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Planning to hit the road with Rover? If your destination is Seattle, you’re in luck! The Emerald City is one of the most dog-friendly cities around. Not only can you dine, shop and ride the ci...
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Does your furry friend need a brain boost for the bark-to-school season? These omega-3 rich morsels make smart (and yummy!) treats. Salmon improves brain function, keeps coats shiny and even combats can...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Exercise might not be a challenge for dogs who love to chase a ball, but fat cats are a whole different beast. Whereas you can throw a leash on your dog and go for a brisk jaunt around the neighborhood,...
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For years, animal caretakers have used human medical treatments on our four-legged friends. And as drug development exploded in the twentieth century, the same new people medications made their way to F...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
If you have school-aged children, you’re probably quite familiar with that feeling in your chest when the note comes home that says that four letter word you’ve been dreading: LICE. But can ...
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It can happen in two shakes of a tail – among the hustle and bustle of the weekdays or the in-and-out of guests on the weekend, your pet can slither right out the front door. While you might be ab...
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At Petplan, there’s no such thing as being too smart for your own good. In fact, Continuing Education is an important part of daily life here in the doghouse — and our team members are learn...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
It’s the time of year for packing lunches, shoving kids on the bus and no longer having to hear how bored they are for the millionth time. Hooray! But (isn’t there always a but?), it’s...
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Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Nicole Larocco-Skeehan (pictured above with her dog, Uluru) weighs in on some common training questions and gives the dish on her rewarding (and sometimes crazy!) job...
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Punishment – whether it is directly physical or something hands-off like noise – is never a good tool to train a pet. Intimidating or causing a dog or cat physical discomfort can be incredib...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.