Tread Lightly - On average, it takes two acres of farmland to feed a medium-sized dog each year, and that number could be even higher for cats. To help lessen your pet’s environmental paw print, follow these tips for purchasing a pet food that’s healthy for your best friend and the planet.
Salt Away - What does sea water have in common with homemade playdough? They can both be responsible for salt toxicity in pets. To keep your pet safe and hydrated during dog days at the beach, avoid letting him lap up sea water, bring a bottle of water just for your furry friend, and offer fresh water frequently. And of course, no snacking on playdough at home!
Hard to Swallow - One out of 10 dogs has a broken tooth with direct root canal (or nerve) exposure, which can lead to intense pain, possible infection and, if left untreated, worse. Cut your dog’s risk of dental disaster with these tips from veterinary dentist Dr. Brook Niemiec.
Vets for Pets
(July blogs to boost your pet prowess!)
Fab Five - Processed foods often lose many of the nutritious benefits that make them great. Dr. Ernie Ward suggests five superfoods to feed your pet that pack a more wholesome punch.
Belly Busters - Obesity in pets is a catalyst for several dangerous medical conditions. See eight conditions made worse by obesity in this blog from Petplan VP of Veterinary Services, Dr. Jules Benson.
Cut to the Chase - Dr. Kim Smyth discusses the pros and cons of Zeuterin™, a new, non-surgical alternative to traditional neutering, on our Vets for Pets blog.
Heating Up the Headlines - Petplan’s expert advice made waves this past month in numerous headlines, with Petplan co-Founders and co-CEOs Chris and Natasha Ashton, as well as VP of Veterinary Services, Dr. Jules Benson, dishing on pertinent topics from business leadership to pet health. Natasha Ashton’s latest columns on The Huffington Post and Smart Business Online looked at preventing rabies in pets and how to create a signature corporate event. She also offered up five questions to ask when shopping for pet insurance at About.com. Chris Ashton, meanwhile, published articles on Examiner.com which looked at why pet insurance is a good employee benefit, as well as what to look for in a pet insurance provider.
Dr. Benson’s veterinary expertise was on call in a Woman’s Day article published on Yahoo!, which looked at 10 surprising human foods dogs can eat, as well as in a series of articles for Pet360.com examining pet grief, pool safety for dogs and whether cats like to be hugged! He also leant a paw to The Dog Daily to discuss the myth of the hypoallergenic dog.
Shop and Save - Help save the lives of shelter pets when you purchase a North Shore Animal League America dog hoodie for your pup.
Purr-sonal Deal - Exclusive subscription offer just for Petplan family members! Build a happier, healthier bond with your best friends.
Striking Style - Swing for the fences with this stitched dog collar featuring authentic baseball materials.
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Paw it Forward - Want to do more for animals? Volunteer your time to help animals with The Humane Society of the United States, which offers volunteer opportunities in care centers, emergency shelters, rescue, outreach and more. Visit The HSUS National Volunteer Center to learn how you can lend a paw today!