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Could the key to analyzing your pet’s health lie in the hair we vacuum from our floors each day?   Researchers say maybe. A recent discovery could allow veterinarians to quickly screen for di...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Vaccines are nothing new in veterinary medicine (or human medicine, for that matter), but the way we are using vaccines has been evolving over the last decade.  Vaccines are so important for ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC) is a big name for a very frustrating disease of the bladder and urethra in cats. Formerly known as feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) and feline urologic syndrome ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal disease that affects humans, dogs, and sometimes cats.  Also known as San Joaquin Valley Fever, coccidioidomycosis is caused by the inhalation of fungal spores.  ...
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  • Posted by Tasha McNerney on
    Guest Blogger of Petplan
Proper pain management has become an important specialty area in veterinary medicine, just as it has in human medicine. There are as many different types of pain as different ways to treat ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Thanksgiving is typically a time for thoughtful introspection as we ponder those things for which we are grateful. Family, of course. A roof over our heads, too.  While I miss my beloved dog Katie ev...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
We’ve talked about endoscopy in general, and about more specific types of endoscopies called laparoscopy and arthroscopy.  Today we’ll discuss another “scopy” called bronchosc...
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In veterinary practice, as in life, there are certain subjects that tend to make people squirm. Telling a client that his or her pet is overweight is one of these sticky situations. When it comes time to ...
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  • Posted by Nicole Larocco on
    Guest Blogger of Petplan
Sudden Onset Idiopathic Aggression (SOIA), or Rage Syndrome as it is more commonly known, is a rare but serious genetic behavioral problem in pets.   Sometimes labeled “Springer Rage,&rdqu...
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My name is David Haworth and I’m thrilled to be the newest blogger for Petplan pet insurance. Like you, I am an avid animal lover and as such, I’ve experienced firsthand the power of anim...
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