Heartworm Prevention for Dogs & Cats

Regular heartworm prevention for dogs and cats – usually on a monthly basis (or according to medication instructions) – is crucial to avoid severe medical issues that can result from heartworms. The American Heartworm Society (www.heartwormsociety.org) recommends year-round administration of …

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Thanksgiving Safety for Pets

Oh, the festivities of Thanksgiving and oh, the trouble our pets can find within this celebration. In the spirit of attempting to prevent a Thanksgiving Day disaster in your home, here are some common exposures that we get called about …

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Preventing Fleas

In Florida, flea prevention is a year-round task, and the best way to prevent a flea infestation is to stop it before it can start!  Don’t wait until you notice fleas on your pets or their playmates. Some people don’t …

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Got Lumps or Bumps?

You’re on the couch, cozied up with your canine buddy, and you feel a bump. You try to remember when you last felt this exact little spot. And before you know it, your mind is racing with questions. Is this …

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The Importance of Annual Blood Work

Just because your pet seems OK, it doesn’t mean they are. There is great value in testing lab work annually to uncover hidden problems. Routine blood testing can help determine causes of illness, verify organ health prior to anesthetized medical treatments, help …

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National Animal Shelter Appreciation Month

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week recognizes the shelters providing care that bridges the gap to adoption for millions of abandoned and stray animals. The event takes place each year during the first full week in November. The observance also acknowledges …

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Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month–a month dedicated to helping older pets find loving forever homes. Shelters and rescues across the country hope those looking to adopt a new furry friend will consider adding a senior pet to the …

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Why is Preventive Care so Important?

Pre•ven•tive Designed to keep something undesirable such as illness, harm, or accidents from occurring. A medicine or other treatment designed to stop disease or ill health from occurring. The importance of an annual physical examination is the same for your …

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