Top 4 Reasons to Get Your Pet’s Teeth Cleaned

Do dogs and cats really need their teeth professionally cleaned? The answer is absolutely yes! Animals develop tartar and plaque on their teeth just like we do. This tartar and plaque is formed by food particles and bacteria. The bacteria spreads to the gums and causes inflammation which is called gingivitis. As the bacteria spread [...]

By |2018-10-04T17:18:55+00:00October 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Microchipping Can Reunite Lost Pets and Their Owners

Seeing your pet bolt through an open door is terrifying, especially if he isn’t wearing a collar or identification tags. But even with identification tags, which can fall off or be removed, many pets who become lost are never reunited with their owners. Microchips can help.   What is microchipping? Microchipping provides a permanent identification [...]

By |2018-08-27T15:06:43+00:00August 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments


What is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is an infectious disease that can affect humans and animals, including dogs and, rarely, cats. Leptospirosis is caused by the bacteria, Leptospira, which is classified into subtypes called serovars. Currently, over 200 serovars of Leptospira have been named. How is Leptospirosis spread? Leptospirosis is most commonly spread through the urine of infected animals. [...]

By |2018-07-11T20:08:58+00:00July 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Heatstroke in Pets: Recognizing it, Preventing it, Treating it

Heatstroke occurs when an animal’s body overheats due to hot, humid weather conditions (environmental heatstroke) or due to strenuous physical activity (exertional heatstroke). Florida’s high summer temperatures and high humidity are the biggest risk factors for heatstroke in our area, but certain activities such as exercising your pet when it is hot, leaving them in [...]

By |2018-06-21T19:36:03+00:00June 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Canine Cataracts

The structure and function of the eye is similar to that of a camera.  The camera has a lens to focus light on film, while the eye has a lens to focus light on the retina which sends signals to the brain to be interpreted into the world around us.  An opaque lens is called [...]

By |2018-04-30T07:09:40+00:00March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holiday Plant Pet Hazards

With Christmas around the corner, it is time to think about some common holiday plants  that can be toxic to our beloved pets.  There are a variety of decorative Christmas plants in the house around the holiday season:  Christmas trees, Holly, Mistletoe, and Poinsettia.  We don’t have to get rid of these holiday favorites but [...]

By |2018-04-30T07:09:41+00:00December 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Osteoarthritis in Dogs and Cats

What is it? Osteoarthritis is a progressive and irreversible inflammatory condition of the joints which involve progressive loss of articular cartilage and new bone formation which leads to pain and stiffness in the joints. Any joint can be affected including hips, knees, elbows and the spine. Inflammation can be due to changes related to aging [...]

By |2018-04-30T07:09:41+00:00December 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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