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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 »

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Senior Cat Care Tips

July 15, 2018

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 »

Keeping An Indoor Cat Entertained

June 15, 2018

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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4 Times to Board Your Pet

June 01, 2018

Have you boarded your pet recently? Many people only bring their furry buddies to pet hotels when they are going out of town. However, there are actually several other occasions when you may find it beneficial to board your pet. A Brandon, FL vet lists a few of them below. Major Life Events Weddings, births, graduations, and other big events can get pretty hectic, especially if you are hosting guests from out of town. Consider … Read More »

Simple Ways to Fight Fleas and Ticks

May 15, 2018

You may have heard quite a bit about ticks in the news lately. In recent years, there has been a huge spike in tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Ticks can even cause people to become allergic to meat! Fleas are also a nuisance and a health hazard. These parasites can carry diseases that affect both people and pets, so protecting your pet from them is very important. A Valrico, … Read More »

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