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Your Child’s First Pocket Pet

September 15, 2020

Has your child been begging for a pet? Pets can be very beneficial to youngsters. They can provide comfort, entertainment, and companionship, all of which are very important in a year like this. They can also teach kids about empathy. Many people start with smaller animals, such as gerbils, hamsters, or Guinea pigs. Here, a Fort Myers, FL discusses getting your child a pocket pet. Benefits Smaller pets do have many charms in their favor. … Read More »

Cute Ways to Celebrate Happy Cat Month

September 01, 2020

September is Happy Cat Month! While we think our feline overlords should be kept content and purring all year, this is a great reminder to pay your cute pet some extra attention. Want to score some extra purrs? Read on! In this article, a Fort Myers, FL vet lists some ‘pawesome’ ways to pamper your kitty. Toys It’s always cute watching a frisky feline pouncing on a little toy. However, playing isn’t just fun for … Read More »

6 Great Reasons to Celebrate National Dog Day

August 15, 2020

There’s a pretty pawesome holiday around the corner. August 26th is National Dog Day! Of course, we don’t really think you need a special day to celebrate your friendship with your furry best friend. However, we’re definitely happy to oblige! This is a great time to pamper your pet a bit, and score yourself some extra tail wags. A Fort Myers, FL vet lists some reasons to celebrate Fido’s friendship below. Loyalty Dogs have many … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Dog Care

Cute Tricks You Can Teach a Guinea Pig

August 01, 2020

Do you have a Guinea pig? These little guys, also called cavies, are super adorable! In fact, they can even learn some simple tricks. A Fort Myers, FL vet lists some charming ones below. Come When Called This one’s pretty easy! When your furball is out of his cage, make a show of putting some yummy food in his bowl, while calling his name. You can also call him while sitting on the floor and … Read More »

Household Hazards for Birds

July 15, 2020

Have you recently adopted a bird? Our feathered friends are very small, but they can fill some pretty big spaces in our hearts and lives. However, they’re also very small and fragile, and a bit prone to mischief. You’ll need to be aware of the things that can endanger your little buddy. Here, a Fort Myers, FL vet lists some common household dangers for bird owners to be aware of. Fans Fans can seriously injure—or … Read More »

How Your Dog Cools Himself Down

July 01, 2020

The human body cools itself down during hot weather or vigorous exercise using one method: sweating. As the sweat on your skin evaporates, it cools you down. But your dog, of course, is covered in fur. So how do our canine companions’ bodies cool themselves in the summer months? Panting Panting is your dog’s primary way of cooling off. When your pup pants, moisture starts to evaporate from their tongue, as well as from the … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

National Garfield Day

June 15, 2020

June 19th is National Garfield Day! This grumpy orange feline has won the hearts of millions with his sarcastic, unimpressed ‘purrsonality.’ A vet discusses this lasagna-loving furball below. History Were you wondering why June 19th is National Garfield Day? It’s his birthday! Back in 1978, a little orange ball of cynicism was born in the kitchen of Mamma Leoni’s Italian Restaurant, where he immediately developed a lifelong lasagna craving. In fact, the kitten ate so … Read More »

You Can Catch These Diseases From Your Dog

June 01, 2020

As you know, your dog is susceptible to various diseases and infections. Have you ever wondered whether or not you could potentially catch any of those illnesses from your pooch? It’s a scary thought. And it’s true—it is possible for dogs to transmit certain illnesses to humans. The diseases in question are known as zoonotic diseases. Read on as your local veterinarian tells you more about zoonotic diseases and how to make sure both your … Read More »

Poison Ivy and Pets

May 15, 2020

For humans, one of the bad parts about spending time outside during warm weather is the risk of coming into contact with poison ivy, oak, or sumac. Did you know that these plants can also affect our pets? It’s not extremely common for pets to develop a reaction to poison ivy, but it’s entirely possible. Read on to find out more. How to Spot Poison Ivy When you know how to spot poison ivy, oak, … Read More »

Preventing Lyme Disease in Dogs

May 01, 2020

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month! Lyme disease is a serious disease that can afflict both people and pets. As you may know, the disease is spread through ticks, which are unfortunately spreading throughout North America. Left untreated, Lyme disease can cause some very serious—and potentially life-threatening—issues, such as kidney failure and heart trouble. A veterinarian offers some prevention tips below. Landscaping Ticks love to lurk in long grasses, leaf litter, and piles of debris, … Read More »

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