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The Rules of Hugging Cats

June 01, 2021

Hug Your Cat Day is coming up June 4th. While we think kitties should be hugged every day, this is a purrfect time to show your furball some extra attention. However, there are a few things to keep in mind here … such as Fluffy’s opinion. As it turns out, cats have some pretty clear rules about cuddling. A local Seminole, FL vet lists some of them in this article. Don’t Force It Not all … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

Packing Fido’s Beach Bag

May 15, 2021

Many of our canine patients enjoy our beautiful beaches just as much as we do. Swimming can be a lot of fun for Fido, and it can also be a great way for him to stay in shape. Of course, you’ll need to bring a few things along with you. In this article, a Seminole, FL vet lists some things you’d want to put in your pet’s beach bag. Water This one is by far … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Signs of Anxiety in Dogs

May 01, 2021

Dog Anxiety Awareness Week starts May 2nd. This is actually a much more important topic than many people realize. Just like people, dogs can suffer from mental and emotional distress, and can be affected by things like fear, stress, depression, and anxiety. However, Fido can’t tell you how he feels. It’s important for you to know what to look for. A local Seminole, FL vet lists some of the signs of doggy anxiety in this … Read More »

Preventing Cat Bites

April 15, 2021

Dog Bite Prevention Week started April 11th. Of course, dogs aren’t the only pets that bite. Our feline pals also sometimes chomp on people. While serious dog bites are more common and usually more dangerous, cat bites aren’t good either. The bacteria in Fluffy’s mouth can cause painful infections. A Seminole, FL vet discusses cat bites in this article. Manners When it comes to preventing cat bites, teaching Fluffy proper manners when she is a … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Keeping Kitty Cool

April 01, 2021

Summer isn’t far off now. Florida summers are no joke! While many of our feline pals enjoy sunbathing, the heat can be dangerous for Fluffy. After all, kitties are wearing fur coats, and they can’t cool off by sweating the way we can. A local Seminole, FL vet offers some tips on helping your cat get through our scorching summer heat in this article. Keep Kitty In The best way to keep Fluffy cool is … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Giving Your Dog Treats

March 15, 2021

Does your dog come running when he suspects that he is getting a treat? If we were able to ask Fido about his favorite things, we suspect that treats would rank pretty high on the list. While your canine pal may happily gobble down almost anything you offered him, there are a few do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when offering snacks. A Seminole, FL veterinarian lists a few of them in this article. … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

UPDATE on COVID-19 Procedures from Dr. Kathy – 3/12/21

March 12, 2021

We continue to remain open with our regular hours and days of operation. You are welcome to stay with your pet and come in the building (one family per exam room and waiting room) wearing masks per the county mask mandate. If you prefer to stay in your car, we will come out and get your pet from you. We will then conduct the exam with you on the phone. We can even FaceTime if you … Read More »

Posted in COVID19

Fun Facts About Guinea Pigs

March 01, 2021

March is Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Month! Guinea pigs—also called cavies–are very fun and cute little pets. A local Seminole, FL vet lists some interesting facts about them below. They’re Not From Guinea Guinea pigs actually come from the Andes region, which is in South America. So where did the name come from? It may have been because they cost one guinea back in 16th-century England. Others say they may have come to Europe … Read More »

Posted in General

Should You Walk Your Cat?

February 15, 2021

Walk Your Dog Day is coming up February 20th. You can find lots of information on walking Fido. Plus, many of you walk your dogs every day. But what about cats? As you may have seen, more and more people are putting their kitties into harnesses and taking them for strolls. A local Seminole, FL vet offers some advice on taking your pet for a walk in this article. Benefits There are some benefits to … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Dwarf Hamster Care

February 01, 2021

Are you looking for a pet that is very small but also super cute? A dwarf hamster may be a great option for you. These tiny balls of fur are quite cute and charming. However, they do need proper care to thrive. A Seminole, FL vet discusses dwarf hamsters in this article. Dwarf Hamster Facts As the name suggests, dwarf hamsters are very small. They rarely grow more than four inches long. Some are only … Read More »