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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
I’m sure you’ve had the panic at least once that your dog or cat is choking.  Especially those of you with chow hounds who gobble up their food so quickly that sometimes they get a piece ...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Pemphigus foliaceus is a common skin disease in cats and dogs.  It is autoimmune in nature, meaning that the body’s own immune system mounts an inappropriate attack against normal layers of the...
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Yesterday, I explained a little about food allergies in pets, and described some symptoms that indicate your pet might be suffering from them. Diagnosing food allergies can be tricky, because your vet mus...
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A friend of mine who has a two year old Golden Retriever named Squirt called me the other day with a question.  Her vet had diagnosed Squirt with food allergies, and she wanted to better understand w...
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  • Nicole
  • Posted by Nicole Larocco on
    Guest Blogger of Petplan
Yesterday, I shared some training tips for conditioning your pet to tolerate vet visits. Today, I am going to offer advice for getting your pup used to being muzzled. During the physical exam, your vet ma...
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  • Nicole
  • Posted by Nicole Larocco on
    Guest Blogger of Petplan
You just got a new dog and you’re excited!  You've already been to the store (at least twice), to pick up a new collar, leash, food, toys, treats – all of the accouterments! Now it’...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
September 23rd through the 29th is Carbon Monoxide Awareness week for our friends across the pond in the United Kingdom.  While we don’t have a similar week designated for this “silent ki...
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Yesterday, we discussed the potentially serious condition of dehydration, which can be caused by a number of factors. Today, I am going to talk to you about diagnosing dehydration and what you can do to g...
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I received a phone call from my cousin the other day regarding his seven-year-old dog, Cotton.  Cotton had been suffering from a bout of diarrhea, and my cousin was getting a little worried....
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Veterinary medicine is always advancing, taking cues from human medicine through the years.  Better diagnostics and medicines contribute to our pet’s health and can allow them to enjoy comfort ...
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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.