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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services 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
    VP Veterinary Services 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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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services 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
    VP Veterinary Services 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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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services 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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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services 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
    VP Veterinary Services 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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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services of Petplan
The first rule of being a pet parent is that it’s never wrong to call or bring your pet in to see the vet if you feel something is wrong. Remember, you’re the one who knows your pet best; if you...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
“Core” vaccines, vaccines that all puppies should get regardless of their lifestyle, are an important step in protecting the health of your young best friends. In addition, there are also some...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services of Petplan
Table manners aside, your dog’s urgent eating style simply won’t do. Gulping down breakfast is not only a choking risk, but, in some cases, can increase the risk of a life-threatening conditio...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.