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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…
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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…
Pet insurance provider joins coalition to make animal shelters throughout the nation no-kill by 2025 Newtown Square, PA (February 27, 2018) – Petplan pet insurance announced today that it…
As a pet parent, you're used to planning ahead for your pet, but would you be prepared to evacuate in the case of a disaster? Would you plan to take your pets with you? The aftermath of…
Petplan compares common qualities — and injuries — of athletes and animals Newtown Square, PA (February 15, 2018) – Our furry friends have more in common with Team USA’s…
Cleveland Browns Defensive Lineman and Animal Health Advocate Danny Shelton Named Petplan’s 2018 Pet Parent of the Year Pet insurance provider to honor Shelton’s contributions at…
Have you ever seen your dog or cat munching on a plant and thought, “Hmmm…could that be toxic?” I have good news—there’s an app for that. The ASPCA has thoughtfully…
You’d never think about going on a road trip (or even just driving down the street) without buckling your seatbelt or making sure your kids are strapped into their seats. So why is it so common to…
*/ Late last year, we lost our beloved 15½ year old Sandy after a year-long battle with kidney failure. Sandy’s last month, while precious beyond measure, was filled with the daily stress of…