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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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  • 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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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Protecting your pet from accidental poisonings can be a difficult task with so many hidden hazards around your house. Here are the top ones you'll want to watch out for - and keep far away from curious paws...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services of Petplan
It’s spring, which means it’s time to get out the spade, the shovel and the gardening gloves. A quick trip to the store for bulbs, seeds, and mulch and you’re on your way.    J...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services 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. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
You’ve sat down with your family, examined your finances and free time, and finally made the decision: you’re going to get a pet!  Making the decision to add a new pet to the family also m...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Today is World Spay Day, and I have to begin this blog by saying that I am unquestionably in favor of spaying and neutering. I take a very strong stand on this issue in my office as there are a multitude of...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Winter storm Pax is here, which means another round of winter weather is affecting pets in many parts of the United States. Although there are few things more beautiful than freshly fallen snow, storm...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services of Petplan
Let’s face it: cancer is never a good word to hear. While you’re probably used to hearing it being applied to diseases in people, we should all be aware that cancer can affect our pets too...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Playing ball in the backyard? Catching Frisbees in the fields? Chasing a puck in the pasture? (Enough alliteration yet?) Regular exercise for you and your pet is a must, but be aware that your can...
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