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Manatee Awareness Day

November 15, 2022
One large manatee swimming under water

November is Manatee Awareness Month! While we usually write about pets, we also care very much about local wildlife. One animal that is in grave danger is a beloved Florida icon: the manatee. Manatees are in dire straits this year, due to the confluence of several threats. One major issue is a lack of sea grass in the Apollo River Basin, one of their main feeding grounds. Boats are another threat. It’s far too common … Read More »

Storm Safety For Pets

November 01, 2022
Ginger cat with a white knitted scarf

Hurricane Ian may be over, but the wake of devastation it left is still dominating the news. While those of us in the Bay area escaped the worst of the storm, our neighbors just to the south suffered catastrophic damage. Unfortunately, devastating storms are becoming more and more frequent. While this year’s storm season is (hopefully) over, every year brings the chance of another. A local Seminole, FL vet offers some advice on helping your … Read More »

Spoodle Day

October 01, 2022
Spoodle running with tongue sticking out

Did you know that October 11th is Spoodle Day? This can be a bit confusing, as there are a few types of spoodles. One is a utensil, and technically is a mix between a spoon and a ladle. (We’ll leave celebrating these to the chefs and foodies out there.) The other type of Spoodle is much more in our wheelhouse! This is a relatively new dog breed that has become quite popular in a very … Read More »

Seafaring Kitties

September 15, 2022
tabby cat in seafarer uniform with shore background

Did you know that September 19th is Meow Like A Pirate Day? You probably won’t get a paid holiday off from work, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate. As it turns out, kitties have done very well on ships … despite the fact that most of them absolutely hate water! A Seminole, FL vet offers some information on pirate kitties in this article. History It’s not hard to imagine fearless furballs climbing masts and … Read More »

7 Ways To Enrich Your Dog’s Life

September 01, 2022
Chihuahua with a tutu skirt

It’s Responsible Dog Ownership Month! Part of being a good dog owner really entails keeping Fido happy and entertained. Dogs need mental stimulation, just as we do! You wouldn’t be happy just staring at four bare walls all day, and nor would Fido. Here, a Seminole, FL vet lists some ways to keep your canine companion happy and entertained. Playtime Playing is a terrific doggy workout, but did you know that it’s also great mental … Read More »

5 Ways To Help Homeless Animals

August 15, 2022
Group of rescue dogs eating around an older lady

Homeless Animals Day is coming up on August 20th. This is a big problem here in Florida: the Sunshine State has tens of thousands of cats and dogs living on the streets, with more being born all the time. Due to our warm weather, high poverty rates, and, in some areas, lack of access to veterinary care, we trend higher in this area than most of the country. There are far too many homeless pets … Read More »

Kitties With Leukemia

July 15, 2022
Gray cat snuggled in two human arms

Feline Leukemia Day is July 16th. This is a very important topic! The feline leukemia virus, or FeLV, is the second leading cause of death in cats. However, that doesn’t mean that Fluffy can’t still have a happy life. A Seminole, FL vet offers more information in this article. Contagion One reason that FeLV is so concerning is because it is extremely contagious. Kitties that are infected shed the virus in their blood, saliva, and … Read More »

Summer Kitten Care Tips

July 01, 2022
Pale gray colored kitty laying on the sand with brown woven summer hat

Kitten Day is coming up on July 10th. While we think all of our patients are pretty cute, we have to admit that kittens are absolutely delightful. If a baby cat has just joined your household, you are definitely in for some adorable moments over the next few months. You’re also in for some pet parenting! Read on for some summer kitten care tips from a Seminole, FL vet. Visit The Vet Proper veterinary care … Read More »

Dog Party Day Tips

June 15, 2022
Dog Party Day Tips

There’s a pretty fun doggy holiday coming up. June 21st is Dog Party Day! Giving Fido a chance to run and play with his buddies can be just as adorable and entertaining as it sounds! However, there are some things to keep in mind. Read on as a Seminole, FL vet offers some tips on having your pup’s pals over. Guest List Having the right guest list can make a huge difference. Be sure to … Read More »

Keeping Fido Safe Near Water

June 01, 2022
Grayish Terrier swimming on waters

Are you planning to spend a lot of time near water this summer? Many of our canine companions absolutely love the water! However, pools and beaches can be very dangerous for Fido. A Seminole, FL vet discusses keeping your pup safe near water in this article. Don’t Force It Not all dogs like the water. If Fido seems nervous, don’t force him to go into it. He may end up even more scared of water … Read More »