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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.

does pet insurance cover IVDD? | Dachshund laying in bed with owner
March 20, 2020
Intervertebral disk disease (IVDD) is a scary and often costly condition that occurs in both dogs and cats. Pet insurance may be able to take on some of the financial burden so you can opt for the…
how to keep your dog quiet when working from home
March 18, 2020
Almost every dog practices some form of attention-seeking behavior: from a sharp bark if you’re late for serving dinner, to that tennis ball being dropped into your lap 33 times in a row. These…
are essential oils safe for pets? | cat sniffing essential oil diffuser
March 16, 2020
Pet parents may be tempted to mask the smell of kitty litter, wet fur or other common pet odors with fragrant essential oils, but be warned: These popular deodorizers pose serious health risks to our…
signs and treatment options for knee injuries in dogs | dog walking on leash on a trail
March 12, 2020
Knee injuries in dogs are a common problem many pet owners face over the course of their pet's life. One of the most common orthopedic injuries to the knee that veterinarians see in the clinic…
Young couple kissing Beagle dog | Why should I get pet insurance?
March 11, 2020
Every pet should be protected with pet insurance. After all, a policy could mean the difference between providing your best friend with life-saving veterinary care and making a difficult decision…
Can Dogs Eat Asparagus? | dog looking at owner making salad with fresh vegetables
March 5, 2020
Pet owners naturally want their pets to eat a well-balanced diet, but is it wise to give our pets asparagus to eat? Probably not. Served raw, asparagus can be tough to eat and cause stomach distress…