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The Building Blocks of Your Pet’s Nutrition

April 01, 2019

Proper nutrition is a must for any healthy pet. Modern pet foods are specially formulated to give great nutrition to your companion, and there are plenty of options out there. In the end, though, your pet’s nutrition comes down to the basic building blocks—you’ll find that the nutrients that your pet needs are many of the same ones that you do! Let’s take a closer look at the building blocks of your pet’s nutrition. Protein … Read More »

Cats With Curls

March 15, 2019

Have you ever seen a curly-haired cat? While most of our feline pals have straight fur, there are some curly kitties out there. A local vet discusses cats with curls below. Selkirk Rex Did you happen to notice the buzz last year when a special kitty—an orange cat with curls—caught the internet’s heart? This furball’s story dates back to 1987, when a kitty named Miss DePesto, was born in a Montana shelter. Though her siblings … Read More »

All About Antibiotics for Pets

March 01, 2019

Human patients commonly use antibiotics to treat bacterial infections. Did you know that antibiotics are also very commonly prescribed to pets? They’re essential for helping pets with infections make full recoveries! Here’s everything you need to know about antibiotics for pets: What Do Antibiotics Treat? Antibiotics kill bacteria—not viruses—in or on the body. Antibiotics will never be prescribed to fight viral infections directly, although antibiotics could be used to treat a pet suffering from a … Read More »

Teaching Your Puppy His Name

February 15, 2019

If you’ve recently adopted a puppy or plan on getting one soon, one of the first orders of business will be teaching young Fido his name. It’s the foundation of your relationship and the starting point for all other training. Use the following tips to successfully teach your puppy his name: Choosing a Name First, set yourself up for success by choosing a great name for your pup. Try to pick a name with two … Read More »

5 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

February 01, 2019

Has your dog or cat been fixed yet? If not, we strongly recommend that you see to this right away. Although spay/neuter surgery should ideally be performed before your pet reaches sexual maturity, it can safely be done on adult pets as well. Making sure your furry pal has been spayed or neutered is very important! Read on as a local veterinarian lists some reasons to get your four-legged buddy fixed. Better Behavior Good petiquette … Read More »

Tips on Choosing a New Canine Companion

January 15, 2019

Are you thinking of adding a dog to your family’s ranks in the near future? There are plenty of considerations to make before deciding on your next canine companion. Here are a few tips for making the best possible choice so that you and your dog can enjoy years of happy, healthy companionship down the road. Consider Your Lifestyle First, consider your own lifestyle. Do you have young children? This is an important consideration to … Read More »

Adorable Things Your Cat Will Do This Year

January 01, 2019

Happy New Year! As we say goodbye to 2018 and usher in 2019, many of us are wondering what the next 12 months will bring. While we can’t really make predictions on what turns current events will take, we do have a pretty good idea about what some of our feline patients will be up to. Read on as a local vet lists some super cute things your cat will do this year. Sleep Through … Read More »

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Common Holiday Hazards for Cats and Dogs

December 15, 2018

Your holiday celebrations are only a few short weeks away! In between all the hustle and bustle of the season, take some time to consider your pet’s safety. The holidays present several hazards for our dogs and cats! Below, your Fort Myers, FL vet tells you more. Ornaments and Decorations Pets often see shiny holiday decorations—ornaments, tinsel, candles—as fun playthings. They can, of course, cause harm if a pet were to play with them. Tinsel … Read More »

4 Steps to a Healthy Mouth – For Dogs

December 01, 2018

For dogs, dental health is extremely important. Dental issues are some of the most frequent health concerns that veterinarians see among our canine friends! It’s up to you to make sure Fido’s mouth stays in tip-top shape. Use these four steps from a Fort Myers, FL veterinarian to do just that: Good Food and Fresh Water Step one for a healthy dog mouth: provide a great diet and a steady supply of clean, fresh water. … Read More »

DIY Toys for Pocket Pets

November 15, 2018

Do you have a hamster, gerbil, Guinea pig, or bunny? These little guys, also known as pocket pets, all have open-rooted teeth. This means they need to chew quite a bit to keep those tiny choppers from overgrowing. You’ll need to offer your pet lots of chew toys. However, you don’t have to break the bank buying playthings for your miniature furball. There are lots of things you can do at home! A Fort Myers, … Read More »

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