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Are You at Risk for Zoonotic Diseases?

August 15, 2017

If you grew up on a working farm or ranch, you may be familiar with the terminology. Zoonotic diseases are fungal, bacterial, viral or parasitic infections that can be spread between animals and...

What is the Fairness to Pet Owners Act?

August 10, 2017

Once again, Congress has introduced legislation to mandate how veterinarians across the United States issue prescriptions and dispense medicines for your pets. Like most bills before our nation's...

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...

Be Smart and Protect Your Pet in Hot Weather

July 6, 2017

The weather in the Sunshine State can be hot during any season. At least hot enough to cause irreversible damage or death to a pet left in an unattended vehicle. According to the U.S. Humane...

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,...

Is the Dog Flu Life-Threatening?

June 21, 2017

Many dog owners in our area have expressed concern about the potential for their animal to catch the "dog flu". Although the virus is not new to the U.S., the first diagnosed case in North Florida...

Permanent Identification for Your Pet

April 17, 2017

The American Humane Association estimates that more than ten million pets are lost or stolen each year. If you have been looking for ways to protect your dog or cat, consider these statistics....

Celebrate National Pet Day with a Special Gift

April 10, 2017

Although we all love our pets every day of the week, the Animal Miracle Foundation & Network has been encouraging pet owners to celebrate National Pet Day on April 11th since 2005. Founded by...

South Florida Poses Screwworm Risk to Pets

March 30, 2017

After more than fifty years, a devastating parasitic fly has returned to South Florida. So far, the fly's larvae, the screwworm has been quarantined south of Homestead but has killed an estimated...

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...


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