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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
World Rabies Day is September 28 – and did you know why? It is the anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur, the renowned scientist who helped develop the first rabies vaccine. This annual ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
When you think of common pet toxins, you may think of things like antifreeze, strychnine and other potentially lethal poisons that can be maliciously given to a pet. But some equally toxic things may ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, or FIV, is a virus that attacks a cat’s immune system, making them susceptible to secondary infections caused by common bacteria, viruses and other pathogens. ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
There is new hope for dogs who have been diagnosed with osteosarcoma, or bone cancer. Palladia is a drug that was originally developed and approved for the treatment of canine Grade II and III mast cell...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
For my cat, Godric, it started with a little redness around his eyes. Within a few days, his entire face looked inflamed, and I noticed him constantly rubbing his face with his paws. It wasn’t l...
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  • Dr. Nina
  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
As I lay awake at night worrying about the health of my patients (yes, some veterinarians do this!), I often think about the factor that has the most profound influence on how someone’s pet will...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
The final autoimmune disease we’ll address in this series is rheumatoid arthritis.  As you might have guessed, this condition involves the immune system mounting an attack against component...
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vet tip of the week

Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.