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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.

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…
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…
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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…
Preparing pets for natural disaster
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 Hurricane…