health tips

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

hot spots in dogs
February 27, 2014
A hot spot is a rapidly progressing skin lesion that dogs actually inflict upon themselves. These occur when something irritates the skin, causing the dog to scratch, lick or chew one area until it…
aromatherapy thumbnail
February 27, 2014
You know how certain scents can trigger feelings and memories? When I smell freshly cut grass, for instance, I remember the joyful, carefree summer evenings of my childhood. Aromatherapy plays on…
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December 4, 2013
Your dog may not be a working or sporting breed, but he can still play with the big dogs! Activities like Schutzhund, agility, tracking and flyball are growing in popularity, and many breeds can…
dog
December 4, 2013
Going to work can be a chore for pet parents, but your dog might disagree. In fact, four-legged friends who aren't suitably occupied may take it upon themselves to get a job — like rearranging your…
playing it safe
December 4, 2013
Play builds healthy bodies and minds. But whether your pet is chasing a Frisbee® or a laser beam, supervision is essential to ensure playtime stays safe.   take charge of toytime No toy is…
December 4, 2013
Over the course of your pet’s lifetime, you’ll rack up hours of fun and frolic, which helps both of you bond and relax. But when your pet grows tired of her favorite pastimes, try adding…