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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
If there’s one question I get asked more than any other, it has got to be “Doc, what can I do about Fluffy’s shedding? There is hair everywhere!!”   Yes, shedding, it seems,...
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Most cat lovers have been touched by kidney disease at least once in their life. I lost my beloved Freddie at age 15 to this silent killer. A new procedure using adult stem cells to facilitate kidney tran...
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  • Nicole
  • Posted by Nicole Larocco on
    Guest Blogger of Petplan
Dog training has come a very long way over the years!  As little as 5-10 years ago, we thought that appropriate training included giving strong corrections to teach compliance and respect, and that w...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
When it comes to huge, sloppy kisses, large and giant breed dogs have got you covered—literally! Large breed dogs are often intimidating (yet somehow stately and elegant at the same time), but they ...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Muscle stiffness, tremors and seizures all have many possible underlying causes, but a tiny parasite could actually be the source of the issue if your dog is experiencing these symptoms. Neosporosis is a ...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
If you’ve ever had a new little one in the house (be it four or two legged), chances are you’ve had more than a few sleepless nights. When you’re in the thick of raising an infant or a p...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
In veterinary medicine, as in human medicine, we talk a lot about prevention. There is no better way to keep our pets (and ourselves) healthy than preventing illness or injury in the first place. From lif...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
I just recently finished a course of antibiotics for a chronic sinus infection, and while I feel so much better because of them, side effects of the medication are lingering. As you know, our bodies are f...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Dogs love to play. There’s nothing quite like the joy that dances across the faces of our canine friends while they are hard at play, whether frolicking on the beach or chasing a frisbee across an o...
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Every day I’m asked by pet owners what they can do to help their dog or cat live a longer, healthier, and happier life. While there’s no single best answer, there are five simple things I thin...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.