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Fluffy’s New Year Resolutions

January 01, 2019

Happy New Year! Are you setting new goals for yourself this year? If so, your kitty will be right there at your feet (or on your sofa) as you strive to make your goals. As it turns out, your furball may also have some resolutions of her own. A Brandon, FL vet lists some of them below. Catch The Red Dot Kitties may be adorable and cuddly, but they are actually fierce predators in the … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

Holiday Hazards for Pets

December 15, 2018

The holiday season has officially arrived! It’s always great to enjoy seasonal foods and events with our friends and family members. Your pet is also an important part of your household. Just keep your furry pal’s safety in mind over the next few weeks. The holidays can be quite dangerous for pets! A Brandon, FL vet lists some hazards for pet owners to be aware of in this article. Food Food is one of the … Read More »

Holiday Hazards for Cats

December 01, 2018

With the holidays approaching, many kitties are partaking in seasonal kitty traditions, like helping their humans with wrapping gifts, or bringing down Christmas trees. Fluffy is certainly an adorable part of the family, and is great for snuggling with on those Florida ‘winter’ nights. However, this can be a dangerous time of year for her. Here, a Brandon, FL vet lists some holiday dangers for people owned by cats to be aware of. Plants Kitties … Read More »

Thanksgiving Care Tips for Dogs

November 15, 2018

Thanksgiving is coming up fast! It’s always nice to slow down and relax with our loved ones over a delicious meal. Fido is an important part of the family, and will be right there by your side—or perhaps under your feet—over the autumn holiday. Here, a Brandon, FL vet discusses spending Thanksgiving with Fido. Grooming If you are hosting this year’s dinner, make sure your canine buddy puts his best paw forward. Give Fido a … Read More »

6 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog

November 01, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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