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Update: May 31, 2017: Health officials confirm seven of dog flu cases in Florida for the first time. Update: May 3, 2016: Cats confirmed to be infected with H3N2 canine influenza in Indiana. There is...
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One of the hallmarks of summertime is the unmistakably sweet fragrance of one of my favorite fruits: strawberries. Bursting with flavor and packed with powerful nutrients, I’m often asked if dog...
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Viper was an outstanding police dog. Trained to track and take down the most dangerous criminals, Viper was prepared to handle danger and risk. What he and his handler couldn’t anticipate was a ...
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  I’ve lived my life believing, “It’s not where you are, it’s who you are.” While I still abide by that simple credo, the folks at Care.com have ranked the st...
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Epilepsy in dogs and cats is one of the most frightening – and frustrating – diseases veterinarians confront. Treatment is a challenge: delicately balancing anti-seizure medications ...
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Warmer weather means longer walks, outdoor play, and inevitably, messy mutts. But there’s no need to let bath time stress bubble over. Whether your pet is part dogfish or fights tooth and na...
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A recent study about the most effective tone to use when speaking to your new puppy found (perhaps unsurprisingly) that the pups were most responsive to something that the researchers called Dog Direc...
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You’ve probably heard the adage, “You are what you eat.” Now, science has suggested a slight tweak on that saying: “You are what you feed your gut bacteria.” Our body...
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    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
If you or someone in your home is being treated with topical medications for skin cancer, you’ll want to pay very close attention: The FDA has issued a statement warning pet owners about the...
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  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
There are few things more awe-inspiring to me than watching a dog with a job. Whether the task at hand is herding livestock, assisting a disabled person, or searching rubble for signs of life...
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