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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.

dog on bed | 4 benefits of beds for dogs
*This content is sponsored by our friends at Tall Tails. If you’ve ever lived with a dog, you know that one of the first choices that pet parents must make after inviting a new furry friend into the…
Police K9 in grass | National Police Dog Foundation Grant winners
This year, Petplan pet insurance welcomes 50 new working police dogs to its pack of protected pets. Thanks to a joint effort with the National Police Dog Foundation, the company was able to offer…
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As we've seen with Hurricane Harvey, natural disasters like hurricanes can be devastating for families and animals alike, but being prepared in advance can help you remain calm in the face of danger…
dog getting examined by a veterinarian | pet insurance plan basics | Petplan
Scratching your head over pet insurance? You’re not alone. Even after researching pet insurance, many pet parents still find themselves with questions. Here’s a primer on some common pet insurance…
Cat looking at a stack of money | How much does pet insurance cost? | Petplan
Pet insurance can prevent major budget calamities — should your pet require a $10,000 surgery, it could be covered with minimal out-of-pocket costs to you. Millions of people trust pet insurance to…
Woman showing appreciation for dog | Is pet insurance worth it? | Petplan
Our pets are nothing if not unpredictable. We can’t predict when our cats will jolt from a dead sleep and launch an attack at a blank spot on the wall, or when their delight at receiving belly rubs…
good news for traveling pets!
If you love traveling with your pet, I have two pieces of really good news! Recently, in a rare “bi-paw-tisan” moment, House legislators approved an Amtrak funding bill that will allow some pets…
Dog sitting in a grass field | Can dogs eat tomatoes? | Are tomatoes bad for dogs? | Petplan
With their regal red appearance and sweet aroma, tomatoes can be an appealing snack to a hungry dog — or one looking to destroy the family garden. And while you’d probably be pretty angry if your dog…
on the uptick
Lyme disease tops claims for April as tick-borne illness numbers continue to rise As warmer weather leads pets and their people outdoors, pet insurance claims from this same time last year offer an…
After raising more than $50,000, K-9 grant program expanded to include 50 dogs in 2018 Newtown Square, PA (February 21, 2018) – Petplan pet insurance announced that 50 working police dogs will…