History of the Golden Retriever

10 Jun No Comments admin Dogs

For the modern breed, the “golden” in “Golden Retriever” refers to the coat color, which is “golden”. That “golden” color can range though, from a deep rusty red to almost white. Still, a Golden is a Golden… or is it? Many of the established breeds we know today have been descended

April Fooled?

1 Apr No Comments admin Uncategorized

As we settle into spring, the higher temperatures and increased humidity means that fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are becoming more active. Flea and Heartworm prevention are important year-round, but in Florida, it is especially important during this time of the year. Often, we as consumers are regaled with commercials on

Welcome to March!

3 Mar No Comments admin Dogs, Pet Safety

March is one of the prettiest months in Florida. There are usually no more freezing mornings but the weather is still cool with a little breeze. March is typically the month where we all go out to Home Depot to buy plants to add some color to our frozen, brown

Alcohol Poisoning in Pets

27 Feb No Comments admin Pet Safety

As spring rolls around, so do days when partying is at a high point. Alcoholic beverages often are a staple at parties on days such as Saint Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo. In moderation, adults often find extra enjoyment with the addition of their favorite drinks, however when pets

Cocoa Mulch

26 Feb No Comments admin Pet Safety

IS IT BAD? The story goes…over the weekend the doting owner of two young lab mixes purchased Cocoa Mulch from Target to use in their garden. They loved the way it smelled and it was advertised to keep cats away from their garden. Their dog Calypso decided that the mulch smelled

Spaying and Neutering – Yes!

9 Feb No Comments admin Pet Health, Spaying and Neutering, Surgery

February is here, and love is in the air. Between Christmas and Valentine’s Day, more pets are adopted and purchased than any other time of the year, to be given as gifts to family and loved ones. They are also abandoned more than any other time of the year. Every

Let’s Talk Vaccines Part 3 – Distemper

30 Jan No Comments admin Pet Health, Vaccines

Canine distemper is a disease caused by a highly volatile virus. This disease is known around the world and most commonly affects dogs, but has been seen in many species of wildlife, including skunks, raccoons, and ferrets. It attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and central nervous system. Because multiple systems are

Let’s Talk Vaccines Part 2 – Rabies

20 Nov No Comments admin Pet Health, Vaccines

This zoonotic virus is typically transferred through the bite of an infected animal, though other forms of contact have been known to be a cause. It causes acute encephalltis and left untreated, it is almost invariably fatal. The virus attacks peripheral nerves and travels to the central nervous system (the brain and

Let’s Talk Vaccines Part 1

19 Nov No Comments admin Pet Health, Vaccines

Companion animals are susceptible to a wide range of diseases that can be potentially deadly if left untreated. Some of these diseases are considered zoonotic, or transferable to humans, and can be especially harmful in children and elderly adults. The good news is that these diseases are very easily prevented.

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