Whether your dog is itching to get his paws on the Walk of Fame or just needs a laid-back change of pace, Los Angeles has plenty to offer pets and people alike. You both will enjoy fabulous shopping, fi...
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When we think about disease or illness transmission between animals and people, it’s more often that we’re thinking about what animals (be they wild or companion animals) can give to us rath...
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I have a hard enough time remembering my family members’ birthdays, much less that March 3 is “What if Dogs and Cats Had Opposable Thumbs? Day.” In the spirit of this “holiday,&r...
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    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
When it comes to miraculous, delicious, jack-of-all-trades substances for pets, nothing comes close to peanut butter. Dogs love it, it’s (relatively) healthy and, heck, even some cats like it! And...
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It’s amazing how much we can get done in 24 hours, especially when it comes to bettering our pets’ health! Many of these “chores” only take a few minutes, but at the end of the d...
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A rather new seizure phenomenon has been described in some cats recently, and it’s got a lot of veterinary professionals scratching their heads. Termed feline audiogenic reflex seizures (or FARS),...
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Sunny Orlando is just the ticket for pooches who love to soak up some rays while out on the town. And though your furry friend can’t discover Disney or see SeaWorld with you, there’s plenty of...
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Few phrases make dogs more excited than “Wanna go for a walk?” And for good reasons! Walking is super exercise with tons of benefits, not limited to the obvious release of pent-up energy. Wa...
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Give me a movie about animals and I’m as happy as a Lab in a tennis ball factory. I’m especially fond of movies that share a heartwarming message or lesson about pet health. Here are five th...
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    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Pets offer numerous benefits to children, from boosting their self-image to providing defense against allergies. It sounds like a no-brainer, but having a pet is also a big responsibility. When your two...
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