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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
It’s that time of year again – the time when resolutions are made. Usually, much to the pleasure of fitness clubs around the world, most resolutions involve shedding a few pounds. But not only...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
So it’s normal for us to be a little forgetful as we get older, right? While Fido isn’t going to forget where he put your car keys, he may start to have problems remembering to tell you he...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Just like us, our pets are at greater risk of heart disease as they age. And while the majority of human heart disease is caused by blockage of blood flow to the muscle of the heart itself (ischemic heart d...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Cakes, pies, cookies… no wonder Santa goes from house to house during the holidays (although we still don’t know how he fits down those chimneys). Fatty foods can do more than spoil your pet&...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
   It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The halls are decked with boughs of holly, lighted reindeer dance on the rooftop, and your pet is helping hang the stockings (or at least seeing...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Before you deck the halls (and rails, and stairs, and every other place imaginable) with flowers and plants this holiday season, you may want to know why some of your favorite foliage may actually be a disa...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
When I see older pets for wellness visits, I find it’s a great opportunity to talk about what problems we might expect in the coming years and how to be best prepared. One of the problems I bring up, ...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Some things just weren’t designed to last forever. No, I’m not talking about your dishwasher! I’m referring to the kidneys of our companion animals and, more specifically, our feline fri...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
To crate train or not to crate train, that is one of the many questions pet parents face when they bring home a new puppy! Personally, I am a huge fan of crate training. And while I understand the feeling...
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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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vet tip of the week

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