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From the clinic to the dog park and beyond, Petplan's vet experts break pet health advice down into byte-sized bites.

pet insurance review daisy the dachshund
A tad too smart for her own good, Daisy the Dachshund can skillfully unzip bags and climb things that dogs her size normally can’t. Unfortunately, that can get her into trouble. “Originally, I took…
what to do if your dog runs away | how to find a lost pet
Unfortunately, 1 in 3 pets will get lost during their lifetime.* Without the proper identification, 90% of them will not return home.** Don’t let your pet become part of that statistic! Follow the…
pros and cons of pet insurance
Your pet is a member of your family, and you should never be put in a position to sacrifice care because of the cost. Pet insurance is a great way for pet parents to provide the best care possible…
preventive care plans vs pet insurance
From raiding the trash to eating dangerous plants, pets like to keep us on our toes, and their health is no exception. As pet owners, we do everything we can to give our furry family members the…
pet insurance vs pet wellness plans
The difference between pet insurance and wellness plans can be confusing for some pet owners. While pet wellness plans cover or reimburse planned costs, such as spaying or neutering and vaccines, pet…
pride parade safety for pets
June is Pride Month! If you’re one of the many pet parents heading out to celebrate universal love at a local parade, you may be wondering if it’s safe to bring your pet along. In a large crowd,…
Summer pet safety tips
With the days growing warmer and longer, it’s important to consider your pet’s safety. Follow these tips from the experts at Petplan Pet Insurance to ensure your furry loved one has a happy – and…
American animal hospital association logo
Perhaps you’ve heard of AAHA. Maybe you’re familiar with the red-and-white logo you’ve seen at your pet’s veterinary hospital. But did you know the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) helps…
pet travel tips
Summer is quickly approaching, and many pet owners are planning to hit the road with their families—human and animal—in search of a little R & R. But, before you strap Fido in his doggie harness…
What you need to know about vaccines for dogs
With measles outbreaks and speculation surrounding the potential causes of autism, vaccines have been getting a lot of attention in recent years. And, all that attention is transcending species, as…