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  • 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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  • 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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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
In our first three blogs on pet eye health, we took a look at some of the most common conditions that affect the eye health of dogs and cats, such as conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers and...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
In our series on common eye conditions in dogs and cats, we've already covered two common eye conditions - conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers. Coming in at a close third are cataracts.&nb...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Your pet’s eyes are vital to her well-being. In my previous blog focused on pet eye health, I went over conjunctivitis, which is the most common ocular condition I see. I think t...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Eyes may be the windows to the soul, but they are also as prone to injury or illness as any other part of your pet. Eye problems are quite common, and I see them in my exam room on a daily basis. ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Fatty acid supplements are all the rage these days, and for good reason. Some fatty acids have shown health benefits in humans, ranging from battling depression to boosting cardiac health and al...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
  Blood work isn’t the only routine test your veterinarian may recommend at your pet’s next checkup. Analyzing your pet’s urine is also an important diagnostic tool in the...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
From time to time, your veterinarian might recommend running blood tests on your pet, especially if your pet is a senior. It may seem strange to run blood work on an apparently healthy animal, but not onl...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
You may have seen medical advertisements on television about men who have trouble “going.”  Believe it or not, our canine friends have similar troubles as they age. The prostate gland ser...
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