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You can’t believe everything you read on the Internet – even if your Facebook friends post it.   Over the past couple of weeks an “Internet-ancient” social media myth from 2...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
The mercury has risen where I live, which is welcome after our harsh winter that seemed to last forever. And finally, summer is officially here.   With summer, though, comes some dangers for our pe...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
By now, you already know that Petplan is looking for veterinary professionals to honor in several categories. In 2015, we’re excited to be extending the honor to one exceptional receptionist as well...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Bloat is a subject that we’ve talked about before, but it’s been awhile. It’s a subject that is near and dear to my heart, because it caused the death of my own beloved dog last year at ...
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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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