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Helping Your Pet Recover From Surgery

September 15, 2019

Is your pet having an operation soon? Perhaps Fluffy or Fido need to get fixed. Pets also sometimes require surgery for specific medical problems. This can be a worrying time for pet parents! Read on as a local vet discusses helping pets recover from surgery. Follow Instructions Your vet should provide you with written instructions for your pet’s care after surgery. Follow these guidelines to the letter, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Offer … Read More »

Vehicle Safety Tips for Your Pet

September 01, 2019

According to the American Automobile Association, over 80% of dog owners drive with their pet in the car. That’s a lot of pets traveling in motor vehicles—it’s important for you to make sure your animal companion stays safe! Here are a few key vehicle safety tips for your pet: In the Garage There are several safety hazards to consider before you’ve even left home. Always check that your pet isn’t in the garage when you’re … Read More »

Essential Oils That Are Toxic to Pets

August 15, 2019

Essential oils have become very popular, and with good reason. They smell wonderful, and can be helpful for both cosmetic and medicinal purposes. They are also often utilized for aromatherapy and in personal care products, like soaps and lotions. However, what is good for us isn’t always good for our animal companions. In fact, some essential oils are dangerous for pets. Here, a vet offers information to help keep your pets safe. Cats Cats have … Read More »

All About the Elizabethan Collar

August 01, 2019

When a pet is recovering from a surgical incision, wound, skin infection, or some other bodily harm, there is a natural tendency to scratch, bite, lick, or chew at the site. Of course, this kind of self-traumatization extends recovery time and can even cause a pet to heal improperly! That’s where the Elizabethan collar comes in—these cone-shaped plastic devices fasten around your pet’s neck to prevent any form of self-trauma during recovery. The Basics The … Read More »

Learn More About Your Cat’s Preferred Plant

July 15, 2019

If there’s one indulgence that most of our feline friends can agree on, it’s catnip. This fascinating plant makes our cats go wild, but how much do you really know about this aspect of your cat’s behavior and care? Learn more here from an Edison Park, FL vet. What is Catnip? Catnip is actually an herb, and you’ll be surprised to learn that it’s related to other herbs in your spice garden, like mint. The … Read More »

How to Keep Your Dog Safe on the Fourth

July 01, 2019

In just a few days, you’ll be celebrating the Fourth of July with family and friends. It’s also likely that your pet will be included in the festivities! Below, your Edison Park, FL vet offers a few tips for keeping your dog safe on the Fourth. Careful With Fireworks Most of our canine companions don’t take kindly to the earthquake-like booms and brilliant flashes of the local fireworks display. It’s likely that your dog will … Read More »

Now your dog doesn’t have to be scared of the Fourth of July

June 19, 2019

The Fourth of July can be the scariest day of the year for your dog. But we’re offering a new way of treatment to help your dog remain calm during July 4th fireworks. Not sure if your dog is bothered by noise? Watch this video to learn the 13 common signs of Noise Aversion We’re prescribing the first and only FDA-approved treatment for canine noise aversion caused by events such as fireworks, thunder, construction noise … Read More »

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External Parasites That Harm Cats

June 15, 2019

If you own a cat, proper parasite control is important not only for your feline friend’s health, but for your family’s—some of these pests can be transmitted from cats to humans! External parasites live on your cat’s body and feed off of blood or tissue. Below, learn more about external pests and how to keep your cat safe from harm. Fleas Fleas are tiny brown-colored parasites that cause skin irritation, allergies, and even more serious … Read More »

Meet the AKC’s Newest Breed: The Azawakh

June 01, 2019

The ‘puparazzi’ are all buzzing about the latest dog news: the AKC has just welcomed another new breed into their ranks. The Azawakh (pronounced Oz-a-wok) was formally inducted on January 1, 2019. This brings the total number of AKC-recognized breeds to 193, including the 2018 inductees: the Nederlandse Kooikerhondje and the Grand Basset Griffon Vandeen. In this article, a local vet discusses the Azawakh. History The Azawakh is actually an ancient breed, having originated in … Read More »

Caring For Your Pet as They Age

May 15, 2019

While the exact age that your pet is considered “old” can vary depending on species, size, and breed, one thing is for sure: our animal companions need our love and care as they get older! As your pet enters their senior years, there are several things you can do to make sure that they stay happy and healthy. Frequent Veterinary Visits One of the best ways to make sure your senior pet stays in good … Read More »

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