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    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Gazing into your pet’s eyes -- it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. As a pet parent, it’s one of your top priorities. After all, regular home eye exams are the first step i...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
It’s so unfair. Your dog can roll in dirt and still her fur looks fabulous. What’s her secret? A healthy  scalp, of course. Naturally shiny fur is the hallmark of a thriving pup. ...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Pop Quiz:  When was the last time you brushed your pet’s teeth? Yes…actually brushed them, with a pet toothbrush and toothpaste (poultry or fish flavor, anyone?).  If the answer is ...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Your kitty cat must be exhausted. All that basking in the sunshine and batting at butterflies takes a lot out of a cat. No wonder she can’t be bothered to worry about her health and safety. Good thi...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
If your dog should shed more pounds than fur, then read on.  Running or biking together is an excellent way to trim down, tone up and boost your bond. Even better, you get to work out with the world&...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Twenty little toes and no pedicures – how do our pets manage? With sizzling sidewalks, rocky camp sites and backyard foxtails, those sweet feet need extra love during the summer months. Lucky fo...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
If your dogs are anything like ours, they’re probably booked through summer. With all the doggie playdates, grooming appointments and weekend hikes, it’s a wonder there’s time for th...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Today marks the inaugural Pet Fire Safety Day.  The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) announced that it partnered with the American Kennel Club (AKC) and ADT Security Services in an effort to help...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
With the dog days of summer upon us, many pet parents will be planning a few days by the sea. If your dog enjoys a day at the shore or lakeside as much as you do, here are a few tips to make it a fun ou...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
One of Petplan’s own was recently featured as a guest blogger on lovethydog.com. She wrote a great piece on pet seat belt safety that I just had to share.    "Hi! My name is Amy.  I ...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.