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  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Yesterday, Dr. Kim Smyth talked about toy breed dogs and dental health. While dental disease is one of the most common conditions we see in our diminutive furry friends, there are plenty of other things t...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Good things really do come in small packages, as evidenced by lovable toy breed dogs.  Whether they’re found riding in style in your handbag or strutting their stuff on-leash, there are no two ...
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For this week’s blog, I was asked to write about an interesting, although not commonly discussed topic: abdominal adhesions.  This is one of those topics in veterinary medicine that is very sim...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Tularemia is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria called Francisella tularensis.  There are two strains of the bacteria--Type A is found in rabbits throughout North America.  This strain...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
The Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, is a hot topic as of late, and pet owners could be surprised to learn that part of it may affect their pets. One part of the Affordable Care ...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Vaccine clinics pop up from time to time in every town, and it may sound like a dream come true. No muss, no fuss – just a quick vaccine or two and you and Fluffy are on your way!  As a pet own...
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  • Nicole
  • Posted by Nicole Larocco on
    Guest Blogger of Petplan
Yesterday, I gave you some tips for teaching your dog to “leave it!” – a command that can potentially save your dog from disaster. Today I am going to give you tips for teaching another ...
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  • Nicole
  • Posted by Nicole Larocco on
    Guest Blogger of Petplan
You know that teaching your dog manners is important, but did you know that proper training can potentially save his or her life?  Keeping our pets happy and healthy goes beyond just fancy food...
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Honestly, before being nominated for the Petplan Veterinary Awards, I had not heard of any award called Veterinarian of the Year.  Nor had I even heard of Petplan. As a specialist, I only hoped and p...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
The pancreas is a delicate, small organ with a super huge job.  Not only does it produce insulin, which keeps our blood glucose levels stable, but it produces a number of other hormones and digestive...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.