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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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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
We all love getting Valentines, but these tokens of affection can be dangerous to the fluffy loves of our lives.  Below are a few of the common gifts shared on Valentine’s Day and a few tips to h...
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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 owner!   1)   The very best way to be a responsible pet owner s...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
We may all be dreaming of spring and warmer weather (unless you’re lucky enough to live where the weather is always perfect, in which case – can we come?), but cold weather worries are still ver...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Best friends make great travel companions. They don’t text while driving, they won’t try to change the radio station and they never complain. Well, rarely, at least.   If you’ve ever...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Canine parvovirus, or “parvo” as it is commonly called, is one of the most significant health threats to puppies. It is also the cause of much confusion among new pet owners. So, what is parvo...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
It’s that time of year again – the time when resolutions are made. Usually, much to the pleasure of fitness clubs around the world, most resolutions involve shedding a few pounds. But not only...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
So it’s normal for us to be a little forgetful as we get older, right? While Fido isn’t going to forget where he put your car keys, he may start to have problems remembering to tell you he...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Just like us, our pets are at greater risk of heart disease as they age. And while the majority of human heart disease is caused by blockage of blood flow to the muscle of the heart itself (ischemic heart d...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Cakes, pies, cookies… no wonder Santa goes from house to house during the holidays (although we still don’t know how he fits down those chimneys). Fatty foods can do more than spoil your pet&...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.