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My dad gave me my values, principles, work ethic, spiritual beliefs, humility and drive to succeed. He taught me to treat everyone with respect, offer help when it was needed - not asked for - and how to ...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Emergencies can happen at any time. Lucky for your pets, you’re ready for anything. As their personal "Pet First-Aider" you make it your responsibility to keep a handy pet first aid kit well-stocked a...
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Just as I was sitting down to compose this blog, my phone buzzed, indicating that I received a text message. Little did I know that my next topic of discussion was texting its way into my writing. It was ...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Can dogs eat carrots, or will it turn them into wascawwy wabbits faster than you can say “Elmer Fudd”?   In exciting news for dog owners, you don’t have to shove those crunchy ro...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
There’s zero debate in the vet and pet-owner community about whether vitamin C has a paws-itive benefit for dogs: it does! But can dogs eat oranges to get their vitamin C fix, or should you stick to...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Can dogs eat grapes? It’s a timely question: with holiday baking season almost here, you and your four-pawed friend may have visions of oatmeal-raisin cookies dancing in your heads! But before you s...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
The only thing more delicious than a fresh, ripe banana is the smile on your canine companion’s face when you offer her a bite. But can dogs actually eat bananas? What happens when they do? When y...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Will an apple a day keep the veterinarian away? As you enjoy autumn apple picking, cider drinking, and (of course) pies, you may want to know if your dog can get in on the action. Can dogs eat apples? We ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
As a veterinarian, I love animals. I love all living creatures, actually, even down to the tiniest ant (except fleas and ticks—I really hate those!). Every so often, I find myself in an insect moral...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Don’t let your guard down yet - flea season is not over! (I know those of you in warmer climates know that flea season is never over!) In fact, I have seen some of my worst flea- infested patien...
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