• Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
It’s the time of year for packing lunches, shoving kids on the bus and no longer having to hear how bored they are for the millionth time. Hooray! But (isn’t there always a but?), it’s...
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Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Nicole Larocco-Skeehan (pictured above with her dog, Uluru) weighs in on some common training questions and gives the dish on her rewarding (and sometimes crazy!) job...
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Punishment – whether it is directly physical or something hands-off like noise – is never a good tool to train a pet. Intimidating or causing a dog or cat physical discomfort can be incredib...
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Obedience classes can be a fun way for your dog to learn to work through common distractions like people and other dogs, brush up on good manners and maybe even make some new friends! But what do you do...
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As you prepare your family for the upcoming school year, don’t forget your pets. Those lazy days of summer are soon to be interrupted by early morning chaos and frenzy, creating anxiety in many dogs...
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Some dogs (and cats) literally worry themselves sick while you’re away – shredding sofas, scratching floors and inhaling throw pillows as a nervous attempt to hightail it out of the house. S...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
It’s about time to break out the backpacks, sharpen those pencils and get back into the swing of the school season. For most families, that means an end to the laid back days of summer and the sta...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
As technology marches along, there’s a whole new generation of cats that are being denied one of the simple pleasures of cat life: sleeping on top of the television. As mammoth televisions are bei...
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Every 20 seconds, somewhere in America a fire department is responding to a fire, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Any fire is a tragedy; it’s even more devastating wh...
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Having a pool can help your whole family beat the heat, dogs included! Some dogs are natural swimmers, like Labrador Retrievers, Portuguese Water Dogs and Poodles. But even if it doesn’t come natu...
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