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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
Table scraps, bones and sweets can be hazardous to your pet's health. This holiday season, harness your inner cook by making these seasonal treats from the vet experts at Petplan. Remember, a full-blown...
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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 every day...
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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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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.