health tips

Expert pet health tips purr-fect for any walk of life from Petplan’s team of veterinary experts.

Snuggling a furry heat source can be the antidote to a frigid day, but when that’s not enough you need extra heat sources to keep your pack toasty. If your furnace doesn’t cut it, consider your pet…
Does your pet have breath not even Cupid could love? Get his teeth in top condition for Valentine’s Day kisses! Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition veterinarians see in…
When the snowflakes start falling, it’s not unusual to see “flurries” in your pet’s fur. Forced air heating coupled with low humidity in your home can make for one flaky pet…
Winter in northern climates presents a bevy of health hazards for pets. From antifreeze to snow blindness, the drop in mercury keeps pet owners on their toes. But even for the lucky who live in more…
As pets age or suffer certain medical conditions, they can experience loss of vision, hearing or even loss of a limb. If your pet experiences this kind of physical change, it’s important to ease his…
Thanks in part to advancing veterinary medicine, our four-legged friends are living longer than ever. But as your pet reaches her “golden years,” you may notice behavior changes that…
If you have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Weimaraner, you’ll want to pay close attention to this. These two breeds are particularly prone to a condition called syringomyelia, which also (less…
Imagine how hard it would be to follow the rules if the signs kept changing. If one day a stop sign meant “Stop,” and the next day it meant, “Go,” you’d be pretty confused about what to do. The same…
Picture that classic scene of a carefree dog and his owner traveling down life’s big open road together. The dog is gleefully peeking out the window, mouth open, ears flapping in the wind. But…
We all have days when we don’t want to get out of bed, and our four-legged family members are no exception. Sometimes the bed is just too cozy to leave! But if your pet is habitually sleeping…

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