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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
In our previous blog on physical exams, I walked you through the first part of your pet’s exam. Today, we’ll address the rest of the exam.    Abdominal palpation I’ve ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
You’ve heard me talk about the importance of a yearly (or, for older pets, twice yearly) physical exam in all of our pets, but maybe you’ve wondered what exactly a physical exam entails? I...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
As a veterinarian and the daughter of a military father, I know firsthand how stressful moving can be –not only on the human members of a family, but also on their pets. When I was a child, I ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
If you think back to the blog where we covered the difference between vomiting and regurgitation, you may remember that we mentioned megaesophagus as one of the underlying causes for regurgitation.&nb...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
  Pet owners do some pretty crazy things from time to time, and as a veterinarian, I often have to take some of their habits with a grain of salt. But one particularly bad habit I see when I’m out...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.