How to Read a Pet Food Label

What is a pet food label? A pet food label is a legal document regulated by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) and is the primary means of communication between the pet food manufacturers and pet owners. Deciphering the label  After reading the label, you may be confused — ingredients versus nutritional facts, guaranteed analysis, an endorsement by […]

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Healthy Nutrition

It’s All About Balance The proper balance of nutrients is essential when feeding your dog. Animals (and humans) need a certain combination of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and water every day in order to function normally. Balanced nutrition is no accident – reputable pet food manufacturers work hard to determine the exact formula that […]

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Summer Boarding Reservations

Are you going away for July 4th or Labor Day?  Don’t forget about your pets!  Make your boarding reservations today before we are full! Are you planning a college trip or summer vacation? Make sure your four-legged friends are in your plans. Animal Medical Clinic’s boarding kennel can give your pet quality care – and can […]

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National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 24th – 30th)

The Hurricane season officially begins June 1st in Florida. When you check supplies, prepare for the worst; and when making preliminary evacuation plans, don’t forget your pets. Disaster planning is a necessary precaution when living in Florida, and if a hurricane is heading towards you, and you are not safe in your house, then your […]

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Food Allergies

Allergies aren’t fun for anyone, but especially not for your pet who can’t tell you what’s making him so sick. Food allergies or food intolerance are caused by a reaction to a particular ingredient. Sometimes referred to as an ‘adverse reaction to food,’ it is defined as an abnormal response to a food or food […]

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Common Cat Skin Problems

Skin disorders are common in cats. They can be caused by parasites such as fleas or mites, fungal or bacterial infections, allergies, stress, injury, or more rarely, by hormonal imbalances. Here are some common skin conditions commonly found in felines: Abscess: A painful collection of pus at the site of a bite or puncture wound. Abscesses form […]

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Breeds Prone to Skin Problems

While we are blessed with the pets in our lives, we also encounter problems with our pets that can be sad and/or frustrating. I refer, of course, to allergies and other skin disorders. Our dogs sometimes scratch and shed, and get ugly scars or hairless patches on their skin. All dogs scratch. But when dogs […]

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