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

    At-home ear cleaning is not only vital to the successful treatment of ear infections, but it can also help ward off i...  

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  • white noise

    Pets with white coats and blue eyes can be striking, but praising such pets on their pretty looks might fall on deaf ...  

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  • octave-ly speaking

    Over many thousands of years, our pets’ super senses, like sight and smell, evolved to help them locate prey an...  

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  • shaken up

    Your pet’s ears may be your favorite place to pat — but if you notice any swelling, stop stroking and lis...  

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  • beasties that bite
    Mosquitos, ticks and fleas — oh my! These creepy crawlers may be small, but they’re a big nuisance to our pe...  
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  • jaws off
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 5 million people are bitten by dogs each year, half of whom are chi...  
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  • kitty cavities
    Our feline friends are prone to a unique dental condition called feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions, otherwise...  
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  • crack a smile
    You’d think that if your pet broke a tooth, you’d know it right away, but that’s not always the c...  
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  • beyond bad breath
    You may think your pet’s foul breath just interferes with your time together (no kisses, thank you!), but it ...  
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  • debunking declawing
    For cats, scratching is an instinctual activity. It helps them sharpen and condition their claws, as well as mark t...  
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  • check out rehab (therapy!)
    If you’ve had orthopedic surgery, you know how important postoperative rehabilitation is. But did you know th...  
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  • simple cut care
    Seeing your pet hurt is upsetting, so mastering basic first aid for your furry friends’ cuts and scrapes may ...  
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  • take a complement
    Holistic or “alternative” veterinary medicine focuses on four-legged patients as a whole, and generally...  
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  • incision instruction
    After a surgical procedure, four-legged friends often need plenty of TLC. Although cuddles and kisses will certainl...  
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  • kids' paw-some playmates
    Children and pets seem to go hand in paw, but some pet parents worry that having pets around children may be unhygi...  
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  • too close for comfort
    A small dog’s bark is often bigger than his bite – but the little mouth it comes from can be the source...  
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