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4 Ways To Keep Your Dog’s Heart Healthy

4 Ways To Keep Your Dog’s Heart Healthy

January 15, 2023

Here’s a sobering fact: an estimated 8 million dogs have heart disease. As with humans, that risk increases with age: as many as three quarters of senior pups may be affected. While there’s no way to guarantee that your canine companion won’t someday join those numbers, there are things you can do to keep his ticker healthy. A Seminole, FL vet lists some key ones below. Breed Research The term ‘heart disease’ is an umbrella … Read More »

Unchain A Dog Month

January 01, 2023

It’s hard to believe, but 2022 is in the rear view mirror! As we toss our old calendars and hang new ones, many people are thinking about goals for the new year, and perhaps thinking about ways to make the world a better place. January may be the perfect time for that: it’s Unchain a Dog Month. This is definitely an important cause, and something to be aware of. A local Seminole, FL vet offers … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care

Things We May Never Understand About Cats

February 15, 2022
Ginger cat with mouth wide open

Have you ever wondered why cats are so quirky? Kitties can be pretty purrplexing. We do know —or suspect–the reasons behind some of Fluffy’s odd behaviors. For instance, we know why cats knead their humans; not because they are trying to shred us, but because it reminds them of being kittens, as that motion stimulates milk flow. However, there are a few things we may never quite sort out about our feline pals. A local … 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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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 »

Reasons Bunnies Make Great Pets

October 01, 2020

Are you considering adopting a new pet? If so, you may want to think about getting a rabbit. While these guys aren’t as popular as dogs or cats, they really do have some wonderful traits. A Seminole, FL veterinarian lists some of them below.  They’re Adorable First and foremost, bunnies are ridiculously cute. Floppy’s soft fur, cute face, and huge ears can really melt hearts!  Quiet We love our canine patients, but they can be … Read More »

Posted in General

Caring for a Senior Bunny

June 01, 2020

Is your pet rabbit entering her golden years? Bunnies can live up to 14 years with proper care. However, they usually become seniors at around 5 to 8 years old. Floppy will definitely benefit from some extra TLC at this stage of her life. A local Seminole, FL vet lists some below. Signs of Aging The signs of aging can be fairly subtle in bunnies, at least at first. Some things to watch for include … Read More »