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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 and cat laying near Christmas tree | 2018 holiday pet gift guide
Our pets bring us so much joy, we’d do anything to keep them healthy and happy — especially around the holidays. If you’re looking for the perfect present to show your furry family some love, you’re…
Golden Retriever puppy dressed up in coat in the snow | When to dress your pet and how to do it safely
When Jack Frost comes calling, you may not be the only one dreading the outdoors. Some furry friends are more dogged by the cold than others, and when it’s chilly outside, you might wonder if a coat…
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…
How cold is too cold for your dog? | Petplan
A common question this time of year is, “How cold is too cold for a dog?” The answer is a bit complicated, but thankfully, the good folks at Tufts University already developed a system for animal…
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…
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…