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Five Florida Plants That Are Dangerous for Your Pet

May 18, 2018

Spring has "sprung" and, here in the Sunshine State, many plants are in full bloom. Unfortunately, the beauty of your yard or garden can cause a trip to the Animal Hospital emergency room for an...

When Did Mankind Tame Dogs and Cats?

May 18, 2018

Although many people mistakenly think "tame" and "domesticate" are interchangeable words, they are not. A wild animal raised in captivity can be very accepting when in the presence of people, even...

Do You Know How to Prepare for an Approaching Storm?

April 24, 2018

The recent hurricane season ravaged numerous areas of the country. For those spared from the damage and destruction, television and social media kept everyone well informed of each storm's...

Why Do Dogs Sniff Butts?

April 17, 2018

Have you ever wondered why your dog is obsessed with sniffing another dog's butt? Well, what may seem disgusting to you with images of smelling stale dog poop is actually a very complex form of...

Do You Know the Primary Cause of Pet Obesity?

March 13, 2018

The answer is pet owners. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 73.7 percent of men in the U.S. are classified as overweight or have obesity; and approximately 66.9 percent of...

Have You Been Considering an Emotional Support Animal?

March 7, 2018

Most people don't know the difference between a service dog and an emotional assistance animal. To be honest, a grey area exists especially when the emotional support animal is a dog. According to...

Essential Oils Can Be Harmful to Family Pets

February 9, 2018

New trends come and go every year but some have more staying power than others do. In 2017, one of those trends really caught on, becoming extremely popular with kits available in several stores....

Biologist Developing Pet Translator

February 7, 2018

While most pet owners are adept at figuring out what their dog or cat is trying to communicate, there are still times where people want to have a real conversation with their furry friends. That...

Why Your Dog Eats Grass?

January 19, 2018

Your best friend clearly isn't a grazing animal like a cow or goat. So you might be confused when they suddenly start munching down on blades of grass. Although there is no consensus of opinion or...

Is It Time for a Trip to the Dog Park?

January 16, 2018

With leash laws being enforced in most areas of North Florida, allowing your dog to run free is becoming increasingly restrictive. However, that is probably a good thing. Even a sidewalk stroll...


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