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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Dog Diarrhea: Causes, Treatments, & Tips

By Petal Smart / July 29, 2018

No one said that being a dog owner was going to be easy. In fact, it can prove to be quite challenging at times, particularly when Fido isn’t feeling well. As much as you would love for your dogs to be able to speak to you, that just isn’t the case. For this reason, it […]

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Turmeric for Dogs: The Ultimate Guide

By Petal Smart / July 23, 2018

You want what’s best for your four-legged family members. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the more studies that uncover the dangers of conventional medications, the more dog owners search for natural replacements. It makes sense, why subject your dog to a laundry list of potentially harmful side effects, when you could choose a treatment method […]

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Dog Allergies: How To Tell & What To Do

By Petal Smart / July 20, 2018

Just like their owners, dogs can suffer from allergies. If you are one of the over 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies each year, you know just how awful it can be. The constant sneezing, the itchy, watery eyes, tissue boxes in every room of your home. Allergies are no fun for anyone. Therefore, […]

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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 […]

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Dog Vomiting Blood: A Step-By-Step Guide

By Petal Smart / July 16, 2018

We know that your dog means the world to you. At Honest Paws, we are all pet lovers and dog owners. For that reason, we understand how heart-wrenching it can be when your dog isn’t feeling quite like themselves. Furthermore, we understand how terrifying and worrisome it can be to see your dog vomiting blood. […]

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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 […]

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Dog Dandruff: A Definitive Guide

By Petal Smart / July 9, 2018

You might be familiar with the itchy, irritating symptoms that come along with dandruff. No matter how much you itch your scalp, you can’t seem to find relief. Dandruff is common in humans, so much so that companies have special lines of dandruff products. What pet owners may not realize is how commonly dandruff may […]

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