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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.

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…
Pet insurance review: George the Schnoodle | George the Schnoodle smiling at the camera
April 30, 2020
In 2008, Lauren, who works primarily as an actress, booked a modeling gig for a morning show segment. She noticed the following piece on hypoallergenic pets featured a few adoptable pups, including…
Can You Give A Dog or Cat Tylenol? | Jack Russell sitting on couch with tylenol tablets
April 28, 2020
Tylenol is a popular, over-the-counter fever reducer (antipyretic) and pain reliever (analgesic), but that doesn’t make it safe for our pets. In fact, this pharmacy staple is very toxic to cats and…