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  • Dr. Kim
  • 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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Yesterday, we discussed the potentially serious condition of dehydration, which can be caused by a number of factors. Today, I am going to talk to you about diagnosing dehydration and what you can do to g...
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I received a phone call from my cousin the other day regarding his seven-year-old dog, Cotton.  Cotton had been suffering from a bout of diarrhea, and my cousin was getting a little worried.&n...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Veterinary medicine is always advancing, taking cues from human medicine through the years.  Better diagnostics and medicines contribute to our pet’s health and can allow them to enjoy comfort ...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
There are some situations that just turn our pets into a bundle of nerves.  For my dog Katie, it was thunderstorms.  For others, it strangers, or fireworks, or fear of other animals.  When ...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Chemotherapy.  Just the word alone may conjure up negative images.  Nausea, weakness, and balding are all common side effects from chemotherapy in human medicine, but animals respond differently...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Distichiasis is the term used to describe abnormal eyelash growth.  It is a common health condition in dogs, but rare in cats. Pets with distichiasis have eyelashes that grow from the wrong place.&nb...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
The nominations for Petplan’s 2014 Veterinary Awards just keep pouring in! Check out these outstanding nominations for our new category – Vet Practice of the Year – and don’t forge...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer 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 customer serv...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
In human medicine, antidepressants are used to treat people who suffer from depression, of course, but they are also used to treat other conditions, ranging from anxiety to eating disorders and obsessive ...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.