health tips

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

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May 20, 2014
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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May 20, 2014
If the word “laser” conjures images of sci-fi ray guns and the like, you’re living in the past. Veterinarians have increasingly been using therapeutic lasers to treat a variety of ailments in our…
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May 20, 2014
While you may think your pet has special super powers (“Super Sloppy Kisses Pup” or “The Marvelous Midnight Pouncer Kitty,” anyone?), the power of concentration is likely to be low on your pet’s list…
February 27, 2014
Your cat may seem perfectly domesticated, but she still possesses many of her natural instincts. Pouncing on your feet in the middle of the night, for example, is a throwback to the nights her…
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February 27, 2014
Lick granulomas (or acral lick granulomas) are chronic skin lesions in dogs caused by — you guessed it — incessant licking. What makes them frustrating for pet parents and veterinarians alike is that…
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February 27, 2014
Our furry friends have so many endearing qualities, especially the way they love us unconditionally. But some pets have another, less lovable trait: the ability to clear a room with their gas.…