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Dr. Kim Smyth

Pet Care

Good news for traveling pets!

Here are two pieces of good news for pet parents who like to travel with their pets.
Pet Care

Could this app save your pet's life?

Have you ever seen your dog or cat munching on a plant and thought, “Hmmm…could that be toxic?” I have good news—there’s an app for that.
Pet Health

Buckle up, pup: car safety for pets

I know pet parents love having their furry family along for car rides, and sometimes it’s just unavoidable. So what’s a dog or cat chauffeur to do?
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8 game day party foods that are dangerous to pets

There are few things more enjoyable than gathering with friends and family to watch football on the weekend—be sure to include your pets in your planning!
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Could there be hope for pets infected with rabies?

Once affected animals start showing signs of rabies, it is invariably fatal. But all of that might be changing, thanks to some cunning researchers.
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Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis in pets

Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis is a potentially life-threatening disease that most commonly affects young, small dogs.
Pet Health

Follicular dysplasia in dogs

Follicular dysplasia is an inherited condition in which there is abnormal hair growth.
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The bird is the word: hazards of dogs eating birdseed

This week’s question comes from a policyholder whose outgoing dog loves to eat birdseed.