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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
There are holidays that everyone loves, like Halloween and Thanksgiving, and then there is the holiday OF love, which seems to have polarized people—they either love it or hate it. I’m talking...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
You guys know that I’m all about adopting pets from the shelter and totally in love with mixed breeds, right? Well, I am. But I’m also a sucker for the Westminster Dog Show. Some people look f...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
It only seems fitting during the week leading up to Valentine’s Day to touch once again on the relationship between humans and pets. It’s a love quite unlike any other, and one that, as you&rs...
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Measles is making the news again. After largely laying dormant for decades, the potentially fatal contagious disease is back, infecting over 100 children in the latest outbreak stemming from a single unva...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
It has been bitterly cold outside where I live for the past few weeks, and I really appreciate that my old dog Lester seems to dislike the cold as much as I do. He does his business quickly and runs right...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Rabies is a scary disease—once affected animals (humans included) start showing signs of disease, it is invariably fatal. But all of that might be changing, thanks to some cunning researchers. &nbs...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
It’s really not a secret that, despite the fact that I have two cats, I’m really more of a dog person. I mean, I love my cats, but honestly, I have more fun with my dog. This might just be bec...
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The label barked, “for dogs that are unruly or hyper” and declared the concoction “helps to make your dog happy & content.” The bright blue bottle was labeled GOOD-DOG! and cla...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
I know I talk about my new old dog, Lester, a lot. I hope you’re not getting tired of him, because I’m about to talk about him again. If you’re a new reader to the blog, I’ll fill ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
It’s a new year, and many find themselves looking forward to a fresh start. This is a perfect time to consider these eight easy ways to change your relationship with your pet for the better.  ...
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