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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Open windows are a favorite hangout spot for my two cats, who love soaking in the sun and breeze and smelling all of the wonderful smells that only they can pick up. They aren’t alone—it seems...
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Everyone knows that having animals in our lives is good for us.  It is a foregone conclusion, right?  What could be better for us than having a furry head to scratch, having a dog or cat to play...
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An impromptu game of chase. A few minutes of fetch. Most dog owners spend at least a little time each day engaged in play. The trouble is, these brief episodes of activity aren't enough to prevent unhealt...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services of Petplan
It’s that time of year again – time to celebrate the very best in veterinary excellence! Nominations for the 2015 Petplan Veterinary Awards are now open, and this year, we have some exciting n...
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The other day the gate to my yard was left open for maybe five seconds. Apparently five seconds is enough for both of my dogs to: 1) detect the gate is ajar, and 2) dash through aforementioned gap...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
I was reading an article the other day about the top “must have” pet products for summer. I was really enjoying the article until I came to one entry: the retractable leash.   Retractab...
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You can’t believe everything you read on the Internet – even if your Facebook friends post it.   Over the past couple of weeks an “Internet-ancient” social media myth from 2...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
The mercury has risen where I live, which is welcome after our harsh winter that seemed to last forever. And finally, summer is officially here.   With summer, though, comes some dangers for our pe...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    VP Veterinary Services of Petplan
By now, you already know that Petplan is looking for veterinary professionals to honor in several categories. In 2015, we’re excited to be extending the honor to one exceptional receptionist as well...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Bloat is a subject that we’ve talked about before, but it’s been awhile. It’s a subject that is near and dear to my heart, because it caused the death of my own beloved dog last year at ...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.