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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Once we grow out of our childhood years, we tend to outgrow the chances of getting an inner ear infection.  As children, our anatomy makes us more prone to painful inner ear infections because of the...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Limb amputation is a viable option for many health conditions that occur in pets, but just the mere thought of amputation is often too much for many owners to consider.  But before you reject amputat...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Fall is one of those seasons that seems to be welcomed by us all.  It means an end to the relentless heat of summer, the start of school, beautiful foliage, fun holidays, and of course, OKTOBERFEST!&...
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Two years ago, I received notice that I was a top ten finalist for Petplan’s Veterinarian of the Year Award.  To be honest, I didn’t even know the contest was going on until that notifica...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Pemphigus foliaceus is a common skin disease in cats and dogs.  It is autoimmune in nature, meaning that the body’s own immune system mounts an inappropriate attack against normal layers of the...
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Yesterday, I explained a little about food allergies in pets, and described some symptoms that indicate your pet might be suffering from them. Diagnosing food allergies can be tricky, because your vet mus...
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A friend of mine who has a two year old Golden Retriever named Squirt called me the other day with a question.  Her vet had diagnosed Squirt with food allergies, and she wanted to better understand w...
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  • Nicole
  • Posted by Nicole Larocco on
    Guest Blogger of Petplan
Yesterday, I shared some training tips for conditioning your pet to tolerate vet visits. Today, I am going to offer advice for getting your pup used to being muzzled. During the physical exam, your vet ma...
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  • Posted by Nicole Larocco on
    Guest Blogger of Petplan
You just got a new dog and you’re excited!  You've already been to the store (at least twice), to pick up a new collar, leash, food, toys, treats – all of the accouterments! Now it’...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
September 23rd through the 29th is Carbon Monoxide Awareness week for our friends across the pond in the United Kingdom.  While we don’t have a similar week designated for this “silent ki...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.