health tips

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

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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…
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December 29, 2014
Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) is a serious, life-threatening illness that also happens to be a frustrating nut for vets to crack. It just refuses to play by the rules! About 90% of the…
December 29, 2014
Most pet parents likely never give a single thought to their pet’s number twos — but a pet’s stool can reveal a lot about his health. While the color and consistency of a healthy…
December 29, 2014
Being a good pet parent can sometimes mean saying no, which can be hard when those puppy-dog eyes are pleading! But for pets recovering from surgery or an injury, returning to their former glory may…
December 29, 2014
Did you know that 70% of the body’s immune system — your pet’s and your own — is located in the gastrointestinal system? That means the health of the gut directly impacts…
August 28, 2014
Just as we can fall victim to accidents (big or small), our furry family members are also occasionally in need of first aid. From stocking a pet-friendly kit to administering care in times of need,…