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Dr. Kim Smyth


The truth about catnip

Watching cats interact with it is a sight to behold, but many people worry about the safety of indulging their cats with a little bit of “herbal” fun.
Pet Care

Should you shave your dog in the summer?

See what professionals have to say about getting rid of your dog's heavy coat in the summer.
Pet Health

Inflammatory bowel disease in cats and dogs

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be a frustrating disease for cat and dog owners and their veterinarians.
Pet Health

Another reason to beware of ticks: Rocky Mountain spotted fever

RMSF is carried by the wood tick, the American dog tick and the brown dog tick and is transmitted to your dog (or yourself!) through the tick’s bite.

The most affectionate dog breeds according to science

Everyone likes to think they have an affectionate dog, but are some dog breeds more affectionate than others?

Are chlorine pools safe for dogs?

I often get asked if it’s ok for dogs to swim in the pool, and most people ask because they worry about the chlorine content.
Pet Health

How to boost your dog's appetite

While some dogs and cats are considered “picky eaters,” others experience inappetence due to underlying medical conditions.
Pet Health

What to do if your pet is stung by a bee

Pets are twice as likely to be stung by a bee during the summer compared to the rest of the year. Here's are some tips on what to do if your pet gets stung.