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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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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
I’m sure you’ve had the panic at least once that your dog or cat is choking.  Especially those of you with chow hounds who gobble up their food so quickly that sometimes they get a piece ...
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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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  • 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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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.