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  • Dr. Kim
  • 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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  • Dr. Kim
  • 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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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
We’ve talked before about heat strokes in dogs, but luckily most of us are out of that danger zone now that Old Man Winter is creeping up our driveways. So, just to give winter its fair shake, I tho...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
We’ve talked before about the use of online pharmacies to fill your pet’s prescriptions.  Sure, they are convenient, but they’re not always reliable. I had an incident occur...
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  For my entire veterinary career I’ve been working under the assumption that mixed breed dogs were healthier than their pure-bred cousins. We were taught that since many hereditary genes requ...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services of Petplan
One of the best things about the Christmas season is all the heartwarming tales of holiday miracles we tell this time of year. At Petplan, we hear these stories every day – accounts of pets who have...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
When people find out that I’m a veterinarian, the conversation usually goes one of three ways: 1.   The person comments that they (or their child) wanted (or wants) to be a veterinarian...
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If you've been a Petplan policyholder for some time, you have probably heard of the Morris Animal Foundation, a nonprofit organization Petplan supports. To help you understand why Petplan's leaders are so...
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  • Nicole
  • Posted by Nicole Larocco on
    Guest Blogger of Petplan
The bustle of the Holidays is among us!  And if your house is anything like mine, nobody is more excited about it than the family pet.  From food on the table and lots of visitors, to fun-to-shr...
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Last week I gave you some advice about which treats pets can eat during holiday feasts. Today, I’d like to offer some safety tips to keep holidays happy: Don’t Be a Bonehead A word about...
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