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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
  An ounce of prevention can be worth a pound of cure – and sometimes, the same amount of cash! I get asked all the time about the best ways to keep pets healthy, so without further ado, here ar...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
I cannot count the number of times pet owners have told me, “My cat is indoors only – she doesn’t need to go to the vet.” While your indoor cat is certainly safer from infectio...
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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 pup...
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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 wo...
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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 ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
National Pet Obesity Awareness Day is October 10, and that makes it the perfect time to talk about this growing problem. Not only is nearly half of the adult dog and cat population overweight, but a f...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Whoever came up with the phrase, “It’s a dog’s life,” really should have considered a cat’s life first.  After all, my cats spend what seems like 23.5 hours a day ...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.