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How to Clean a Hamster Cage

November 01, 2018

Do you have a pet hamster? These little guys make very cute and charming pets! Hammie is pretty easy to care for. One thing that is very important is making sure that your tiny pet has a clean, comfortable cage. Read on as a Fort Myers, FL vet discusses cleaning a hamster cage. Supplies You’ll need to grab some cleaning supplies. A washcloth or hand towel will come in handy for washing the cage. You’ll … Read More »

Cats and Toxoplasmosis

October 15, 2018

Have you ever heard that handling litterboxes is dangerous for pregnant women? It’s true that everyone, especially pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems, should take precautions against toxoplasmosis, which can be transmitted by cats. A local vet discusses toxoplasmosis below. What Is Toxoplasmosis? First, It’s important to understand that not all cats have toxoplasmosis. Cats can contract it by eating rodents, birds, or other small animals infected by the parasite Toxoplasma. The parasite … Read More »

5 Health Benefits of Owning Pets

October 01, 2018

Pets provide years of unconditional love, loyalty, and companionship. Did you know that owning a pet can also improve your personal health? There are multiple ways that pets are good for us, both physically and mentally! Learn more below from your veterinarian. Lowered Stress Levels Did you know that people who own pets tend to be less stressed than those who don’t? This may be because of pets’ unique capacity for constant, unwavering companionship—the value … Read More »

Taking Good Care of Your Cat’s Skin

September 15, 2018

Skin problems are relatively common among our feline friends. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep your cat’s skin in good shape throughout your pet’s life. That means a pristine coat of fur and a happy, healthy pet! Here are five quick tips for taking good care of your cat’s skin: Weekly Inspection Sit down with your cat about once a week to give her coat and skin a thorough inspection. … Read More »

5 Reasons Your Dog May Be Barking

September 01, 2018

Is your canine buddy on the talkative side? Just like people, dogs all have their own personalities. Some pooches are usually quiet, and only bark to let you know there’s someone at the door. Others will speak up about, well, pretty much everything, from the moth in the kitchen to the neighbor trimming his yard. Why does Fido talk so much? A vet offers a few possible reasons below. Loneliness Dogs are very sociable, and … Read More »

Choosing a Pet Sitter

August 15, 2018

Are you considering hiring a pet sitter to look after your animal companion while you’re away from home? There are many great reasons to hire a sitter—your pet will be able to remain in comfortable, familiar surrounds until you’re back home, and a sitter can even take care of grooming appointments or veterinary visits while you’re away. Since you’re giving a sitter access to not only your pet, but your home as well, it’s important … Read More »

Signs of Heat Exhaustion in Cats

August 01, 2018

As you may have noticed, cats are very, very good at getting comfortable. However, while Fluffy can certainly manage to sleep in some very awkward positions, she isn’t quite as good at cooling herself off. In fact, hot weather can be very dangerous to our feline buddies! Fluffy has a fur coat on, and really doesn’t have any effective ways to cool herself down if she overheats. Read on as a local vet lists some … Read More »

Guinea Pig Appreciation Day

July 15, 2018

Tomorrow, July 16th, is Guinea Pig Appreciation Day! These cute little guys—also sometimes called cavies—make very sweet and adorable pets! Here, an Edison Park, FL vet offers tips on how to pamper a cavy. Toys Guinea pigs are both smart and curious, so they need lots of entertainment and stimulation. Making sure your cute pet has lots of fun playthings—including plenty of chew toys—is very important. You don’t have to spend a lot of money … Read More »

Choosing a Spot for Your Birdcage

July 01, 2018

Have you recently decided to adopt a pet bird? Good for you! Our feathered pals make very cute and charming animal companions. Polly will spend a lot of time in her cage, so it’s important to make sure that she feels safe and comfortable in it. Choosing the right place for your pet’s cage is also crucial! Below, a Fort Myers, FL vet offers tips on picking a good spot for Polly. Heat Polly can … Read More »

Hot Weather Health Hazards

June 15, 2018

Here in Florida, we are no strangers to hot weather. The dog days of summer are almost upon us! Keep your dog or cat safe with these quick tips from an Edison Park, FL veterinarian. Heatstroke and Dehydration Two of the major dangers for pets during hot weather are heatstroke and dehydration. Rule number one for preventing these issues in pets: don’t allow your companion to linger outdoors for long stretches of time. Instead, bring … Read More »

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