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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Spring has sprung! Before you welcome the warmer weather and fresh spring breeze with open doors and extra time outdoors, check out this list of the top 10 spring pet health hazards you need to know...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Syringomyelia is a neurologic condition that affects the brain and spinal cord. By far, the most common dog breed affected by syringomyelia is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, but other small dogs can a...
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As I have alluded to throughout the previous blogs on hyperthyroidism and treatments for hyperthyroidism in cats, there is more to talk about when we are discussing hyperthyroidism in feline friends. Le...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
If you’re a regular reader of the Vets for Pets blog, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of microchips for pets.   Microchips are a type of permanent identification for your pet, sho...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Now that warmer weather is approaching, you may be looking for some new activities that you and your dog can enjoy together. If organized activities are right up your alley, you may want to consider tra...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
If you think your strictly indoor cat is safe from parasites, think again. Both external and internal parasites can affect your indoor cat, even if he never puts a paw outside!    Fleas Fleas...
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In a previous blog, we discussed the basics of hyperthyroidism in cats. Today, we are going to discuss some of the treatment options for hyperthyroidism.  First and foremost, how do pet pare...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Spring has my mind wandering outdoors, thinking of the many wonderful hikes I used to share with my beloved dog, Katie, who sadly recently passed away. While I miss her terribly, I also look back fondly on ...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
While veterinary medicine has improved the quality of life for our best friends afflicted with cancer, for pet parents, dealing with the diagnosis can be a difficult hurdle to climb. No one knows this bette...
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Ever wonder who your veterinarian turns to when they have a problem with their own pet, and they are unable to treat the situation? In all honesty, this is not a comfortable place for most vets, as we ten...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.