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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Veterinarians discuss the “human-animal bond” a lot. It is that nebulous attachment that people form with the animals in their lives and vice versa, and it is very important. As pet owners, we...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
This time of the year I get one question more than any other, “Can you recommend a kennel?” With families going away for the holidays, there is always the question of whether to tak...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Buzz was the picture of misery when I saw him yesterday. The nine-month-old German Shepherd puppy, usually so bouncy and happy, was laying at his owner’s feet with his head on his paws. He looke...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
I know Thanksgiving is coming up (as if the rows of 30 lb turkeys at the store weren’t a subtle hint), and we all like to indulge our pets, but before you make up a special plate for your four-l...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
I have to begin this blog by saying that I am unquestionably in favor of spaying and neutering. I take a very strong stand on this issue in my office as there are a multitude of health benefits associated w...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
“I swear he was going to die – he was gasping for air!” I looked down at Quincy, who was currently doing a happy dance at my feet. His tail wagged furiously.  His owner wrung he...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
I saw an adorable Pit Bull puppy in my office this week. Much has been written about this breed, most of it negative. I want to go on record as saying that as a whole, I have found Pit Bulls to b...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Some days it seems like all I do is clean and medicate ears. It should come as no surprise then that ear infections are one of the most common ailments to lead pet parents to bring their pets in for a s...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services of Petplan
Admit it! While you and your family enjoy all that Halloween candy, you feel terribly guilty when your dogs look up at you with those begging saucer eyes. They’re just dying to get their paws on ...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Don’t let your guard down yet, for flea season is not over.  (I know those of you in warmer climates know that flea season is never over!) It may be getting colder here in Pennsylvania, and...
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vet tip of the week

Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.