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Dr. Kim Smyth

Pet Health

Tetralogy of Fallot in pets

Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is a congenital condition can affect dogs or cats (or humans, for that matter), but is more commonly seen in dogs.
Pet Health

Feline hyperesthesia syndrome

Feline hyperesthesia syndrome goes by many names, including rolling skin disease and fittingly, twitchy cat disease.
Pet Health

Matters of heart part 3: a look at more conditions

Mitral valve dysplasia is not common in cats or dogs, but when it is seen, it is more likely to be seen in large breed dogs.
Pet Health

Matters of heart: patent ductus arteriosis

To understand how PDA affects our pets, it is helpful to get a short primer (this time on fetal mammals).
Pet Health

Thyroid carcinomas in pets

Boxers, Beagles, and Golden Retrievers are more likely to be affected than other breeds.
Pet Care

Submissive urination in pets

Submissive urination often occurs in puppies, but can persist into adulthood. It happens when the pet is frightened or insecure, or when greeted or picked up.

Counteracting fence line wars

Is your dog engaged in a fence line war? Find out why they occur, why they can be dangerous and learn training tips to stop them.