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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!

Dog laying in a travel crate and tips for traveling with pets

How To Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

The holiday season can be the most wonderful time of year, but it can also present a dangerous atmosphere for dogs, cats and other household pets. It’s easy to forget about the small hazards posed to your four-legged friends in the midst of decorating, cooking and entertaining. As tasty foods and shiny decorations fill your […]

Food for Thought: How to Correctly Feed Your Pet

Food for Thought: How to Correctly Feed Your Pet

  As pet owners, we all love our pets like members of our own families. They’re always there for us when we need them, and they’ve helped us get through good days and bad days alike. Our houses and apartments wouldn’t be the same without them. Because we care so much about our pets, we […]

Rabbit sitting in grass eating a flower

Rabbits: Are They Just Small Horses?

Similarities Between Rabbits & Horses Why do rabbits and rodents eat hay?  Are they just small horses? You’d be surprised to know the diet of small mammals and rabbits are actually very similar to that of a horse.  Anyone who has owned a rabbit, guinea pig, or other small mammal knows access to hay at […]

tiger mosquito on a person's arm

Mosquitoes: The Almost Silent Killers

There is news coming out of the Southwest counties of Florida of a large population of Salt Marsh Mosquitoes that do not transmit Zika but are found to be a vector for heartworm disease.  Due to recent high tides causing flooding in numerous mangroves this Salt Marsh Mosquito population has exploded, they have even been […]

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 […]

Green lizard climbing a log

Reptiles: Cold blooded not Cold Hearted

There are over 6,000 species of reptiles, these vary in 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 […]

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