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Dr. Kim Smyth

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Bladder blues: Dr. Kim Smyth explains feline idiopathic cystitis

Feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC) is a big name for a very frustrating disease of the bladder and urethra in cats.
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Dr. Kim Smyth explains coccidioidomycosis

Coccidioidomycosis, also known as San Joaquin Valley Fever, is a fungal disease that affects humans, dogs, and sometimes cats.
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Bronchoscopy for dogs and cats

Bronchoscopy can show us tissues that we are unable to see otherwise, and can help us treat stubborn respiratory cases by giving us an accurate diagnosis.
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Brain injuries in dogs

For the most part, canine brain injuries occur due to trauma.

A vet’s perspective on tail docking and ear cropping

Essentially, these are cosmetic surgeries to alter a dog's looks with no medical benefit‚ÄĒBut not everyone agrees.
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Canine leukocyte adhesion deficiency in Irish Setters

Canine leukocyte adhesion deficiency (CLAD) is a rare inherited disease that affects Irish Setters.
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In the red: Dr. Kim Smyth discusses arteriovenous fistulas

An arteriovenous fistula is an abnormal passage connecting an artery (carrying oxygenated blood) and a vein (carrying deoxygenated blood).
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Ascites in pets

Unfortunately, ascites is not uncommon in dogs and cats, and it has plenty of underlying causes.