home / pet health + safety / healthy bytes / vets for pets blog
  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
The first rule of being a pet parent is that it’s never wrong to call or bring your pet in to see the vet if you feel something is wrong. Remember, you’re the one who knows your pet best; if you...
Read More | Comments (0)
  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
“Core” vaccines, vaccines that all puppies should get regardless of their lifestyle, are an important step in protecting the health of your young best friends. In addition, there are also some...
Read More | Comments (0)
  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Table manners aside, your dog’s urgent eating style simply won’t do. Gulping down breakfast is not only a choking risk, but, in some cases, can increase the risk of a life-threatening conditio...
Read More | Comments (0)
  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
You know how we always hope someone would tell us if we had bad breath? Well, your pet’s counting on you to be that true friend. Act accordingly by brushing up on the importance of cat and dog d...
Read More | Comments (0)
  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
As a cat owner, you know that your feline can be finicky at times – even when it comes to her cat litter. While there's no shortage of litter options on the store shelves, how do you know which litter...
Read More | Comments (0)
  • 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 ...
Read More | Comments (0)
  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
The holidays are just around the corner, and its certainly not the first for your senior pet. But what do you get the pet that has given you everything?  Your senior pet has received his fair shar...
Read More | Comments (0)
  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Your pet, of course! It’s not always easy being green, but at Petplan, we believe it’s definitely worth it. We’re committed to helping animals and the earth by reducing our carbon paw pr...
Read More | Comments (0)
  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
The Culture Clash Why Does Dog-Fighting Persist in a Pet-Loving Country? Inside the Culture Clash over America’s Animals. By Michael Schaffer For pet lovers, the 21st century can seem like the ...
Read More | Comments (0)
  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Summer may be out but fleas and ticks are still in (and possibly on your pets). Many pet owners tend to forget about these irritating little creatures once the weather gets cooler and the leaves begin to ...
Read More | Comments (0)
our bloggers
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
Chris AshtonCo-Founder and Co-CEO of Petplan Pet Insurance
vet tip of the week

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