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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
We had a rabies scare in our office a few days ago. Again.  This time, it was an unvaccinated outdoor cat was brought in after developing neurologic signs that caused concern in two women and a small...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Yesterday, one of my colleagues voiced to me his frustration about the fear of sedation.  He wanted to sedate a dog in order to properly flush its badly infected ears.  This would be the medically...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
We’ve all heard the expression “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” But what about “man’s best friend?”  A patient of mine, Lola, lives with a lo...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Every Monday here at Petplan, I receive a list of the week’s more unusual pet insurance claims. This week, two of these jumped out at me because they were for a relatively unusual breed: the Vi...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
A common question asked of me (and I suspect all vets) by friends, family and complete and utter strangers is, “What breed of dog would you get, if you had a choice?” Now, my normal answer is a ...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
It's a staggering statistic, but one in three pets will get lost during their lifetime. Without identification, 90% of them will not return home. In fact, according to The Humane Society of the United State...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
The sun is shining, the sky is blue, and chances are, every time you are out in the garden, your dog is right there beside you, putting all four of his green paws to work on your flower beds. Over the pas...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
From time-to-time, you may have leftover medications following a treatment for your pet’s illness or injury.  While it is sometimes appropriate to keep leftover medication for possible future u...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
I think by now we’ve all seen the funny email detailing how to pill a cat (Step five is “After retrieving the pill from the goldfish bowl and the cat from the top of the wardrobe…&rdquo...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Our main priority as responsible pet owners is to give our four-legged companions the best life possible. Sometimes that means helping them cope with pain or discomfort in the best and most compassionate wa...
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