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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
  As you may have read in our previous blog on lumps and bumps, not all skin masses need to cause a panic.  Quite often, worrisome bumps turn out to be harmless. There are, of course, some lumps ...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
As we make our way through flu season, it is important to remember that our canine friends can get the flu just like people can. While there is no particular “flu season” for dogs, we do see a...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
My husband snores. My dog snores. And one of my cats snores. Suffice it to say, I wake up quite often looking for which body to (gently) nudge so that I can get back to sleep, and in truth many days I...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
The holidays are rapidly approaching!  We have already talked about why it is not the wisest idea to try to introduce a new pet during the busy holiday season, but that doesn’t mean that we...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
The winter holidays are fast approaching, and as you are making your list and checking it twice, you may be struggling with gift ideas. If the thought of a cuddly kitten or playful puppy wearing a big...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
It seems to be a bad month for pet food and treats! The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just issued a recall of Iams brand ProActive Health Smart dry puppy food due to unacceptable levels of th...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
  With the holidays comes holiday travels, especially if you're one of the 18 percent of travelers who take their pets with them on trips. Visiting family and friends this time of year is part ...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
November was a heavy month for us, what with all the talk of cancer treatment and life expectancy and the like. I thought it would be good to balance that out this month with some more uplifting pet b...
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  • Dr. Jules
  • Posted by Dr. Jules Benson on
    VP, Veterinary Services of Petplan
This holiday season, instead of piling your pet’s food bowl high with table scraps and bones, which can be hazardous to their health, try whipping up these smart, seasonal dishes, from the vet experts...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.