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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services of Petplan
The Petplan Veterinary Awards seek to honor veterinary professionals who go above and beyond to provide pets with an exceptional level of health care – and their parents with exemplary cus...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Acromegaly is a medical condition in cats and dogs that results from the overproduction of growth hormone.  Because increased growth hormone promotes excessive bone, soft tissue, and cartilage growth...
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Doctors agree that sugar contributes to the formation of cavities in people, but what about pets? While cavities are extremely rare in pets – affecting less than 5% of all dogs and even fewer cats &...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
In mammals, the chest cavity (or thorax) is separated from the abdominal cavity by a sheet of muscle called the diaphragm.  The diaphragm serves the important purpose of keeping the contents of the t...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
The human diet has evolved quite a bit since the dawn of our time on Earth, and there is no shortage when it comes to the variety of choices we have in not only food items, but also in specific diets. Fad...
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  • Nicole
  • Posted by Nicole Larocco on
    Guest Blogger of Petplan
Our dogs use their body language to communicate with us in dozens of ways, from the deliberate yip as they stand next to the door that says, “I need to go out – now!” to a subtle mouth c...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Yesterday, I explained the basic causes and symptoms of idiopathic seizures in pets, otherwise known as epilepsy. Today I am going to talk more about how your vet diagnoses the disorder, and some options ...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
I’m sure you’ve all witnessed some kind of seizure activity before, whether it be in person or on TV, so you’re probably aware of what a seizure in a human can look like.  Dogs and ...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
You may have noticed that some types of cancers tend to run in the family. This may be because family members share similar lifestyles.  Maybe smoking or obesity runs in the family, predisposing a pa...
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  • Brook
  • Posted by Brook Niemiec on
    Guest Blogger of Petplan
Vital pulp Therapy (VPT) has been practiced for a long time, and is a very common procedure in pediatric human dentistry for fractured deciduous (baby) teeth.  It can also be used in veterinary denti...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.