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    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Every day, life-threatening illnesses or accidents occur that require blood transfusions.  When humans have this need, their doctors can easily look to blood banks to supply them with lifesaving bloo...
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Just as I was sitting down to compose this blog, my phone buzzed, indicating that I received a text message. Little did I know that my next topic of discussion was texting its way into my writing. It was ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Follicular dysplasia is an inherited condition in which there is abnormal hair growth.  Affected pets may have hair that is prone to breakage, color change, abnormal retention, or decreased growth ra...
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It seems as though there’s a pill for just about every psychological problem that ails us humans. Increasingly, those drugs (or versions of them) are also being used to treat our four-legged family ...
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Yesterday, I told you about who MRSA infects and where it comes from. Today, I’ll tackle diagnose and treatment of the infection, and dish some tips for keeping your family safe. Fortunately, d...
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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.