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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
  I received a question from one of our policyholders not long ago about their new puppy, Gunther. Gunther is a purebred German Shepherd.  Like all purebred German Shepherds, the policyholder k...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services of Petplan
Your dog gets the best of everything. High-quality food, fresh air, exercise, and of course, loves -- what more could she need?   Other than comprehensive pet insurance, dogs really benefit ...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services of Petplan
It’s spring, which means it’s time to get out the spade, the shovel and the gardening gloves. A quick trip to the store for bulbs, seeds, and mulch and you’re on your way.    J...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services of Petplan
Emergencies can happen at any time. Lucky for your pets, you’re ready for anything. As their personal "Pet First-Aider" you make it your responsibility to keep a handy pet first aid kit well-stocked a...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
You’ve sat down with your family, examined your finances and free time, and finally made the decision: you’re going to get a pet!  Making the decision to add a new pet to the family also m...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Today is World Spay Day, and 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...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services of Petplan
Let’s face it: cancer is never a good word to hear. While you’re probably used to hearing it being applied to diseases in people, we should all be aware that cancer can affect our pets too...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Playing ball in the backyard? Catching Frisbees in the fields? Chasing a puck in the pasture? (Enough alliteration yet?) Regular exercise for you and your pet is a must, but be aware that your can...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
As we discussed in our blog post about Cushing’s disease, problems can occur when there is an overproduction of the steroid hormone cortisol.  Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal gland ...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal gland, which sits next to the kidney.  Cortisol is also stored in the adrenal gland, and is released in response to stress to help our bodies cope.  B...
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