health tips

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

When a pet lives to play, the news that he or she needs to have a limb amputated can be devastating for pet parents. The loss of a limb is a drastic concept, and it’s OK to be upset. But rest…
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) more than half of our country’s pets are overweight or obese, and that extra weight takes a toll on furry friends’ bodies.…
Some dogs are naturally a bit bow-legged, especially those with short legs, like Basset Hounds and Dachshunds. But when pet parents observe painful curving or twisting of the long bones of the legs,…
As puppies and kittens develop in the womb, their organs often start out in one place before moving to their final spots. In male puppies and kittens, however, sometimes one or both testicles fail to…
When pets have a frolic through the fresh spring grass, they may stumble upon more than they bargained for. Bee stings occur frequently in warm weather, and depending on how your pet’s body reacts,…
Spring is the perfect season to get your backyard bird feeder up and running again, but what if your four-legged family member decides the seed is not just for the birds? While eating like a bird is…
For some pet parents, the sound of spring is the whine of the vacuum cleaner, as what seems like an unending supply of pet hair winds up on the floors and furniture! Seasonal shedding generally…
Separation anxiety is a common disorder in dogs, with one in six experiencing it at some point in their lives. This intense anxiety develops when pets become distressed because of an owner’s absence…
Indoor cats live longer than their outdoor cousins, but that doesn’t mean they can skip their annual wellness visit to the vet. Indoor cats are just as prone to developing illness as outdoor…
The holiday season brings plenty of festivities, food and fun, but it can also be a stressful time for your pets. From parties to visitors, everyone’s routine gets thrown for a loop, but if…

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