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Shiny Happy Pets Issue

letters to the editor dear editors, Vixen is my daughter’s diabetic alert service dog, and although she has a great sniffer and keeps her girl healthy and safe, she wasn’t able to help me sniff out what the front cover scent was to win an iPad. Oh well! amy – virginia editors’ response: Good sniffing, Vixen — it was a tough one! The scent was fresh cut grass. We’ll be announcing the winner in our June newsletter. Stay tuned. hairs to you Good articles in your past issue (“Scratch & Sniff”), but it didn’t cover seasonal alopecia; my 4-year-old Boxer got this last winter. Is there any treatment that would prevent it from reoccurring? bob e. – michigan editors’ response: Great question, Bob! Check out Dr. Rebecca Jackson’s blog series on this topic by visiting GoPetplan.com/Blog and searching “bald is beautiful” for tips! Got pet health questions, advice or comments to share? Write to us at: petplantails@gopetplan.com If fetch! prints your letter, you’ll get a free $25 Amex gift card. WRITE TO US fetch! tweets ‏@TheRFive We have Petplan for all 4 pets and it’s definitely been worth it! Our dog was sick and then had to have surgery #lifesaver @willmartinezjr @Petplan you guys have pets at the office! Major cool points! @phillypaws Thank you to @petplan for supporting PAWS & our veterinary community! http://phillypaws.org/ petplan-awards/ find us on facebook facebook.com/petplan follow us on twitter twitter.com/petplan follow us on pinterest pinterest.com/petplan make a stink The “Pass on Gas” tip (“Scratch & Sniff“ issue) caught my attention. My Sheltie, Katie, suddenly developed gas. I remembered my vet’s advice to bring her in whenever there was a sudden change. Katie had 11 benign tumors in her intestines. Surgery went well and the gas resolved. Had I considered Katie’s gas common, we might have missed the next seven years with her. anne r. – kentucky editors’ response: Glad you caught Katie’s tumors early! The tips on page 12 are equally helpful in avoiding misfortune. gone fishing Thanks, Dr. Ward, for the advice on postsurgery foods (Chow Down, “Snip/ Tuck” issue). Wild salmon did the trick! Z wouldn’t eat and I needed to give her medicine; the salmon covered the taste and she finally ate! barbara h. – california editors’ response: That’s wonderful, Barbara! Find more tasty tips from Dr. Ward on page 38! 8 the shiny happy pets issue


Shiny Happy Pets Issue
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