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Dr. Kim Smyth

Pet Care

Rewarding fear and creating positive associations

Let's discuss the difference between rewarding fear and creating positive associations, and how you can use this to help your pet.
Pet Health

Chemotherapy for pets

Chemotherapy. Just the word alone may conjure up negative images but animals respond the chemo differently.
Pet Health

Distichiasis in pets

Distichiasis is the term used to describe abnormal eyelash growth. It is a common health condition in dogs, but rare in cats.
Pet Health

Something in the heir: Petplan pet insurance talks genes and cancer

While the causes of most cancers are multifactorial, there is a genetic component to some cancers in pets just as there is in humans.
Pet Health

Antidepressants for dogs

Many dogs are affected by their own anxieties and phobias. Antidepressants can help them feel comfortable and enjoy life the way theyÔÇÖre supposed to.
Pet Health

Medical management of liver shunts

Because the liver is responsible for removing toxins from the blood, liver shunts result in a buildup of toxins in the bloodstream, causing illness.
Pet Health

Urinary obstructions in dogs and cats

Urinary obstructions are common conditions that we see in both cats and dogs, but male cats are particularly prone due to their narrow urethra.