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While working in the clinic last week, I had one of my favorite patients (and clients) come in to see me – let’s call them Perfect Kitty and Mrs. Observant. Perfect Kitty was in for a routi...
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Pets don’t get old – at least they don’t know it. Yesterday, we talked about the importance of senior wellness testing. Today, we tackle nutrition. Rule 2: Consider Food and Suppl...
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Our pets don’t get old – at least they don’t know it. In this series, I’ll dispense some essential advice for senior pets. Their muzzles may be getting grey, but geriatric p...
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Earlier this week, I was reminded of a case that I wanted to share with you that involves a 9-year-old German Shepherd that we’ll call Fighter. Fighter saw his vet a few months ago because his ow...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Any cat lover will tell you: a cat is not a dog. Unlike their canine counterparts, who may greet you enthusiastically at the door upon your return (even if you’ve only been gone a few minutes), ...
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As advances in modern medicine have increased our lifespan, our animal family members are also reaping the benefits of advances in modern veterinary medicine. More of our beloved pets are undergoing e...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Chances are that you know one or more people who have had arthroscopic surgery, or maybe you’ve had it yourself!  Arthroscopic surgery is quite common in human medicine and is becoming more...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
There are countless heartwarming (and tear jerking) stories of wildlife being helped by the use of prosthetics. I’m thinking of the bottlenose dolphin, Winter, who inspired the movie “Dolp...
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One of the most time-honored traditions of the American summer is to hit the open road when the temperatures sizzle. These days, more and more people are choosing to bring their pets along for the rid...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Luckily for pet owners, our dogs and cats are living longer and better lives, thanks in part to the excellent veterinary care we seek for our furry family members and the pet insurance which makes it ...
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vet tip of the week

Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.