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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.

Dislocated hips in pets: Signs causes and treatments
Updated February 21, 2019 Though nearly perfect in design, the hip joint is not without its weaknesses – especially in dogs predisposed to hip dysplasia and those with shallow sockets. Even the…
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 health insurance, many pet parents still find themselves with questions. Here’s a primer on some common pet…
Fluffy white puppy being examined by veterinarian
You love your furry family members and you want to give them the best. But when the budget is tight, it can be hard to factor your four-legged friends into your finances. And while it can be…
Cute mixed breed puppy in grass | What does pet insurance cover?
Modern veterinarians can do extraordinary things to help sick and injured pets, but the costs of veterinary procedures can rival those of human medical treatments. When faced with expensive treatment…
Woman with Pug on her lap submitting pet insurance claim | How do I use my pet insurance?
Wondering how pet insurance works? You're not alone. Much like us, our four-legged family members can get sick when we least expect it. In fact, 1 in 3 pets need unexpected veterinary care each year1…
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…
Young couple kissing Beagle dog | Why should I get pet insurance?
Why should I get pet insurance? How much does pet insurance cost? Is pet insurance worth it? When new furry family members join a household, many pet owners face these practical questions for the…
dog and cat laying near Christmas tree | 2018 holiday pet gift guide
Our pets bring us so much joy and comfort, 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…
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…