health tips

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

November 30, 2015
The holiday season brings plenty of festivities, food and fun, but it can also be a stressful time for your pets. From parties to visitors, everyone’s routine gets thrown for a loop, but if…
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November 30, 2015
When old Jack Frost comes to town, he brings new concerns regarding your pet’s safety. Avoid an unplanned trip to the veterinary clinic by keeping these winter hazards in mind:   • Ice: Take…
November 30, 2015
We think of summer as peak flea season, but fall brings with it a surge in pest populations. For pet owners who live in warm, humid climates, every season is flea season! Fleas are a scourge. They…
September 25, 2015
It is the kidney’s job to filter toxins from the blood, and each kidney contains thousands of microscopic filtration units called nephrons. Like all cells, nephrons have a finite lifespan. They…
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September 25, 2015
Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, our furry friends have access to superior diagnostic techniques and treatment options. But sometimes, despite our very best efforts, pets are diagnosed with…
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September 25, 2015
Your pet may seem young at heart, but his age may tell a different story. While U.S. pet parents are technically considered senior citizens at 65, senior status in pets isn’t absolute. Whether your…