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  • 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 b...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • 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 s...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services 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
Don’t let your guard down yet, for flea season is not over.  (I know those of you in warmer climates know that flea season is never over!) It may be getting colder here in Pennsylvania, and...
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  • 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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  • Dr. Nina
  • 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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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
When was the last time you reached for an aspirin? Was it this morning when yesterday’s workout was catching up to you?  Or was it for that knee pain that still haunts you from an old sport...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
I was headed out for a walk tonight when I heard my neighbors frantically canvassing the neighborhood yelling for their beagle (once they start to follow their nose it is anyone’s guess where they cou...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.