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Expert pet health tips purr-fect for any walk of life from Petplan’s team of veterinary experts.
  • 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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  • might be mites

    You notice your pet ceaselessly scratching his ear, and you immediately think, “ear infection.” You could...  

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  • clean & clear

    At-home ear cleaning is not only vital to the successful treatment of read more »

  • octave-ly speaking

    Over many thousands of years, our pets’ super senses, like sight and smell, evolved to help them locate prey an...  

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  • white noise

    Pets with white coats and blue eyes can be striking, but praising such pets on their pretty looks might fall on deaf ...  

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  • shaken up

    Your pet’s ears may be your favorite place to pat — but if you notice any swelling, stop stroking and lis...  

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