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I am hard-pressed to find words that strike as much panic into the hearts of pet parents as these two: “feeding tube.” I can understand the initial hesitation that owners may have regardin...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Today we conclude our week long look into alternative treatments for pets with a primer on chiropractic care for pets, which is based on spinal manipulation and has been performed on humans for centurie...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
In our previous post in this series on alternative veterinary treatments, we looked at homeopathy and herbal medicine. This blog will focus on something many pet parents are familiar with – acup...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
If you have ever considered alternative treatment for your four-legged family members, you may be surprised to learn that you’re part of a growing group of pet parents!   There are plenty...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
What do Old Yeller, Benji and Lady’s beloved suitor the Tramp all have in common? They’re all mutts! December 2nd was National Mutt Day, and whether you call your canine companion a mongre...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Today, we conclude our week-long focus on fungal infections in pets. Of the blogs in this series focused on fungal infections, two focused on infections to which cats seem to be more resistant than dogs...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Our investigation into fungal disease continues today with Coccidiodomycosis. It’s a mouthful to pronounce and can wreak havoc on dogs and, occasionally, cats. Coccidiodomycosis is the syst...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
This week we’re taking a look at the most common systemic fungal infections that can affect dogs and cats. Part 1 of this series addressed blastomycosis, and today we’ll address histoplasmos...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
In the veterinary world, there sure are a lot of cases of “fungus among us.” This series of blogs will discuss four of the most common systemic fungal infections. Though these four may app...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
If your pet could say thank you, what would they be grateful for this Thanksgiving? We’ve put together a list of reasons for your pet to high-five you this season. NOT feeding them a Thanksgi...
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