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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.

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…
Bone cancer in pets | Osteosarcoma in Greyhound dogs
May 18, 2020
Very few words strike fear in pet owners like the “C” word, and as far as cancers go, bone tumors are some of the worst. Osteosarcoma is the most common of those found in dogs and cats, and it most…
wobbler disease in pets
May 15, 2020
In another blog, we discussed intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) in dogs and focused on disc herniations that occur in the spine located between the front and hind limbs. In this blog, we’ll address…