• Pippa
  • Posted by Pippa Elliott on
    Guest Blogger of Petplan
Why do dogs and cats lick? While pets may well show affection with their tongues, the language of licks can also say a whole lot more, whether the object of attention is themselves, other pets or other ...
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Silently slinking along the living room baseboard, I spy my cat plotting an imaginary kill. Out of her sight and around a corner, our household robotic vacuum has accidentally snagged a string, whipping...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
You know that your pet is good for your soul, and every year we’re finding more and more reasons why your pet is also good for your health! The latest buzz is specifically for women pet parents. ...
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With an estimated 500,000 pets affected in home fires each year, it’s important that pet parents include furry family members in their emergency plans. And fire safety for pets goes beyond just chec...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
The internet is a wealth of information when it comes to really bad ideas, and when you pair a really bad idea with a desire to blow stuff up to celebrate our nation’s birthday, you end up with a ...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
When we’re seeking refuge from the sun, our minds turn to the sparkling, blue pool—which then gets us wondering if it’s safe for our four-legged friends to join us for a dip from time ...
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The City of Brotherly Love may be known for the Liberty Bell (and its cheesesteaks!), but if you’re visiting Philadelphia with pets, you’ll find there’s a lot to explore with your furr...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Feeding fish to your cat may seem as natural as a game of cat and mouse, but there are a few things to consider before you fork it over—it may not be as good for cats as you think! ...
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Honey has been used as a healing agent for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians recognized honey as one of the “three healing gestures”: 1) Cleaning the wound; 2) Applying a salve made of h...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
While some dogs and cats are considered “picky eaters,” turning their noses up at all but the tastiest of morsels, others experience inappetence due to underlying medical conditions. It make...
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