• Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    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...
Read More | Comments (0)
  • Dr. Kim
  • 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...
Read More | Comments (0)
Over the past decade, science has shown that dogs and cats tend to relax when listening to certain music. Classical music, especially Mozart compositions, has been the primary focus of these ...
Read More | Comments (0)
  • Dr. Kelly
  • Posted by Dr. Kelly Diehl on
    Science writer and researcher of Morris Animal Foundation
Would you know what to do if your dog had a seizure? For pet owners, seizures caused by epilepsy or other medical conditions can be a frightening problem. Demystifying seizures can not only hel...
Read More | Comments (0)
Got a pup with an itch that can't be scratched? Great news: a novel, non-pharmaceutical pruritus treatment has been approved in the U.S., promising to relieve itching in millions of dogs. ...
Read More | Comments (27)
  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Veterinarians and human health officials got a scare late in 2016 when a new disease showed up in cats (and people!). In New York City shelters, cats started becoming sick with H7N2, a strain of influen...
Read More | Comments (0)
If you think you’re the only one who goes a little stir crazy during the winter, think again! It can also be tough on your dog. But never fear; you can beat the winter blues together. Here’s...
Read More | Comments (2)
Dogs may remember more than we thought, at least according to a recent Hungarian study. Comparative psychologist Claudia Fugazza used an umbrella and a crowd of canines to determine if dogs could &ldquo...
Read More | Comments (3)
“You care more about my money than my pet!” “I wish you could be my doctor.”   In my 25 years of veterinary practice, I’ve heard those words on countless occasions,...
Read More | Comments (0)
  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Bisphenol A (also known as BPA) is a synthetic compound used to make some plastics, and it gets a bad rap because it’s disruptive to our endocrine system. When BPA-containing plastic touches food,...
Read More | Comments (0)

policies by AGCS Marine Insurance Company, an Allianz company

our bloggers
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
  • Meet the panel
Dr. Ernie Ward, Jr.Veterinary Advisory Board of Petplan
vet tip of the week

Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.