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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 do...
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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 system...
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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 histoplasm...
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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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This Thanksgiving, instead of piling your pet’s food bowl high with table scraps and bones, which can be hazardous to their health, try whipping up these smart, seasonal dishes, from the vet experts a...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
I have performed many surgeries and other procedures that require general anesthesia, and a common thread that ties them together is the concern pet parents feel about anesthesia– “What if...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
There may truly nothing more shocking for an owner to see than a proptosed eyeball. A proptosed eyeball is the medical term for an eyeball that has popped forward out of its socket, and it really is a...
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