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Dr. Kim Smyth

Pet Health

Scotty cramp in Scottish Terriers

Scottish Terriers are a generally healthy breed, but there is one medical condition unique to their breed.
Pet Health

Osteochondritis dissecans in dogs

In dogs with the orthopedic condition OCD, there is a disturbance in the development of the cartilage layer of growing bones.
Pet Health

5 benefits of laser therapy for pets

A growing number of veterinary practices are incorporating the use of Class IV lasers, or therapeutic lasers, into their protocols for pain management.
Pet Health

The SNAP fPL test

IDEXX laboratories has developed a diagnostic tool called the SNAP fPL test that measures the levels of lipase in your catÔÇÖs blood that is specific to the pancreas.
Pet Health

All ears: music therapy for pets

Can PETS benefit from music therapy, or is it all just a bunch of noise to them?
Pet Health

Click it or ticket: Petplan pet insurance talks pet safety harnesses

You love your pets enough to take them with you on your trip. Restrain them so that they can return home with you after your trip, too.
Pet Health

Progressive retinal atrophy in pets

Progressive retinal atrophy is a group of inherited diseases of the retina that eventually causes blindness. While common in dogs, it is quite rare in cats.
Pet Health

Retained testicles in pets

Cryptorchidism is fairly common in dogs, but rare in cats.