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Dr. Kim Smyth

Pet Health

Take a deep breath: anesthesia in surgical procedures

Here’s a “behind the scenes” look at what happens when your pet needs to undergo general anesthesia.
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A look at proptosed eyeballs

A proptosed eyeball, otherwise known as exophthalmos, is the medical term for an eyeball that has popped out of its socket, and it's a disturbing sight.
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Reverse sneezing in dogs

Witnessing a pet in the midst of a bout of reverse sneezes is frightening at first, but it's important to remember that he is not in respiratory distress.
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Common causes of urinary incontinence in dogs

If you notice that your dog’s bed is damp more than it’s dry, urinary incontinence may be to blame.

Play it safe: Petplan pet insurance on play dates for your puppy

It’s a conundrum for the ages: you want your puppy to be well socialized, but you also want to keep her safe from communicable diseases.
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Why cat parents shouldn’t neglect wellness visits

Just because your feline friend spends her days indoors doesn’t mean that she can skip her annual doctor’s exam.
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Polyuria and polydipsia in cats

Drinking a lot of water and producing increased amounts of urine is actually a condition veterinarians call polyuria/polydipsia (or PU/PD for short).
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Petplan pet insurance presents: A primer on World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day is September 28 – This annual observance aims to raise awareness about the global impact of human and animal rabies.