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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 »

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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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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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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 »

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