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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.

Dog wearing Elizabethan collar
January 8, 2019
Nothing strikes fear into a pet parent’s eyes quicker than the sight of a veterinarian or technician approaching with the dreaded E-collar in hand. It may look a little funny, but can the Elizabethan…
Dislocated hips in pets: Signs causes and treatments
January 3, 2019
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
January 3, 2019
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
January 3, 2019
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?
January 2, 2019
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?
January 2, 2019
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…