterinarian along the Northern East Coast states, I see a lot of certain diseases (like Lyme disease, for instance), but there’s one serious malady I am glad I don’t see very…
addison's disease in dogs
May 24, 2020
As we discussed in our blog post about Cushing’s disease, problems can occur when there is an overproduction of the steroid hormone cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal gland and…
Pet Grooming at Home: Everything You Need to Know | Pit bull dog getting a bath at home
May 21, 2020
Regular grooming is an essential part of maintaining your pet’s overall health. Whether your groomer is fully booked, the salon environment is too stressful or you’re minimizing costs, you can…
ear infections in pets | vet looking in dogs ear with otoscope
May 21, 2020
Ear infections are one of the most common health problems that triggers a pet owner to bring their dog or cat to the veterinary clinic for a sick visit. Dogs and cats typically get what we call…
Can You Give A Dog or Cat Aspirin? | cat reaching for aspirin pill on sink edge
May 19, 2020
Aspirin, a well-known non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID), is commonly used for pain relief, fever reduction, and clot prevention. While you may be tempted to give it to pets with similar…