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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Most veterinarians are generalists, meaning that they don’t really specialize in any one health problem. Veterinarians tend to do it all, from soft tissue and orthopedic surgery to solving skin...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Your dog’s mounting behavior is likely an embarrassment to you, but to him, it’s just canine nature. Or is it? Today, we’ll take a look at the most common causes of this unacceptab...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
We had a health scare in our house over the weekend – my son’s first fever. As a mom, I can’t help but worry about things like this, even though as a veterinarian, I know that fevers...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Pet Dental Health Month is a perfect time to highlight the uniqueness of our feline friends. In addition to sharing most of the dental problems that can plague our canine companions, unfortunately cat...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
 Since February is National Pet Dental Health Month, we’re focusing several of our blogs on dental issues this month.  With 80% of dogs and 70% of cats over the age of two showin...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
In honor of National Pet Dental Health month, we’ll be taking a closer look at your pet’s oral health throughout the month. We talked a little bit about tooth brushing in an earlier blog, ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but your pet is more likely to suffer from broken bones due to trauma. The most common cause of broken bones in pets is being hit by a car, but falls from high ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Maybe you don’t give much thought to your pet’s dental health, but you should! You and I brush (or should brush) our teeth twice a day and still sometimes end up with tooth troubles such a...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Once a year, people all over the country go on the lookout for the sweetest token of their love to present to their partners on February 14. Oftentimes, it comes down to the wire, and some of us rely ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Boy, do I ever love the middle of February! Not only do I get to eat chocolate on Valentine’s Day, but I get to enjoy the best of the best when it comes to full bred dogs. That’s right, it...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.