Halloween can be a fun time to enjoy with family, friends and the kids. But ever wonder how your dog can get into the fun? After all, dogs love tricks. . . and adore treats! Here are some tips for trick...
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    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Nothing strikes fear into a pet parent’s eyes quicker than the sight of a veterinarian or technician approaching with the dreaded E-collar in hand. It may look a little funny, but can the Elizabetha...
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image via Instagram @kenobithebulldog After digging through our database, we found HUNDREDS of furry friends named after “Star Wars” characters. That made us wonder about best friends who...
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We pawed through our database and discovered HUNDREDS of insured pets named for “Star Wars” characters. That got us thinking about feline friends who lived a long time ago in a galaxy far, f...
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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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There’s no doubt about it – surgery is scary! Especially when our furry friends have to go through it. But newer technologies in veterinary medicine, like CO2 laser surgery, can make surge...
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    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
How often do you look in your cat’s mouth? Cat dental care is often overlooked at home, because, honestly, who wants to go poking and prodding around those sharp canines (err, felines)? But dental...
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New research warns dog parents to keep their paws out of warm ponds and lakes due to a haunting disease known as “swamp cancer,” or pythiosis. It’s not actually cancer, but a parasitic...
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    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
When it’s time to pick up your four-legged family member from the animal hospital after a surgery like spaying or neutering, pet parents will get specific instructions for their pet’s post-o...
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There’s a little something for every two- and four-legged visitor to The Golden Gate City. If you’re traveling with pets, check out the places below and you’ll see why it’s easy ...
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