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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
In the course of any dog’s life, little (or big) behavior hiccups are bound to happen. Whether it’s a problem with crate training, chewing, aggression or just a lapse in social graces, problem...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
  An ounce of prevention can be worth a pound of cure – and sometimes, the same amount of cash! I get asked all the time about the best ways to keep pets healthy, so without further ado, here ar...
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  • Pippa
  • Posted by Pippa Elliott on
    Guest Blogger of Petplan
Do you have what it takes to rescue a pet?   From guinea pigs to bearded dragons to cats, all my pets are rescued. First came Skate, who was terrified of his own shadow and who had survived by scav...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
If there’s one question I get asked more than any other, it has got to be “Doc, what can I do about Fluffy’s shedding? There is hair everywhere!!”   Yes, shedding, it seems,...
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Most cat lovers have been touched by kidney disease at least once in their life. I lost my beloved Freddie at age 15 to this silent killer. A new procedure using adult stem cells to facilitate kidney tran...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
I’m sure you’ve had the panic at least once that your dog or cat is choking.  Especially those of you with chow hounds who gobble up their food so quickly that sometimes they get a piece ...
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  • Nicole
  • Posted by Nicole Larocco on
    Guest Blogger of Petplan
Dog training has come a very long way over the years!  As little as 5-10 years ago, we thought that appropriate training included giving strong corrections to teach compliance and respect, and that w...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
When it comes to huge, sloppy kisses, large and giant breed dogs have got you covered—literally! Large breed dogs are often intimidating (yet somehow stately and elegant at the same time), but they ...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
  I received a question from one of our policyholders not long ago about their new puppy, Gunther. Gunther is a purebred German Shepherd.  Like all purebred German Shepherds, the policyholder k...
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While working in the clinic last week, I had one of my favorite patients (and clients) come in to see me – let’s call them Perfect Kitty and Mrs. Observant. Perfect Kitty was in for a routi...
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