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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.

North Shore Animal League of America Overcomes COVID-19 | two parents with their newly adopted dog from North Shore Animal League of America
June 2, 2020
While COVID-19 has forced many businesses to suspend operations until further notice, shelters like North Shore Animal League of America have continued to find forever homes for pets in need. We…
liver shunts in dogs and cats
May 29, 2020
To understand how liver shunts affect pets, it helps to understand a little bit about the normal function of the liver. In a healthy pet, venous blood from the intestines passes through the liver,…
What Is The Best Insurance Plan For Dogs and Puppies? | mom and son playing with their two doodle dogs outside
May 29, 2020
Taking care of a new dog or puppy is a big job – one that is equal parts exciting and expensive. By choosing the best pet insurance, your dog and your wallet will be protected against common injuries…
cytopoint allergy treatment for dogs
May 28, 2020
Got a pup with an itch that can't be scratched? Great news: a novel, non-pharmaceutical pruritus treatment called Cytopoint has been approved in the U.S., promising to relieve itching in millions of…
See Why One Pet Parent Switched From Nationwide to Petplan | pet owners on bed with their pet Pugs
May 27, 2020
When Amy and her husband Sean adopted June Pug, a beautiful Fawn Pug, they knew they wanted to protect their furry family member with pet insurance. The two settled on a Nationwide pet insurance…
sago palm toxicity in pets
May 27, 2020
Being a practicing veterinarian along the Northern East Coast states, I see a lot of certain diseases (like Lyme disease, for instance), but there’s one serious malady I am glad I don’t see very…