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There is no doubt that Golden Retrievers are a popular dog in America. According to the American Kennel Club, the Golden Retriever ranked 3rd in popularity for the last two years (the Labrador Retriever t...
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The big game is nearly upon us! While you plan your football party menu, keep your four-legged fans in mind. Many of the foods (and drinks!) that are synonymous with the big game could spell trouble for...
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    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Think about all the work that you put into your own teeth: you brush twice a day, you floss (or you should be flossing) and you might even use a fluoride rinse every night. Even with all that work, you ...
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Cats are curious critters. They’re fiercely independent, notably nocturnal and difficult to discern. In other words, they’re probably cleverer than most humans. Here are some of the most com...
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You’re probably familiar with malaria, yellow fever, dengue, Chikungunya and West Nile virus. The latest unwelcome addition to this mosquito-borne disease list is Zika virus. Here are five things ...
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    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
The first months you spend with your puppy set the tone for the next 10 to 15 years (or more, if you’re really, really lucky), so teaching good behavior now is key to having the dog of your dreams...
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Does “premium” and “gourmet” actually mean anything when it comes to your pet’s food? Are “natural” and “organic” foods really healthier? When it comes ...
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Treats and cards are always a great way to say thanks to your veterinarian and his or her team, and being a really good veterinary client can go a long way in showing your appreciation, too! This goes b...
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I am incredibly grateful to be a veterinarian. Since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I’ve known I was meant to help and heal animals. My job is even better because I’m blessed to work with...
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Veterinary Team Appreciation Week celebrates the passion and dedication veterinary teams bring to their work, and it is the only event to recognize the entire staff of practices and hospital clinics &nd...
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