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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.

What you need to know about vaccines for dogs
March 14, 2019
With measles outbreaks and speculation surrounding the potential causes of autism, vaccines have been getting a lot of attention in recent years. And, all that attention is transcending species, as…
Young girl brushing puppy's teeth at home
February 13, 2019
One of the most common conditions to plague our cats and dogs (often requiring costly tooth extractions) is periodontal disease — but the good news is that it’s preventable! Just like humans, pets…
Black and white dog with toothbrush in mouth | Periodontal disease in pets
February 4, 2019
Woof! Do you smell that? Bad breath (halitosis) from your pet could signal a major problem. Don’t just hold your nose — that smelly odor may be the first and only hint that your cat or dog is…
Veterinarian examining cat
February 1, 2019
Did you know? Many diseases can be spread to people from pets. Your veterinary healthcare team is trained in how to keep pets from contracting diseases in their hospital. Here are a few ways you can…
5 reasons why cats wag their tails | Petplan
January 15, 2019
Cats are some of the most complex, curious and compassionate critters I know. Deciphering cat behavior is far more complicated and challenging than most other animals. Too often, we mistakenly apply…
Dog wearing Elizabethan collar
January 8, 2019
Nothing strikes fear into a pet parent’s eyes quicker than the sight of a veterinarian or technician approaching with the dreaded E-collar in hand. It may look a little funny, but can the Elizabethan…