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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Though most of us associate allergy flare-ups with the birds, bees, flowers and trees of springtime, autumn can also trigger an itch in our dogs and cats. When humans suffer from allergies,...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
You know that your pet is good for your soul, and every year we’re finding more and more reasons why your pet is also good for your health! The latest buzz is specifically for women pet parents. ...
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With an estimated 500,000 pets affected in home fires each year, it’s important that pet parents include furry family members in their emergency plans. And fire safety for pets goes beyond just chec...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
We strive to feed our pets the best food that we can, but every once in a while, the food we feed can become accidentally tainted or have other complications.  Some food recall cases are more seri...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Thunderstorms may be exciting to watch, but for dogs who are thunder phobic, even a storm far off on the radar can ruin their entire afternoon.   Sometimes, but not always, storm phobias and...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Did you know that February is Responsible Pet Owner Month? Here are the top 10 ways that you can be a responsible pet parent!   1)   The very best way to be a responsible pet parent start...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Considering a feline addition to the family? Cats make great pets, but before you go cat crazy and run out for a new feline friend, make sure you’ve done your homework, which should include all of ...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Most of us are familiar with the "12 days of Christmas" jingle often heard this time of the year, in which someone's true love gives to them an ark's worth of animals – from calling birds to French he...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Emergencies can happen at any time. Lucky for your pets, you’re ready for anything. As their personal "Pet First-Aider" you make it your responsibility to keep a handy pet first aid kit well-stocked a...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Don’t let your guard down yet - flea season is not over! (I know those of you in warmer climates know that flea season is never over!) In fact, I have seen some of my worst flea- infested patien...
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