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Dr. Kim Smyth

Pet Health

10 veterinary acronyms you never want to see

Acronyms have a way of making medical conditions sound a bit more menacing, especially when they are happening with your pet!
Pet Health

Salmon poisoning in dogs

Salmon poisoning tends to occur more when the weather is warmer and pets are venturing outdoors more, but it can happen any time of the year.
Pet Health

Could a puddle make your pet sick? The answer may surprise you!

If your pet spends a lot of time outdoors, especially in late summer/early fall, it is important that you know about a disease that peaks around this time.
Pet Health

Could deadly black widow spiders be lurking in your house?

Black widow spiders are notorious for a reason—they are dangerous to us and potentially deadly to our pets.
Pet Care

How to protect your pet from UV exposure

We don’t often think about our pet’s exposure to UV light, but it’s important to consider year-round, especially for pets who spend a lot of time outdoors.

Have you seen a yellow ribbon on a leash? Find out what it means

We humans have many ribbons to wordlessly express our own personal challenges—our canine friends have just one: the yellow ribbon.
Pet Health

Read this before feeding your pet raw food

Is feeding raw food to our pets worth the risk? Many veterinarians don’t think so, and now the United States Food and Drug Administration agrees.

What your cat's eyes can tell you about her health

They say that the eyes are the window to the soul, but can they also be a harbinger of disease?