health tips

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

Let me guess — you’re probably put off by the smell of pet urine, right? But your dogs and cats couldn't disagree more! For them, urine is like social media — with just one sniff,…
There’s not much that can top bringing home a new fur baby — who can resist puppy breath and kitten cuddles? But the age at which most youngsters come home (6 to 8 weeks old) is also an…
Paralysis can be a devastating diagnosis for pet parents to hear ― but there is good news. While these injuries can be challenging, advances in veterinary care mean they don’t have to lessen…
Many pet parents have witnessed their kittens effortlessly climbing, pouncing and chasing — it can be hard to get them to sit still! But the more time passes, the more likely it is that naps in…
Splashing and swimming can be great fun for furry friends, but even expert dog-paddlers need a lifeguard on duty. Pets at play can be overwhelmed by strong currents or accidentally fall into the…
Every once in a while, you might wake up to find that your four-legged friend’s been licking a wet patch of fur all night long. The skin looks red and irritated, and then you notice a lump.…
When the weather outside is frightful, we tend to hunker down inside where temperatures are more delightful. This can translate to expanding canine waistlines during those cold winter months. But did…
Bloat (gastric dilatation and volvulus, or GDV) is a terrifying concern of all dog owners, and for good reason — bloat can have a previously healthy dog fighting for his life in a matter of…
Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) is a serious, life-threatening illness that also happens to be a frustrating nut for vets to crack. It just refuses to play by the rules! About 90% of the…
Most pet parents likely never give a single thought to their pet’s number twos — but a pet’s stool can reveal a lot about his health. While the color and consistency of a healthy…

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