About the author

Petal Smart

Dr. Petal Smart is a veterinarian who, after a brief stint in clinical practice, has been a medical, veterinary, and science editor for the past four years. She has edited hundreds of research studies that have been published in various academic journals, and more recently, she has been editing blog articles on pet health. She holds a DVM (Hons) from the University of the West Indies - St. Augustine. Her pets in the past have included dogs, fish, birds, and a turtle. At times, she also likes to think of herself as a horse whisperer. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.


Lymphoma in Dogs: A Comprehensive Guide

By Petal Smart / October 30, 2018

Nearly everyone in today’s world has been affected by cancer to some degree. Either you have battled the vicious disease yourself or you know someone who has. It’s a tragic part of our lives, yet it has been somewhat normalized in a sense because it is so extremely common. Sadly for our dogs, cancer doesn’t […]


High Fiber Dog Food: Reasons, Types, & Tips

By Petal Smart / September 4, 2018

We all want the very best for our beloved four-legged companions. From staying up–to–date on the latest and greatest advancements in holistic healing to ensuring that your pup always has enough physical and mental stimulation, you try to do it all. However, what if we told you that a supplement you’ve definitely heard of, was […]


Brain Tumor in Dogs: Everything You Need To Know

By Petal Smart / August 25, 2018

Perhaps the most horrifying news that any pet owner can receive is that their beloved four-legged companion has a brain tumor. As individuals with a plethora of information at the tips of our fingers, we know all too well just how destructive brain tumors can be. Knowing that our furry companion is going through such […]


Probiotics for Dogs: The Truth About Digestive Health

By Petal Smart / August 18, 2018

Your dog means the world to you, so it makes sense to do whatever you can to keep them healthy and happy. However, what you may not fully realize is the importance of your dog’s gut. Poor digestive health is at the forefront of many conditions. Luckily, a healthy gut and digestive system make a […]


Pumpkin For Dogs: Why You Can Use Them Year-Round

By Petal Smart / August 3, 2018

Fall is quickly upon us and with that comes some of our favorite treats: pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. From lattes to pies, pumpkin is truly a staple of autumn. However, what many pet parents may not realize is that pumpkin (in it’s organic, natural pureed form) is also highly beneficial for Fido. In this article, we’ll […]


Zyrtec for Dogs: A Word of Warning

By Petal Smart / July 16, 2018

Let’s face it, allergies are no fun, and we all have to deal with them to some degree. It may surprise some pet owners to learn that the itchy-eyes, irritated skin, and sneezing that are associated with allergies do not only affect humans but our furry companions as well. While they often manifest in different […]


CBD for Cats: The Definitive Guide

By Petal Smart / July 9, 2018

      Your cat means the world to you, and we understand. At Honest Paws, we are all pet owners and pet lovers. Therefore, when something seems off with your feline friend, we understand that it can be a heart-wrenching time. A trip to the veterinarian will likely cause even more stress. What are […]