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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Don’t let your guard down yet - flea season is not over! (I know those of you in warmer climates know that flea season is never over!) In fact, I have seen some of my worst flea- infested patien...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
If you’re a regular reader of my posts, you know that my mixed breed dog, Katie, was the apple of my eye for 15 wonderful years before she died. Dealing with the death of a beloved pet is so very ...
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Like many, I’ve been riveted, heartbroken, and concerned as updates of the most recent Ebola pandemic have overtaken the evening news, social media, and workplace conversations. The tragic case of the...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
I was recently at a continuing education lecture and the vibrant speaker said something that really stuck with me. He quoted a study that found that 93% of people said that they would risk their lives to ...
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As an expert in pet weight loss and nutrition, I’m constantly looking at cutting edge research for insights into treating pet obesity. Occasionally I run across a paper that starts out fascinating b...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
We don’t often think about our pet’s exposure to UV light, but it’s an important factor to consider year-round, especially for pets who spend a lot of time outdoors (these crisp autumn d...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
We humans have many ribbons to wordlessly express our own personal challenges: pink ribbons are synonymous with breast cancer, black ribbons are universally meant to honor the dead and a myriad other ri...
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The entire Petplan family was saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend, world-renowned veterinary behaviorist Dr. Sophia Yin. For many years, Dr. Yin was a frequent contributor to our &ldquo...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Everyone’s tired of hearing about the flu. After this past flu season, it’s hard to even hear the word without thinking about all the people you know that have missed work or school because of f...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Is feeding raw food to our pets worth the risk? Many veterinarians don’t think so, and now the United States Food and Drug Administration agrees. The FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine conducted a t...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.