The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that 60% of men and 50% of women living in the U.S. will experience at least one major trauma during their lifetime. These traumas include exposure...
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    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Though we’d all like to think our own furry kids are the smartest, there does exist a list of the most intelligent dog breeds. Topping the list is the Border Collie, followed by the Poodle and the...
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Dogs certainly appear to develop depression, although perhaps not the same sort of depression humans experience. I say this because, frankly, we don’t know for sure. We don’t know exactly wh...
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    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Many dogs spin in circles when they are excited for things like the arrival of their owner, a tasty meal or a rousing game of fetch. It’s like they just can’t help it! Though circling can ce...
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As our pets age, their brains can start to fade. The best way to keep your furry friend’s mind sharp is to provide healthy foods and regular aerobic activity. Try feeding a nutrient-rich snack &nd...
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Dogs and cats aren’t always all wiggles and wags – they can occasionally show behavioral issues, sometimes due to a change in the household or recent trauma. If your pet has developed any ty...
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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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    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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