OUR EXLUSIVE BLOG
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!
September 20th, 2016 in Blog
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 […]
August 20th, 2016 in Blog
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 […]
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 […]
Many people who have pets understand that they quickly become part of the family. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand the importance of fire pet safety, in fact, it is mistakenly believed that pets will simply follow us out the door if there is danger. It is far more common for a pet to have a […]
Heartworm disease is generally considered a condition that only affects dogs, but many other mammal species can suffer from it or act as carriers. Heartworms have been known to infect dogs, cats, ferrets, wolves, coyotes, sea lions, and there have even been reported cases of human infection as well. Severe lung disease, heart failure, and […]
As bathing suit season approaches and we all try to shed our last few holiday pounds don’t forget your 4 legged family members. According to the AVMA 58.3 % of cats and 52.5 % of dogs are overweight or obese. Pets that are 20% over their ideal weight are considered overweight and 40% over their […]
With the season coming to a close many of our winter residents will be getting ready to head back up north, and with them go their 4 legged companions. This type of travel can be highly stressful for both you and your pets. The most important thing you can do is to plan ahead. Being […]
January 15th, 2016 in Blog
Dr. Leigh Samanowitz, the new owner of University Animal Clinic, has announced that Dr. Robert Rill, who served at the helm of the University Park clinic for more than two decades, will be retiring from the daily practice of veterinary medicine at the clinic in February.
December 20th, 2015 in Blog
The holidays is a festive moment for us human beings. We celebrate family and life through music, large gatherings, and decorations. However, it may be a precarious time for your pets who may not be accustomed to the noise. From animals who suffer from a noise phobia to protecting your curious cat from munching on […]
December 15th, 2015 in Blog
Dear Diary: This must be my lucky day as my parents have placed a very large climbing toy in the middle of the living room clearly for my enjoyment. They have placed numerous sparkly objects hanging from limbs for me to bat at as well as silver threads for me to chew on. Unfortunately these […]