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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
There are some situations that just turn our pets into a bundle of nerves.  For my dog Katie, it was thunderstorms.  For others, it strangers, or fireworks, or fear of other animals.  When ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Chemotherapy.  Just the word alone may conjure up negative images.  Nausea, weakness, and balding are all common side effects from chemotherapy in human medicine, but animals respond differently...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Distichiasis is the term used to describe abnormal eyelash growth.  It is a common health condition in dogs, but rare in cats. Pets with distichiasis have eyelashes that grow from the wrong place.&nb...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
The nominations for Petplan’s 2014 Veterinary Awards just keep pouring in! Check out these outstanding nominations for our new category – Vet Practice of the Year – and don’t forge...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
The Petplan Veterinary Awards seek to honor veterinary professionals who go above and beyond to provide pets with an exceptional level of health care – and their parents with exemplary customer serv...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
In human medicine, antidepressants are used to treat people who suffer from depression, of course, but they are also used to treat other conditions, ranging from anxiety to eating disorders and obsessive ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Yesterday, we talked about feline coronavirus and the virus it can mutate into called FIP. Today, I’ll explain the two types of FIP that infect our pets, and what to do if your cat tests positive fo...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Feline coronavirus is a virus that infects the intestines and is shed in the feces. It is very common in cats, with eighty to ninety percent of cats in multi-cat households being infected.  Typically, ...
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Most pets will experience at least one or two surgical or anesthetic procedures during their lives. To aid in the recovery process, you should carefully follow your vet’s recommendations for rehab a...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
If you follow Petplan on Facebook, you’ve probably noticed our Vet Awards Heroes of the Day posts, highlighting some of the best submissions we have received to date since opening the 2014 Petplan V...
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