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Is Your Dog Possessed or Obsessed?

September 19, 2017

Maybe you've watch your dog as he or she snaps the air in pursuit of biting invisible things that don't appear to be there, or have listened to a neighbor's pet bark obsessively in a rhythmic...


AVMA Announced Pet Food Safety Recalls on Raw Hide Chews

July 20, 2017

Have you noticed a unpleasant odor after opening a pack of raw hide chews? The American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) recently announced that United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum...


Advantages of Pet Boarding & Day Care for Your Dog, Cat or Exotic

June 23, 2017

It you are old enough to rust, you may have thought the notion of taking your cat or dog to day care was absurd. After all, when you're home, they spend a lot of the day curled up asleep. However,...


Are Over-the-Counter Medications Safe for Dogs?

March 7, 2017

This is a very common question and one that needs an assertive "No" for an answer. You should always check with your veterinarian before giving your pet any medication including vitamins and...


Canine Hip Dysplasia Affects Millions of Dogs

February 28, 2017

Canine hip dysplasia is a common skeletal disease that can cause pain and mobility issues for any breed. It is a veterinary condition related to looseness in a hip joint that would otherwise be...


Getting Started with Your New Puppy

December 22, 2016

It's that time of year when many people get a new puppy. Maybe as a parent you decided to let Santa make your child's wish come true. On the other hand, maybe you decided to give yourself a...


Make Sure the Holidays Are Safe for Your Pets

December 16, 2016

Yes, it is that time of year again. Everyone is hastily rushing "to and fro" trying to get things done for the Holidays. Tree stands filled with water, holiday light chords, enticing shiny...


Are Sugar Substitutes Dangerous for Dogs?

November 18, 2016

There is a lot of good information to be found online but even more bad information related to pets and the dangers of sugar substitutes. Unfortunately, many pet owners and even some pet health...


When Is Florida's Flea Season?

November 15, 2016

Unfortunately, fleas are hardy parasites that, like many retirees who are attracted to Florida's warm and humid climate, tend to love the First Coast weather. In fact, fleas in our area can...


What Is Canine Influenza Virus?

April 21, 2016

There are many causes of kennel cough, both bacterial and viral. Canine influenza virus (CIV) is one of the viral causes of kennel cough. This highly contagious respiratory disease has...


 

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