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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services of Petplan
Is your vet your pet’s best friend? Is there a vet tech, practice manager or receptionist who has provided purr-fect service? Do you know a pet parent who is an outstanding advocate for pet health? ...
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In a recent study published in the International Journal of Environment and Waste management, behavioral scientists in the UK explored the reasons why dog walkers either did or didn’t pick up their ...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
1. Heartworm disease is not as common in cats as it is in dogs, but it isn’t a rare disease. In heartworm endemic areas, feline heartworm disease is more common than both feline leukemia and f...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
I cannot count the number of times pet owners have told me, “My cat is indoors only – she doesn’t need to go to the vet.” While your indoor cat is certainly safer from infectio...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Protecting your pet from accidental poisonings can be a difficult task with so many hidden hazards around your house. Here are the top ones you'll want to watch out for - and keep far away from curious paws...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Cats and dogs go about diabetes completely differently; while dogs almost always require insulin injections to manage their blood sugar levels, cats have the equivalent of type 2 diabetes in humans. &nb...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Some illnesses are more urgent than others, and often the severity of these cases are obvious – uncontrolled vomiting or visibly broken bones. Still, other conditions may be seen as borderline, ...
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Our fight against cancer is almost always personal. Ironically, the lives of pets have become markedly longer and healthier because of leash laws, routine vaccinations, improved veterinary care and even p...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Many of us had a particularly harsh winter that seemed never ending, so it is with great joy that I look forward to Memorial Day and the start of a nice, warm summer. While the final Sunday in May is comm...
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I’ve learned a few things during the past 22 years practicing veterinary medicine. I’ve learned to always be polite, no matter how curt a pet owner may act. A good vet listens, looks, and feel...
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vet tip of the week

Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.