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Dog Training Tips

January 15, 2022
Dark brown doggy on leash with one paw up

January is Train Your Dog Month! If your canine companion hasn’t finished his petucation yet, this is a perfect time for it. While you don’t necessarily have to teach Fido advanced commands, he should know basic obedience commands. Sit, Stay, Heel, Come, and Lay Down are the five most crucial. Down and Leave It (or Drop It) are also very helpful. Of course, it will take time and patience to get your adorable student through … Read More »

Fido’s New Year’s Resolutions

January 01, 2022
Brownish Shih Tzu and a German Shepherd with party hats and wine glasses

Happy New Year! Are you making resolutions this year? If so, your pooch will be right there with you, cheering you on with tail wags and happy dances. In fact, Fido has a few goals of his own … and they’re pretty adorable. A Seminole, FL vet lists some of them below. Score More Bacon No surprises here. If Fido could list his favorite things ever, treats (and bacon) would probably be pretty high up … Read More »

6 Great Ways To Help Animals This Holiday Season

December 15, 2021

Happy Holidays! We love seeing photos of our furry patients getting pampered at this time of year. Unfortunately, there are many kitties out there who don’t have trees to climb or laps to curl up in. There are also many sweet homeless dogs who just want someone to love them and give them bacon and belly rubs. If you’re an animal lover, like us, you probably would love to help them. A Seminole, FL vet … Read More »

Decorating With Fido

December 01, 2021

One thing many of us love about the holiday season is seeing how people decorate. Many of you have at least one neighbor that goes all-out … unless of course you are that neighbor. Just keep your canine buddy in mind as you get your place ready for the holidays. A local Seminole, FL vet offers some advice on decorating for the season with Man’s Best Friend. Plants Many popular holiday plants are toxic to … Read More »

Caring For An Arthritic Dog

November 15, 2021

Did you know that as many as 80 percent of dogs over the age of eight have arthritis? This painful condition can’t be treated, but there are things you can do to manage it and keep your canine pal comfortable as he ages. Here, a Seminole, FL veterinarian discusses caring for an arthritic pup. Veterinary Care Make sure that your furry friend sees his doctor regularly. While arthritis can’t be cured, it can be managed. … Read More »

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Adopting A Senior Dog: Helping Fido Settle

November 01, 2021

November is Adopt A Senior Dog Month! There are far too many sweet senior dogs in shelters, who really just want someone to love them. While puppies are super cute and lots of fun, there’s also a lot to be said for having a calm, lovable older pet that just wants to nap at your feet. Of course, going to a new home is a big deal for Fido, so he’ll need time to adjust. … Read More »

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Doggy Adoption Shopping Checklist

October 01, 2021

October is Adopt A Dog Month! We always love seeing those ‘Gotcha Day’ posts, and we’re certainly hoping to see lots of them this year. Of course, adopting a new pooch means a few trips to the pet store. A Seminole, FL vet offers some shopping tips below. Food Fido will need a good, high-quality food, one that is appropriate for his age, size, breed, and lifestyle. If you know what kind of food your … Read More »

Food Safety For Pets

September 01, 2021
Food Safety For Pets

September is National Food Safety Month! Nutrition plays a huge role in your beloved pet’s overall health and well-being. However, eating unsafe foods is extremely dangerous for our furry friends. A Seminole, FL vet discusses food safety for pets in this article. Unsafe Foods Pets are often very interested in what we are eating. They’re also pretty good about convincing us to share. However, not everything on your plate is safe for your furry buddy. … Read More »

Check The Chip Day

August 15, 2021
Food Safety For Pets

It’s Check The Chip Day! Has your pet been microchipped yet? If not, you may want to see to this. Microchips are tiny devices that form an invisible, yet permanent, link between people and their pets. If your furry best friend ever goes missing, that tiny chip could be the only thing connecting the two of you! Here, a Seminole, FL vet offers some information about microchips, and how to check them. Microchip Basics Microchips … Read More »

Hurricane Preparation Tips

August 01, 2021

We’re well into summer now … or, as some like to call it, melting season. As you probably know, this time of year is when hurricanes are most likely to form. We have a few months to go before that window closes, so it’s a good idea to make sure you and your furry friend are ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at us. A Seminole, FL vet offers some advice on preparing your pet … Read More »