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Dr. Kim Smyth

Pet Health

A primer on puppy strangles

While there’s a lot we still don’t know about the condition, puppy strangles seems to be caused by an overactive immune system.
Pet Care

The dangers for pets posed by ice

Winter poses a variety of threats to our beloved pets, but thin ice ranks near the top of the list of most dangerous winter perils.

Excessive grooming in cats

Excessive grooming can leave your kitty suffering from bald spots - but more importantly, it could indicate an underlying medical problem.
Pet Health

Diabetic ketoacidosis in pets

When blood sugar is too high for too long, it results in a serious condition called diabetic ketoacidosis.
Pet Care

Hospice care for pets

As with our human family members, as these four-legged family members start to age, we find ourselves facing some difficult decisions.
Pet Health

What happens during a routine checkup?

You’ve heard me talk about the importance of a yearly (or, for older pets, twice yearly) exam in all of our pets, but do you know what a physical exam entails?
Pet Care

Smooth move: how to prepare pets for a move

Moving can be stressful – not only on the human members of a family, but also on their pets.
Pet Health

Megaesophagus in pets

Megaesophagus is one of the underlying causes for regurgitation in pets, and can be a frustrating disease to deal with, both for owners and veterinarians