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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.

dog undergoing surgery | pet insurance and surgery costs
October 10, 2019
Preparing your pet for surgery may feel overwhelming and scary. Whether you know ahead of time or a sudden turn of events mandates it, the cost of surgery can be difficult to afford. Here, we guide…
bishop and ash | pet insurance review
October 8, 2019
A common misconception is that kittens and puppies don’t need pet insurance as much as older pets. But as one Petplan policyholder recently discovered, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Pick…
pet insurance for senior cats
October 3, 2019
From welcoming your cat home to watching their fur turn grey, it can be difficult to see your pet age, especially since they grow older more quickly than we do. According to the Feline Advisory…
Obesity in pets | How to help pet's lose weight | Pet obesity awareness day
October 3, 2019
Updated October 2, 2019 National Pet Obesity Awareness Day held in early October every year, and that makes it the perfect time to talk about this growing problem. Not only is nearly half of the…
does pet insurance cover pre-existing conditions?
October 1, 2019
Pre-existing conditions in pets can be confusing to understand, especially when seeking pet insurance coverage. Many people believe that if a pet has a pre-existing condition they cannot…
spotted lanterfly
September 27, 2019
  If you live in the Northeastern US, chances are you’ve encountered the spotted lanternfly, or as scientists refer to it, the Lycorma delicatula. Winged, spotted, and terribly large, these…