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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Thunderstorms may be exciting to watch, but for dogs who are thunder phobic, even a storm far off on the radar can ruin their entire afternoon.   Sometimes, but not always, storm phobias and...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Did you know that February is Responsible Pet Owner Month? Here are the top 10 ways that you can be a responsible pet parent!   1)   The very best way to be a responsible pet parent start...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Most of us are familiar with the "12 days of Christmas" jingle often heard this time of the year, in which someone's true love gives to them an ark's worth of animals – from calling birds to French he...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer 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. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Don’t let your guard down yet - flea season is not over! (I know those of you in warmer climates know that flea season is never over!) In fact, I have seen some of my worst flea- infested patien...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Everyone’s tired of hearing about the flu. After this past flu season, it’s hard to even hear the word without thinking about all the people you know that have missed work or school because of f...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
There’s no denying that cats are terrific pets.  They are self-sufficient, quiet and world class cuddlers. Of course they are opinionated, bossy and self centered too! Living with a cat is kind...
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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
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer 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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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer 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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