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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Did you know that February is Responsible Pet Owner Month? Here are the top 10 ways that you can be a responsible pet parent!   1)   The very best way to be a responsible pet parent start...
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If you’ve worked around animals as long as I have, you learn a few things – like give plenty of respect to tortie and tricolor cats. Turns out I’m not alone in these observations. Rese...
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Every dog wants to be the master of his domain! And every single day (except for Sunday) in your dog’s eyes, an intruder comes to your house and tries to break in. Thankful for you and your belong...
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    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
There is no doubt that Golden Retrievers are a popular dog in America. According to the American Kennel Club, the Golden Retriever ranked 3rd in popularity for the last two years (the Labrador Retriever t...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
The big game is nearly upon us! While you plan your football party menu, keep your four-legged fans in mind. Many of the foods (and drinks!) that are synonymous with the big game could spell trouble for...
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    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Think about all the work that you put into your own teeth: you brush twice a day, you floss (or you should be flossing) and you might even use a fluoride rinse every night. Even with all that work, you ...
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Cats are curious critters. They’re fiercely independent, notably nocturnal and difficult to discern. In other words, they’re probably cleverer than most humans. Here are some of the most com...
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You’re probably familiar with malaria, yellow fever, dengue, Chikungunya and West Nile virus. The latest unwelcome addition to this mosquito-borne disease list is Zika virus. Here are five things ...
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    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
The first months you spend with your puppy set the tone for the next 10 to 15 years (or more, if you’re really, really lucky), so teaching good behavior now is key to having the dog of your dreams...
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Does “premium” and “gourmet” actually mean anything when it comes to your pet’s food? Are “natural” and “organic” foods really healthier? When it come...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.