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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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  • Dr. Nina
  • 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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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
“I swear he was going to die – he was gasping for air!” I looked down at Quincy, who was currently doing a happy dance at my feet. His tail wagged furiously.  His owner wrun...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
I saw an adorable Pit Bull puppy in my office this week. Much has been written about this breed, most of it negative. I want to go on record as saying that as a whole, I have found Pit Bulls to be ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Some days it seems like all I do is clean and medicate ears. It should come as no surprise then that ear infections are one of the most common ailments to lead pet parents to bring their pets in for a...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Admit it! While you and your family enjoy all that Halloween candy, you feel terribly guilty when your dogs look up at you with those begging saucer eyes. They’re just dying to get their paws on ...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Ben was practically begging me to write a blog about him tonight as he attempted to stare me into taking him for a walk. I think Ben is the coolest dog I have ever met. We got him as a rescue over four year...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Monday was a tough, sad day.  I euthanized Chloe, a dog that I had been taking care of for several months.  Chloe had lymphoma, but her owner had opted not to treat her.  Instead she made s...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
When we adopted our cat, Dexter, he was typical of pretty much every other stray kitten in the world.  He was cute (of course), and playful, but he was also snotty and sneezy, and unfortunately already...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
  There was a mangy fox in my backyard yesterday. And by mangy I mean bald, itchy and miserable looking.  My dogs were going bananas to get outside, and luckily for all involved the fox ran off...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.