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At Sarasota Vet Center, we pride ourselves on providing education for our clients.
We don’t want you to make needless appointments, but rather informed ones. This is why we tend to write about topics that our clients find beneficial and are most commonly discussed. Here, we’ll talk about dog arthritis symptoms and what you should be alerted to detect. We also want to add that big dogs aren’t the only ones who may suffer from joint pain in dogs. Our smaller furry pals can be affected too. Continue reading to learn more and of course, feel free to contact us

If your dog has ever suffered from a disease or infection, you may have wondered whether or not your pet could transmit that illness to you or members of your family.
At Sarasota Vet Center, we are familiar with this concern, because we are pet parents too. So, we’ll impart some of our knowledge to you!

The answer to whether dogs can transmit diseases to humans really depends, however, it is possible for dogs to transmit certain diseases to humans. These diseases are called zoonotic diseases. Fortunately, by making sure that family members take basic precautionary safety measures, you’ll be able

Sometimes it amazes new pet parents that dogs can suffer from illnesses that are very similar to those of human suffering.
At Sarasota Vet Center, we aim to bridge that knowledge gap and educate our pet parents, both current and future ones. So, when it comes to taking care of a dog vomiting, we have three key home remedies for dog vomiting to help you and your pup.
Pepto Bismol for Pups
We betcha didn’t think this was one of the home remedies for dog vomiting, but it is. Pepto Bismol can be given to dogs. This over-the-counter medicine is a staple

Can you imagine going days, weeks, months or even years without brushing your teeth?
We imagine that’s difficult for you to fathom. Your oral health would be seriously lacking. Yet, this is the unfortunate situation for many of our four-legged family members who may suffer from dental disease in dogs.

So, what’s the result - bad breath, tooth loss, pain, suffering and even the risk of long-term illness. Here’s a breakdown of the breakdown of your dog’s untreated teeth.

When plaque isn’t removed from your dog’s teeth, it collects there and around the gum line and within a short few days, hardens

We’re newly in 2019 and we are excited for the new year!
At Sarasota Veterinary Center, we are want to give you a little bit more information about us. This will ensure that you can feel even more comfortable entrusting your furry family member to our care.
A Little Bit About Our Past and Present
Since 1983, our doors have been open for business, however, Dr. Dave Smith purchased Sarasota Veterinary Center in 2006. Under his management and tutelage, we have grown more and more with each year. He integrated his philosophy of practicing preventative medicine with a strong emphasis on

Oh no! You’ve noticed that your pup isn’t feeling too well.
She might be a bit lethargic and not quite herself. That’s accompanied by some changes to her eating habits and the obvious - vomiting. Well, before you give us a call, we’re going to save you a trip. Here are 3 simple home remedies for dog vomiting. Most you’ll know and a few may surprise you! Continue reading to learn more.
Ginger
Bittersweet and spicy ginger can actually save your pup’s tummy! What’s better is that there’s almost instant relief for vomiting in dogs. It works just the same

Your dog is sneezing and sneezing and sneezing! What in the world does this mean and is it serious?
At Sarasota Vet, we have some answers for you. Continue reading to get the 411 on the dog sneezing fit you’re witnessing!
Why Do Dogs Sneeze?
There are actually a ton of reasons why your dog could be sneezing. It could very well be an irritant in their nose. If your dog is sneezing a lot, it may be a reaction to something more severe in the atmosphere.


Here is a breakdown other potential reasons:

There could be an obstruction in their upper

We want to shed light on the procedure of microchipping your pets.
At Sarasota Vet we pride ourselves in providing education to our clients and staff too. Take a look at these 7 facts about microchips.

Having a microchip implanted is as painful than a normal vaccination administered to your pet. The needle is a tad larger than injection needles and that’s so the microchip can pass through it. No sedation is required and it only takes a few seconds to complete.
Microchips do not fall off or out. There are some microchip side effects that have reported them moving