health tips

Expert pet health tips purr-fect for any walk of life from Petplan’s team of veterinary experts.

delayed descent
March 23, 2016
As puppies and kittens develop in the womb, their organs often start out in one place before moving to their final spots. In male puppies and kittens, however, sometimes one or both testicles fail to…
Bee prepared
March 23, 2016
When pets have a frolic through the fresh spring grass, they may stumble upon more than they bargained for. Bee stings occur frequently in warm weather, and depending on how your pet’s body reacts,…
March 23, 2016
Spring is the perfect season to get your backyard bird feeder up and running again, but what if your four-legged family member decides the seed is not just for the birds? While eating like a bird is…
March 23, 2016
For some pet parents, the sound of spring is the whine of the vacuum cleaner, as what seems like an unending supply of pet hair winds up on the floors and furniture! Seasonal shedding generally…
Dog chewing on shoes thumbnail
November 30, 2015
Separation anxiety is a common disorder in dogs, with one in six experiencing it at some point in their lives. This intense anxiety develops when pets become distressed because of an owner’s absence…
November 30, 2015
Indoor cats live longer than their outdoor cousins, but that doesn’t mean they can skip their annual wellness visit to the vet. Indoor cats are just as prone to developing illness as outdoor…