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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Is there any insect as universally disliked as the mosquito? While mosquitoes are typically only a nuisance to us here in the US, they can be deadly in other parts of the world and are especially dange...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Some problems affecting our best friends sound like lessons out of a medical text book, but bladder stones are just what they seem – stones found in the bladder. Despite their straightforwar...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
If you're a pet parent, chances are you've heard of ear mites. Ear mites are a common and contagious parasite in both cats and dogs. However, care must be taken to distinguish an ear mite infestation f...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
If you've been to the doctor lately, your physician probably took your blood pressure, and for good reason. High blood pressure is known as “the silent killer.”  Think of your...
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vet tip of the week

Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.