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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
It’s time again to let our spotlight shine on some famous pets! I thought I’d mix it up this week and add in a famous cat (or in this case, cats), but I had a hard time coming up with very ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Dogs and cats can develop lumps and bumps throughout their lives. Perhaps you’ve noticed them as you’re petting or grooming your pet, or maybe your veterinarian has pointed one out d...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
  Do you have a talkative cat? I'm not asking if your cat actually speaks to you (although I know many pet parents who swear they do!), but some cats seem to be talkers (or meowers), while...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
One experience shared among most pet parents is the experience of medicating your pet. Whether your pet has needed medicine to deal with an injury or illness, or simply to keep them safe and healthy (as i...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
October is National Pet Wellness Month, which means that it’s time to remind ourselves of the motto “Twice a Year, For Life!”. That’s right - because our pets age five to seven ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Though most of us associate allergy flare-ups with springtime, autumn can also trigger an itch in our dogs and cats. When humans suffer from allergies, we get classic respiratory signs like congestio...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
  Last week was National Dog Week – a week that definitely went to the dogs! Since we already talked about how to make cats happy in the post on Happy Cat Month, I thought it was only f...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
September 28 is World Rabies Day, an annual event to bring attention to the disease and how it affects humans and their pets, and to emphasize how easy it is to prevent this deadly disease.  It se...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Urinary incontinence is very common in older pets, especially female dogs. It can be troublesome for owners to deal with as well as embarrassing for our best friends. But most of the time, a quick fix is ju...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
We want to socialize our pets. Experts recommend it. Unsocialized dogs are more likely to have behavioral problems, including aggression to people and other dogs. Besides, how fun...
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