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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
National Puppy Day is March 23rd. In honor of puppies everywhere, we will dedicate a five-part series of blogs to all things puppy - from bringing your puppy home to keeping him happy and healthy for y...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
We’ve all been there before. You’re feeling a little under the weather, and all you have left is some medicine that is a few months past due. While you may have considered popping those pills,...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
March 3rd is “What if pets had opposable thumbs? Day”!  I have never really given the idea much thought, but I’m sure in my household it would have disastrous consequences--I would li...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
If you sneeze at even the sight of a dog, I have bad news:  there is no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic dog.  All dogs shed skin cells and have allergens in their saliva.  Allergen...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
February 22nd is Spay Day!  We all know that spaying/neutering is important for keeping the pet population under control and reducing the number of pets that end up in shelters or roaming the streets.&...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
It seems like every young Hollywood socialite is sporting the same accessory: a dog in a purse.  And many cases, it’s a Chihuahua.  Chihuahuas are wonderful dogs and make great pets, b...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Poor dental health can be a real kick in the teeth, especially for our four-legged friends. But the good news is that most dental problems are preventable. In my previous blog, I talked about the dang...
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Buying new accessories for your new pet is always one of the most exciting parts of acquiring a new family member.  You go to the pet store, find the perfect collar to match the color of their fur, g...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Perhaps the most common health problem I see in pets is dental disease.  Unfortunately, until dental disease is very severe, most pet owners aren’t even aware it exists!  Dental disease ...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
  This Valentine’s Day, some people’s hopes and dreams will not include chocolates, hearts, or roses.  These people will be wishing and hoping to see their dog attain the elusive ti...
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