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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it many more times in my career: some pets will eat ANYTHING! To prove I’m not making it up, at the end of this post I’ll share wit...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Fall is in the air, and crisp days and cold nights can lead to a common cold weather ailment in our dogs and cats – dry winter skin. As the mercury drops, so does the humidity level, which...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
In a previous blog for Pet Cancer Awareness Month, we discussed multicentric lymphoma in dogs. In dogs, lymphoma is widespread throughout the lymph nodes.  Cats, however, tend to get lymphoma at a sp...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
The eyes aren’t the only part of the body that commonly gives our best friends fits. Ear infections are also a relatively common occurrence in both dogs and cats, and may or may not have an ...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Cancer is an unfortunately common problem in pets. The most common type of cancer in pets is lymphoma, also known as lymphosarcoma. Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph system, which consists of lymph nodes an...
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  • Dr. Jules
  • Posted by Dr. Jules Benson on
    VP, Veterinary Services of Petplan
This Thanksgiving, 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
Pet Cancer Awareness Month is a fitting time to bring up a scary topic. In a multi-post series dedicated to cancer, we’ll talk about what cancer is, how it is treated and the most common types of pe...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
  Every dog has its day, and for the top 10 most popular dog breeds, those days are often! We already featured the most popular cat breeds, but when it comes to celebrating popular dog breeds, there&r...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
We’ve all probably seen at least a glimpse of a dog show, especially while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner. After all, the National Dog Show is televised every Thanksgiving, (right after the Macy&rsqu...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
In previous blogs we discussed the most common eye health problems our pets face. Today, we'll wrap up our five part series on eye health with the discussion of keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS).&n...
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