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Dr. Kim Smyth

Pet Health

Syringomyelia in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Syringomyelia is a neurologic condition that affects the brain and spinal cord, most commonly in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

The benefits of fly ball and agility for dogs

If organized activities are right up your alley, you may want to consider training your dog for flyball or agility competitions.
Pet Health

Indoor cats and parasites

Both external and internal parasites can affect your indoor cat, even if he never puts a paw outside!
Pet Care

What to do if your pet is bitten by a snake

Pets may find the temptation to antagonize snakes greater than they can resist. As a result, snake bites are not uncommon in both cats and dogs.
Pet Health

Pseudopregnancy in female pets

Our female four-legged friends are subject to an odd phenomenon called pseudopregnancy, or false pregnancy.
Pet Health

Broken tails in cats

The symptoms of a broken tail are usually obvious – you may notice a kinked, painful tail, sometimes with an open wound
Pet Health

Bufo toad poisoning in pets

While many toads are harmless, Bufo toads (or cane toads) can land your pet in the emergency room. 

Should you let your dog sleep in bed with you?

Let’s consider whether sharing your bed is in your pet’s best interest. Most veterinary experts will say that it is not always a good idea.