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