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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
There is good news on the horizon for the pets, children and rodents of the world—the manufacturers of the popular rodenticide d-Con have finally decided to take steps to make their products safer. &...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
  I am always grateful when summer rolls around. I love hot weather and all of the things that go with it. Except for one: pets in hot cars.   Inevitably, at least once each year, I am faced with...
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A very sad article was recently sent my way regarding a five year old Labrador Retriever that went for a summer swim in a Minnesota lake.  Unbeknownst to the Pet Parents, the lake contained blue-gree...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Open windows are a favorite hangout spot for my two cats, who love soaking in the sun and breeze and smelling all of the wonderful smells that only they can pick up. They aren’t alone—it seems...
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Everyone knows that having animals in our lives is good for us.  It is a foregone conclusion, right?  What could be better for us than having a furry head to scratch, having a dog or cat to play...
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Does your cat have a drinking problem? She could, and you might not even know.  The other day I was excited because one of my favorite cats and favorite clients was coming in to see me (obviously ...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
  It may be the dog days of summer, but there are still plenty of warm weather hazards to be aware of for our feline friends, as well. I was watching my cat with envy the other day as she lazily ...
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An impromptu game of chase. A few minutes of fetch. Most dog owners spend at least a little time each day engaged in play. The trouble is, these brief episodes of activity aren't enough to prevent unhealt...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
It’s that time of year again – time to celebrate the very best in veterinary excellence! Nominations for the 2015 Petplan Veterinary Awards are now open, and this year, we have some exciting n...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Summer time brings one of my favorite holidays--Independence Day!  Who doesn’t love summer barbecues followed by amazing fireworks displays?  We all do!  Well, except maybe our pets.&nb...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.