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Dr. Kim Smyth

Pet Health

Pride and groom: the benefits of grooming for pets

If you think only prissy and dainty dogs need to be groomed, think again.
Pet Care

6 ways to celebrate Be Kind to Animals Week

May 4-10 is ÔÇťBe Kind to Animals Week!ÔÇŁ
Pet Health

Trismus: why dogs and cats get lockjaw

Spasms of the muscles that we use for chewing make it difficult to open our mouths, hence the popular nickname lockjaw for trismus.
Pet Health

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing

Advances in veterinary medicine follow suit. One such advance in the way we diagnose disease is the use of the polymerase chain reaction, or PCR.
Pet Health

Sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome

Blindness in dogs is not uncommon, and dogs have proven time and time again that they can easily adapt to this lifestyle, especially when it's gradual.
Pet Health

Elbow dysplasia in dogs

Read about elbow dysplasia in dogs, its causes and treatments, and how it may be affecting your pet.
Pet Health

5 things you can do to prevent pet cancer

Here are are some things we can do to decrease the odds of cancer in our four-legged family members.
Pet Care

10 tips for spring pet safety

Before you welcome the warmer weather and fresh spring breeze, check out tour top 10 spring pet health hazards you need to know about.