health tips

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

Being a good pet parent can sometimes mean saying no, which can be hard when those puppy-dog eyes are pleading! But for pets recovering from surgery or an injury, returning to their former glory may…
Did you know that 70% of the body’s immune system — your pet’s and your own — is located in the gastrointestinal system? That means the health of the gut directly impacts…
Just as we can fall victim to accidents (big or small), our furry family members are also occasionally in need of first aid. From stocking a pet-friendly kit to administering care in times of need,…
Congrats — you’re adopting a pet! While it’s easy to fall in love at first sight, taking a longer look can get everyone on the path to a happy life together. Set yourself up for…
Does your new furry friend have a face only a mother could love? Remember, most shelter pets haven’t come close to seeing their best days, and they may not look their best yet, either. While…
Shelter pets are given a thorough once-over by a veterinarian before they are placed up for adoption, but when you bring home a new furry family member, it still makes good sense to schedule a check-…
As pet parents, we want the best for all pets, even if they don’t live under our roof. So what’s a pet lover to do when you see a pet in need? Whether lost or injured, different…
Inappropriate elimination is the most common behavior problem seen in cats — when cats urinate or defecate outside of the litter box, it makes for a very unhappy home, indeed! But often, the problem…
Ever wondered how ants can wander all over the garden (or your kitchen!) but still find their way home? They follow the pheromones! Pheromones are chemicals that animals release to relay a message…
At a time when half the pet population is overweight or obese, it’s easy for pet parents who notice their furry friends trimming down to give them two paws up. However, on the other end of the scale…

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