health tips

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

dog
May 19, 2015
There’s not much that can top bringing home a new fur baby — who can resist puppy breath and kitten cuddles? But the age at which most youngsters come home (6 to 8 weeks old) is also an important…
February 18, 2015
Paralysis can be a devastating diagnosis for pet parents to hear ― but there is good news. While these injuries can be challenging, advances in veterinary care mean they don’t have to lessen…
February 18, 2015
Many pet parents have witnessed their kittens effortlessly climbing, pouncing and chasing — it can be hard to get them to sit still! But the more time passes, the more likely it is that naps in…
dog
February 18, 2015
Splashing and swimming can be great fun for furry friends, but even expert dog-paddlers need a lifeguard on duty. Pets at play can be overwhelmed by strong currents or accidentally fall into the…
February 18, 2015
When the weather outside is frightful, we tend to hunker down inside where temperatures are more delightful. This can translate to expanding canine waistlines during those cold winter months. But did…
dog
December 29, 2014
Bloat (gastric dilatation and volvulus, or GDV) is a terrifying concern of all dog owners, and for good reason — bloat can have a previously healthy dog fighting for his life in a matter of minutes…