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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
You might’ve panicked at least once that your dog (or cat) is choking. Especially if you have a chow hound who gobbles up their food so quickly that sometimes they get a piece lodged briefly in their ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
You know that you should let sleeping dogs lie, but should you let them lie in your bed?    Many pet owners look forward to climbing into bed with their canine companion or friendly feli...
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Just as I was sitting down to compose this blog, my phone buzzed, indicating that I received a text message. Little did I know that my next topic of discussion was texting its way into my writing. It was ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Well, fall is almost here, and you know what that means: every time you turn around, you’ll be confronted with another pumpkin-flavored item. Pumpkin latte, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, and even ...
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While working in the clinic last week, I had one of my favorite patients (and clients) come in to see me – let’s call them Perfect Kitty and Mrs. Observant. Perfect Kitty was in for a routi...
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Pets don’t get old – at least they don’t know it. Yesterday, we talked about the importance of senior wellness testing. Today, we tackle nutrition. Rule 2: Consider Food and Suppl...
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Our pets don’t get old – at least they don’t know it. In this series, I’ll dispense some essential advice for senior pets. Their muzzles may be getting grey, but geriatric p...
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Does your cat have a drinking problem? She could, and you might not even know.  The other day I was excited because one of my favorite cats and favorite clients was coming in to see me (obviously ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Spring has sprung! Before you welcome the warmer weather and fresh spring breeze with open doors and extra time outdoors, check out this list of the top 10 spring pet health hazards you need to know...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
A few weeks ago, I heard a story on the dangers of overmedicating. I was surprised to hear some of the facts that I was hearing about a common over the counter human medication and its range of safety. No...
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