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6 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog

November 01, 2018
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November is Adopt a Senior Dog Month. Dogs are still just as sweet, loyal, and loving as seniors as they are when they are puppies. Unfortunately, pups in their golden years often have a very hard time getting adopted. This is very sad, because they really can make amazing pets. Read on as a Valrico, FL vet lists some great reasons to adopt an older pooch. Less Activity Needs Fido is pretty active when he … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Tips for Bathing Your Cat

October 15, 2018
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Cats are very clean pets, which is one reason they are so popular. Fluffy may spend hours each day carefully grooming herself. However, some people do like to bathe their kitties. This is fine, as long as your vet doesn’t object. Read on as a local Brandon, FL vet offers tips on giving Fluffy a bath. Prep Work Before bringing Fluffy into the bathroom, put a mat down in the tub or sink. You may … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Caring for Your Dog’s Paws

October 01, 2018
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Your dog’s feet play an important role in his life. Fido uses his feet to run, jump, and play, and can also perform adorable tricks, like Shake or Gimme Five with them. Taking care of those furry feet is very important! Read on as a Brandon, FL vet offers some helpful doggy paw care tips. Claws Keep your dog’s claws trimmed. Overgrown nails are very uncomfortable for dogs. They also make it harder for pets … Read More »

Tips for Creating a Catio

September 15, 2018
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Do you keep your feline friend indoors? If so, that’s great! Fluffy may think she’s invincible, but she’s actually pretty small, and is very vulnerable in the great outdoors. Cars, weather, other kitties, gators, and heat can all endanger outdoor cats. However, there’s no reason your pet can’t enjoy a taste of nature. Read on as a local Valrico, FL vet offers tips on setting up a catio. Picking The Spot A screened in porch … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Helping Your Cat Beat the Heat

September 01, 2018
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As you have probably noticed, Florida summers can be scorching hot. This time of year can be pretty tough on pets, especially kitties. Read on as a local Brandon, FL vet offers tips on helping Fluffy stay cool this summer. Water Make sure your kitty always has fresh water. You may want to get Fluffy a pet fountain. Many cats actually prefer to drink running water! Cold Snack Fluffy can have some sodium-free broth as … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Taking Fido to the Beach

August 15, 2018
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Florida’s gorgeous sandy beaches are the envy of our friends and family to the north. Dogs also love to run and play at the shore! Just be sure to keep your pet’s safety in mind when taking him to a beach. A Valrico, FL vet discusses doggy beach safety below. Swim Lessons Not all dogs are natural swimmers. Some pooches even need to be taught how to do the doggy paddle! If your canine friend … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Thunderstorm Anxiety in Dogs

August 01, 2018
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Does your canine buddy become a quivering ball of fear at the sound of thunder? Does Fido run and hide when skies darken? Man’s Best Friend is often very frightened by storms. In this article, a local Brandon, FL vet discusses thunderstorm anxiety in dogs. Why Do Storms Scare Dogs? There actually could be several reasons for dogs to be nervous about thunderstorms. Static electricity is one possibility. As one can imagine, it probably isn’t … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Dog Care

Senior Cat Care Tips

July 15, 2018
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As your cat ages, she’ll still be the same cute, lovable pet as always. However, Fluffy will slow down, and her care needs will change a little. Read on as a Valrico, FL vet lists some tips for keeping your feline buddy happy, healthy, and purring in her golden years. Food Good food is important to pets at every age, and senior cats are no exception. Offer your cat a high-quality, premium brand. Snacks are … Read More »

Allergies in Dogs

July 01, 2018
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Do you have allergies? Even if you don’t suffer from allergies personally, there’s a good chance that you know several people who do. You may also know a few dogs with allergies! Just like people, our canine pals can react to certain substances. A local Brandon, FL veterinarian discusses doggy allergies below. Symptoms Allergies can cause a wide variety of reactions in pets. Fido may sneeze or snore, and his eyes may get red and … Read More »

Keeping An Indoor Cat Entertained

June 15, 2018
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Do you keep your cat indoors? If so, that’s great! Fluffy is both happier and healthier staying inside, where she’s protected from weather, cars, gators, and other hazards. However, indoor cats do need entertainment and stimulation to stay happy. Believe it or not, kitties can get bored! A Valrico, FL vet discusses keeping your furball amused in this article. Toys Playing benefits cats in several ways. First and foremost, pouncing on that catnip mouse or … Read More »

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