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  • Posted by Nicole Larocco on
    Guest Blogger of Petplan
Dogs can present mouthy behavior for many reasons. Some of the most common include puppy teething (only up until about 6 months of age!), frustration, overexcitement or simply because they’ve never ...
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A client recently asked me, “What makes a great pet?” It caught me off-guard. Truth is, I’d never really given it much thought. All pets are great, right? Some pets are truly incre...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Conjunctivitis is something you’re probably quite familiar with if you have kids.  Or maybe you remember having “pink eye” as a child yourself.  Either way, you know that the c...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Septicemia, or sepsis, is a dangerous condition in pets in which infective organisms invade the bloodstream.  Otherwise known as blood poisoning, sepsis occurs when localized infections spread and be...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Lymph nodes are organs found throughout the body that play a key role in the body’s immune response to foreign invaders. When lymph nodes are inflamed due to illness, they increase in size and can b...
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As I was bundling up my kids for school the other day, it occurred to me that we may forget to think about our four-legged children on chilly days like these.  With the recent cold front that has...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Just like humans, dogs and cats get arthritis. We’ve touched numerous times on osteoarthritis (or degenerative joint disease) in both dogs and cats, covering what it entails, why it happens, and how...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
We never want to imagine a scenario where a pet needs cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but if you find your pet non-responsive without a pulse, knowing how to jump in and help may save your pet’...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
When we discuss treatment options for the various illnesses that may affect our pets, invariably fluid therapy comes up. The fluid we give pets when they are sick is generally normal saline fluid, sometim...
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  • Nicole
  • Posted by Nicole Larocco on
    Guest Blogger of Petplan
It happens more than you think; a new dog is adopted or purchased, and several days (or even weeks) later, their owners suspect they may be deaf. At first many owners panic, wondering how they are ever go...
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