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Being a pet owner is no easy job! From new vaccinations to ongoing exercise, our furry friends always need tender love and care, and for us to be on our toes.

We’ve created this blog section to share tips and updates on pet care and veterinary medicine directly with you! From travel tips to pet safety and well beyond, you’ve reached the right place to learn more about pet ownership and pet care.

Whether you’re from our neighboring communities of Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, or just happened upon us online, you’ll find a rich source of information right here, so keep checking back for the latest tips and updates!

Our Fine Feathered Friends

How often have you thought about the birds you see every day? There are over 9,000 different avian species in the world and I do mean species. Dogs and cats are separated into different breeds but still within the canine and feline species. But birds are in fact different species under the class Aves and […]

Reptiles: Cold blooded not Cold Hearted

There are over 6,000 species of reptiles, these vary is size, shape, diet, and care. They can range from the 4 legged to the no legged, from those with shells of both hard and soft, and even those that can change color based on their situation and stress level. Because of this, their requirements as […]

Cat being examined by a veterinarian

Senior Aches and Pains

Joint pain during the winter months, slow to get going in the morning, reluctance to go for long walks. As veterinary medicine and the care we provide continues to improve, our pets are living longer now than every before. These longer lifespans are bringing with them more age-related conditions for us to care for. Unfortunately […]

Poinsettias: Pretty or Poisonous

The holidays are a time for families to be together, carols to be sung, and for decking the halls. But some of these decorations and gifts may include any number of beautiful yet possibly dangerous plants for our 4 legged family members. Some of these plants truly are dangerous to our pets and children while […]

What to do in a Hurricane!

It’s that time of year again when the National Hurricane Center puts out the list of names for possible storms to come. This brought up a good question, what about our pets. What do we do with our pets in the event of a natural disaster? I remember when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and […]

Heartworm Disease: Not Just In The South Anymore

Rainy season is upon us and what a rainy season it has been; there were days I thought we’d need a boat to get to work. As I look at the puddles and standing water left in my yard, as a veterinarian the first thing that comes to mind is how bad the mosquitoes are […]

Common Worms and Parasites: Identifying Worms and Symptoms

The threat of parasites and worms are a reality for your dog and cat. Affecting particular breeds and pets that have access to the outdoors, parasites and worms can cause small ailments like stomach upset, up to extreme cases of death. The most common type of parasites and worms that affect pet dogs and cats […]

Vital Pet First Aid Tips To Help Keep Your Pet Healthy And Safe

When you own a pet, there are many things to keep in mind. You not only need to make sure their environment is safe for themselves, but also have a working knowledge of what pets should and shouldn’t eat, and keep their best interests at heart. In addition, it’s important to know some pet first […]

13 Common Pet Emergencies That Need Immediate Attention

Having a pet is a commitment. Most people misunderstand the most common pet emergencies, and don’t call for help until it’s too late. Understanding and keeping a list of the most common emergencies that require a veterinarian’s attention will help keep a pet healthy for a long time. ​ 1. Severe Bleeding ​ This is […]

Common Household Poisons and Toxins

Within our homes are dozens of substances and food products that, while safe for human use and consumption, are toxic or deadly for our pet companions. While many of these dangers are obvious and avoidable, there are some items we might not consider a danger — until a beloved pet is suffering and needs emergency […]

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