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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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  • Jules
  • 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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  • Jules
  • 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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  • Dr. Nina
  • 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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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
This time of the year I get one question more than any other, “Can you recommend a kennel?” With families going away for the holidays, there is always the question of whether to tak...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Buzz was the picture of misery when I saw him yesterday. The nine-month-old German Shepherd puppy, usually so bouncy and happy, was laying at his owner’s feet with his head on his paws. He looke...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
I know Thanksgiving is coming up (as if the rows of 30 lb turkeys at the store weren’t a subtle hint), and we all like to indulge our pets, but before you make up a special plate for your four-l...
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