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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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  • 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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  • Dr. Kim
  • 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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  • Dr. Kim
  • 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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  • Dr. Kim
  • 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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  • Dr. Kim
  • 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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  • Dr. Kim
  • 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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