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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Unfortunately, most people have experienced the devastation of breast cancer, either through a personal diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. As we continue to examine cancer in our pets during Pet C...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, because I love getting together with friends and family to celebrate all that we are thankful for, and of course, chowing down on some good eats!    ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
It is no secret that many Americans are struggling with their weight, but you might not know that American cats are also having a similar problem. Obesity is becoming so common in our cats that almos...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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