How to Make a Stray Dog

By Dr. Bob Encinosa, Boyette Animal Hospital, Riverview, FL Every day at our practice we see stray dogs brought in by their newly found families. Most often these strays aren’t acquired at animal shelters or adoption centers. They have wandered into the yard of some big-hearted animal lover, or been found wandering the streets and […]

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Cerenia for Motion Sickness

As many of us know, motion sickness can be very troublesome when trying to get somewhere.  Unfortunately, many pets are also affected with motion sickness when travelling.  Lucky for them, we have an option to help calm upset stomachs. Cerenia, a mediation frequently used with pets for acute vomiting, can also be used to prevent […]

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Palm Bay Holiday Light Parade

We would like to thank everyone in the community that came out to see Animal Medical Clinic in the Palm Bay Hospital Holiday Light Parade, and also all the doctors and team members who worked to organize our float for the parade.  We had a wonderful time, and we won the award for “Best Animal […]

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Christmas Poem

A Christmas Poem From the Dog Eyeing hydrants, digging holes,
Drinking from the toilet bowls . . . Playing games of “tug-o’-war,”
Putting scratch marks on your door . . . Rolling over, playing dead,
Getting dog hair on your bed . . . Scaring folks who bring the mail,
Chasing cars, as well as tail . . . […]

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Christmas Treats for your Pet!

Nothing says Happy Holidays & childhood memories like filling your home with the fresh baked aroma of ginger bread & sugar cookies. When the weather outside is frightful it’s time to turn up the heat in the kitchen and get baking with the entire family, including Fido and Fluffy. Tis’ the season to get in […]

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Happy National Mutt Day!

December 2nd was National Mutt Day! National Mutt Day was created in 2005, and is all about embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs. The biggest percentage of dogs euthanized in the shelter each year are unwanted, medium to large mixed breed dogs, due to the constant over-breeding and public desire of designer dogs and […]

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November is Pet Diabetes Month

November is National Pet Diabetes Month and pet owners are encouraged to become more aware of the signs and symptoms of diabetes. Diabetes is a relatively common disease in which the body doesn’t use glucose properly. If left untreated, diabetes is life-threatening. It is manageable and if detected early enough, pets with diabetes can live […]

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