• 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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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
With all the hustle and bustle in your day, you might feel guilty taking the time to just sit down and relax with a kitty on your lap. But, thanks to a newly published study, you can now snuggle up with...
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You’ve got the nicest dog on the block, and you want to share the love! Maybe you’ve thought about making him a service dog or therapy dog. But what’s the difference?   “T...
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When the top dogs at Petplan designed the office expansion – which debuted to the press last week – they added one thing you’re not likely to find anywhere else in the city: an on-site...
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If your dog’s down for the hustle and bustle of a city, New York has plenty to offer. Having recently passed the “Dining With Dogs” bill, the city’s restaurants can now allow dog...
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