• Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
A rather new seizure phenomenon has been described in some cats recently, and it’s got a lot of veterinary professionals scratching their heads. Termed feline audiogenic reflex seizures (or FARS),...
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Sunny Orlando is just the ticket for pooches who love to soak up some rays while out on the town. And though your furry friend can’t discover Disney or see SeaWorld with you, there’s plenty of...
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Few phrases make dogs more excited than “Wanna go for a walk?” And for good reasons! Walking is super exercise with tons of benefits, not limited to the obvious release of pent-up energy. Wa...
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Give me a movie about animals and I’m as happy as a Lab in a tennis ball factory. I’m especially fond of movies that share a heartwarming message or lesson about pet health. Here are five th...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Pets offer numerous benefits to children, from boosting their self-image to providing defense against allergies. It sounds like a no-brainer, but having a pet is also a big responsibility. When your two...
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You know the old saying: Early to bed and owning a pet makes you healthy, wealthy and wise. OK, maybe I added the pet part, but it’s true. We’ve known for decades that owning a pet can impro...
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Every pet parent worries about the “big stuff” that can affect our pets, like cancer or knee injuries, but we rarely think about their dental health. And while we know pet insurance covers t...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Did you know that February is Responsible Pet Owner Month? Here are the top 10 ways that you can be a responsible pet parent!   1)   The very best way to be a responsible pet parent start...
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If you’ve worked around animals as long as I have, you learn a few things – like give plenty of respect to tortie and tricolor cats. Turns out I’m not alone in these observations. Rese...
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Every dog wants to be the master of his domain! And every single day (except for Sunday) in your dog’s eyes, an intruder comes to your house and tries to break in. Thankful for you and your belong...
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