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Expert pet health tips purr-fect for any walk of life from Petplan’s team of veterinary experts.
  • scents of soothing
    Ever wondered how ants can wander all over the garden (or your kitchen!) but still find their way home? They follow...  
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  • potty time
    Inappropriate elimination is the most common behavior problem seen in cats — when cats urinate or defecate ou...  
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  • lightening up
    At a time when half the pet population is overweight or obese, it’s easy for pet parents who notice their fur...  
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  • plan for span
    While you may think your pet has special super powers (“Super Sloppy Kisses Pup” or “The Marvelou...  
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  • beam me up
    If the word “laser” conjures images of sci-fi ray guns and the like, you’re living in the past. V...  
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  • claw control
    Your cat may seem perfectly domesticated, but she still possesses many of her natural instincts. Pouncing on your f...  
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  • slip of the tongue
    Lick granulomas (or acral lick granulomas) are chronic skin lesions in dogs caused by — you guessed it &mdash...  
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  • pass on gas
    Our furry friends have so many endearing qualities, especially the way they love us unconditionally. But some pets ...  
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  • hot marks the spot
    A hot spot is a rapidly progressing skin lesion that dogs actually inflict upon themselves. These occur when someth...  
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  • talk some scents
    You know how certain scents can trigger feelings and memories? When I smell freshly cut grass, for instance, I reme...  
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  • a natural fit

    Going to work can be a chore for pet parents, but your dog might disagree. In fact, four-legged friends who aren&rsqu...  

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  • train like a pro

    Your dog may not be a working or sporting breed, but he can still play with the big dogs! Activities like Schutzhund,...  

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  • playing it safe

    Play builds healthy bodies and minds. But whether your pet is chasing a Frisbee® or a laser beam, supervision is ...  

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  • game changers

     

    Over the course of your pet’s lifetime, you’ll rack up hours of fun and frolic, which help...  

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  • on the road

    Whether heading off to work or out to play, pet parents love bringing four-legged family members along for the ride. ...  

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  • back to school

    Back-to-school season is an exciting time for the family, but it can be disruptive, distressing and even dangerous fo...  

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