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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.

Obesity in pets | How to help pet's lose weight | Pet obesity awareness day
October 3, 2019
Updated October 2, 2019 National Pet Obesity Awareness Day held in early October every year, and that makes it the perfect time to talk about this growing problem. Not only is nearly half of the…
does pet insurance cover pre-existing conditions?
October 1, 2019
Pre-existing conditions in pets can be confusing to understand, especially when seeking pet insurance coverage. Many people believe that if a pet has a pre-existing condition they cannot…
spotted lanterfly
September 27, 2019
  If you live in the Northeastern US, chances are you’ve encountered the spotted lanternfly, or as scientists refer to it, the Lycorma delicatula. Winged, spotted, and terribly large, these…
pet insurance for older dogs
September 25, 2019
  Many pet parents may think that pet insurance is only worth considering if you have a new puppy, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. From cataracts to periodontal disease and diabetes,…
What diagnostic tests are covered by pet insurance? | Petplan
September 12, 2019
  A sick pet can be worrisome and challenging, because they can’t communicate their symptoms. That’s when pet parents turn to their veterinarians who are skilled to identify illnesses and…
cat with pet insurance getting emergency care
September 10, 2019
Our pets can’t communicate when they are unwell – it’s our responsibility to recognize when they need help. Because of this, it’s always best to take your pet to the vet when you suspect something is…