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Tips for Eco-Friendly Dog Care

October 01, 2019

We would all like to do our part to live more sustainably and make the earth a better place to be—both for ourselves and for future generations. Did you know that there are several ways to care for your dog in an eco-friendly, sustainable manner? Here are a few tips from your local veterinarian on earth-friendly dog care. Use Sustainable Pet Products Purchasing planet-friendly dog products isn’t difficult, and it can make a huge impact … 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 »

Cinco De Meow

May 01, 2019

Did you know there’s a cute kitty holiday coming up? You may know of May 5th as Cinco de Mayo. The official holiday commemorates Mexico’s victory over Napoleon during the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862. However, for our feline friends, it’s now also Cinco de Meow! Every year, we’re seeing more and more animal shelters and charities celebrate the day by offering adoption events. It’s always a good time to … 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 »

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 »

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