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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.

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…
Can You Give a Dog Or Cat Benadryl? | Sick pug dog being given Benadryl by owner
May 14, 2020
Benadryl – the brand name synonymous with the over-the-counter medication diphenhydramine – is often prescribed as an antihistamine (a treatment for allergies). Benadryl may be safe to use in cats…
How Does Pet Insurance Reimbursement Work? | women filing her pet insurance reimbursement claim with dog by her side
May 12, 2020
Reimbursements work just as their name implies: the pet insurance provider pays you back for your out-of-pocket veterinary expenses. With that said, it’s important to understand the specifics so you…
Can You Give A Dog or Cat Ibuprofen? | cat looking at ibuprofen pills on the ground
May 7, 2020
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve pain, inflammation, and fever. You may wonder if it’s safe for pets suffering from the same symptoms – the answer is no!…
Dr. John Sessa On Adopting During A Pandemic | Women at Vanderpump Dogs adopting a new puppy
May 5, 2020
We sat down with Vanderpump Dog Foundation’s Dr. John Sessa to learn how rescues are facing the pandemic head-on and how you can help their cause. The recent pandemic has changed life for all of us…