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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Today, we’ll take a look at a condition that many pets – just like people! – struggle with as they get older: arthritis. Arthritis, simply put, is inflammation of the joints. There are ...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Muscle stiffness, tremors and seizures all have many possible underlying causes, but a tiny parasite could actually be the source of the issue if your dog is experiencing these symptoms. Neosporosis is a ...
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Pets don’t get old – at least they don’t know it. Yesterday, we talked about the importance of senior wellness testing. Today, we tackle nutrition. Rule 2: Consider Food and Suppl...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
If you’ve ever had a new little one in the house (be it four or two legged), chances are you’ve had more than a few sleepless nights. When you’re in the thick of raising an infant or a p...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.