Warm bellies (and hearts!) with this recipe for a homemade, nutrition-packed treat from Dr. Ernie Ward. Yummy, meaty turkey paw pie is as easy as, well, pie!   Turkey Pie Paw (for dogs and cats!)...
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The average dog: he’s fearless in protecting the front door and vigilant in saving table scraps from the floor. But despite these noble deeds, does your dog have what it takes to be a hero hound? ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
One of the best parts of the holiday season is the joy you feel when you give someone a gift they really love. And while we wouldn’t purposely share our own gifts with our pets, sometimes curiosit...
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The holiday season can be hazardous to dogs and cats – and we’re not just talking about your great aunt’s fruitcake. While there are a host of festive foods and dangerous decorations t...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Today, I’m going to give you some advice on how to bathe a cat. My very best advice on the subject is: don’t! Are you crazy? Do you like being mauled? Just kidding. Kind of. The truth is, th...
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I'm grateful to be a veterinarian. I’m blessed to participate in the lives of wonderful people caring for animals that can't care for themselves. To me, helping humans and animals is an honor, pri...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Most of us are familiar with the "12 days of Christmas" jingle often heard this time of the year, in which someone's true love gives to them an ark's worth of animals – from calling birds to French he...
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Chances are you’ve heard about the health benefits of coconuts. Coconut oil, flour, milk and water have flooded grocery store shelves promising everything from weight loss to reducing wrinkles. Co...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Your pet has stayed off the “Naughty” list by being (mostly) good all year, so of course you want to treat her with presents this holiday season. When shopping for your pet, keep her persona...
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The Internet recently broke the news that your cat is plotting to kill you. Research published by the University of Edinburgh concluded that domestic kitties, wild lions and leopards shared frighteningl...
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