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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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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued an alert regarding chicken jerky products imported from China. This year alone there have been 70 reports of dogs who became ill or died ...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Petplan pet insurance staff veterinarian Dr. Nina Mantione answers your Ask our Experts questions... Question: I read in a previous issue of fetch! that I should brush my pet’s teeth ever...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Question: Quincy, my 14-year-old Golden Retriever, has been barking and pacing in the middle of the night. No one is getting any sleep! What’s going on? Answer: Having cared fo...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Today we’ll be wrapping up our month-long series on pet cancers with tumors of the spleen. These tumors are particularly troublesome because they often go undetected until it is almost too late...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
In our previous cancer awareness blog, we discussed the locally invasive fibrosarcoma, which is more common in cats. Today, we’ll discuss an equal opportunity tumor, squamous cell carcinoma, whi...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
With the end of November comes the end of our month-long series on pet cancer awareness. Cancer is a sad subject, but one that needs to be addressed. If your pet gets a diagnosis of cancer, being educ...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
As we continue our month-long series on pet cancer during Pet Cancer Awareness Month, today we will focus on bone cancer. By far, the most common kind of bone cancer in dogs is osteosarcoma, and its d...
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