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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Some illnesses are more urgent than others, and often the severity of these cases are obvious – uncontrolled vomiting or visibly broken bones. Still, other conditions may be seen as borderline, ...
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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 m...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • 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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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
It’s a common scenario in the veterinary clinic: an owner rushes their dog to the office for severe respiratory distress, and by the time they arrive, he is completely normal. “But Doc,&rd...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
When we think of pet behavior problems, often our first thoughts go to the dogs. Separation anxiety, house soiling, destructive behavior and aggression are all problems we tend to associate with dogs. B...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Urinary accidents can occur from time to time, in even in the most well trained dog. But if you notice that your dog’s bed is damp more than it’s dry, urinary incontinence may be to blame....
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
It’s a conundrum for the ages: you want your puppy to be well socialized, but you also want to keep her safe from communicable diseases. Behavior experts recommend you begin socializing your puppy...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Visits to the vet can be stressful, whether your pet is healthy or ill. Maybe your pet hates riding in the car, so you both arrive feeling anxious before you even see the doctor. Maybe you’re worr...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
In a previous blog, we discussed how nearly half of the adult dog and cat population struggles to stay at a healthy weight, and all the health concerns that come with those extra pounds. And one of th...
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