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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
There are a meow-llion reasons why we’re thankful for our pets: they’re here for us when we need a cuddle, they listen when we need a friend and they bring joy to our lives every day. But when...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
When it comes to things that make our pets sick in this country, there are no hard and fast rules. There are diseases that affect both dogs and cats throughout the country (rabies, for example), some that...
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If you’re even the least bit familiar with me, you know my fight against pet and human obesity. I’m into preventing disease, extending longevity and improving quality of life – which can...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
If you and your pets spend a lot of time outdoors, especially in late summer and early fall, it is important that you know about a disease that peaks around this time: leptospirosis.   Leptospirosi...
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My dad gave me my values, principles, work ethic, spiritual beliefs, humility and drive to succeed. He taught me to treat everyone with respect, offer help when it was needed - not asked for - and how to ...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Can dogs eat carrots, or will it turn them into wascawwy wabbits faster than you can say “Elmer Fudd”?   In exciting news for dog owners, you don’t have to shove those crunchy ro...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
There’s zero debate in the vet and pet-owner community about whether vitamin C has a paws-itive benefit for dogs: it does! But can dogs eat oranges to get their vitamin C fix, or should you stick to...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Can dogs eat grapes? It’s a timely question: with holiday baking season almost here, you and your four-pawed friend may have visions of oatmeal-raisin cookies dancing in your heads! But before you s...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
The only thing more delicious than a fresh, ripe banana is the smile on your canine companion’s face when you offer her a bite. But can dogs actually eat bananas? What happens when they do? When y...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Will an apple a day keep the veterinarian away? As you enjoy autumn apple picking, cider drinking, and (of course) pies, you may want to know if your dog can get in on the action. Can dogs eat apples? We ...
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vet tip of the week

Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.