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As we've recently seen with Hurricane Harvey, natural disasters like hurricanes can be devastating for families and animals alike, but being prepared in advance can help you remain calm in the face of dan...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Summer time brings one of my favorite holidays - Independence Day! Who doesn’t love family barbecues followed by amazing fireworks displays? Well, maybe not our pets.  Fireworks and parades may b...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Though most of us associate allergy flare-ups with the birds, bees, flowers and trees of springtime, autumn can also trigger an itch in our dogs and cats. When humans suffer from allergies,...
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  • Jules
  • Posted by Jules Benson on
    Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Petplan
Being cute and furry is a big job, but somebody’s got to do it. Fortunately, your pet’s a pro. And the perks aren’t bad either: fresh daily meal service, flexible napping hours, and of cou...
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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 ch...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
We strive to feed our pets the best food that we can, but every once in a while, the food we feed can become accidentally tainted or have other complications.  Some food recall cases are more seri...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Thunderstorms may be exciting to watch, but for dogs who are thunder phobic, even a storm far off on the radar can ruin their entire afternoon.   Sometimes, but not always, storm phobias and...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Did you know that February is Responsible Pet Owner Month? Here are the top 10 ways that you can be a responsible pet parent!   1)   The very best way to be a responsible pet parent start...
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  • Dr. Kim
  • Posted by Dr. Kim Smyth on
    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Considering a feline addition to the family? Cats make great pets, but before you go cat crazy and run out for a new feline friend, make sure you’ve done your homework, which should include all of ...
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