• Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Your pet has stayed off the “Naughty” list by being (mostly) good all year, so of course you want to treat her with presents this holiday season. When shopping for your pet, keep her persona...
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The Internet recently broke the news that your cat is plotting to kill you. Research published by the University of Edinburgh concluded that domestic kitties, wild lions and leopards shared frighteningl...
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December 2 is National Mutt Day — a time to put our paws in the air in celebration of the mutt-igreed multitudes. Whatever you call them —mutts, mongrels, mixed-breeds, all-American dogs, He...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Pet food is big business. Last year alone, Americans spent $21 BILLION dollars on pet food and treats. That’s a lot of kibble, and a lot of cash for pet food producers. It’s no wonder that c...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Are you feeding your cat wrong? You may think kitty is content with a big bowl of kibble that’s available at her leisure, but is it what’s best for her? I’m busting six feline feeding ...
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Holidays are the perfect occasion to spend time with family and friends. And if you’re anything like me and my husband, our dogs are part of our family, so we try to fit them into holiday plans wh...
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For many Americans, the day after Thanksgiving should be called “Leftovers.” For many American pets, it should be called “GI Upset.” That's because too many pets will be fed too ...
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Sometimes it’s tough to be grateful. We forget the good in our lives when we see so much bad in the world. An encounter with a seemingly petulant pet owner reminded me how thankful we should be th...
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While my human family relishes the film, I’m pretty sure my dog’s main interest in movie night is the popcorn. That’s OK with me, because popcorn can be a healthy snack for cinema-lovi...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
We know that cats shouldn’t eat dog food, but can dogs eat cat food?   I’ll start off by answering somewhat directly: There is probably nothing nutritionally wrong with feeding your d...
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