Most pet owners know that chocolate is dangerous for our pets, especially dark chocolate. However, it is equally important for pet owners to be aware of other common “people foods” that should never be given to pets. A simple seasoning, plant, herb, or fruit that seems harmless to us can cause serious health issues in … Read morePeople Foods That Can Poison Your Pet
Thanksgiving is almost here, and nothing is quite as inviting as the aroma of a turkey basting in the oven—and all the fixings that go with it! It also means the start of the holiday season. Homes begin to fill with a festive spirit; families and friends gather for visits and celebrations. Our pets also … Read moreThe Dangers of Overindulging Your Pets during the Holidays
The holiday season is here, and taking a few simple yet essential precautions to protect our furry family members is a good idea. Here’s what you need to know to ensure a safe and happy season for all! Decorate With Care Holiday decorations can be hazardous in homes with cats and dogs. Some animals (especially … Read moreHidden Holiday Dangers in Your Home
Seasonal showers bring plenty of flowers, including new plantings in our gardens, yards and neighborhoods. Unfortunately, many of these beautiful flowers can be poisonous to our pets and other animals. Many popular plants, such as rhododendron and azalea, are highly toxic to pets—check out this list of poisonous plants maintained by the American Society for the Prevention … Read moreSeasonal Dangers That Can Poison Your Pets!
Here is a sad-but-true (and alarming) fact: The number one cause of euthanasia in pets is not illness or disease—it’s behavioral problems! When pets constantly misbehave, they often end up being put out on the street or surrendered to a shelter, where they eventually may be put to sleep. The real tragedy is that behavioral … Read moreYou Have a New Puppy….Now What?
Having a strong, healthy bond with your dog leads to a more rewarding pet ownership experience for both you and your four-legged friend. Here are 13 tips to help you and your dog foster a bond that’s fun and fulfilling for the whole family! We want you and your dog to have many happy, healthy … Read moreA Baker’s Dozen Tips for Establishing a Stronger Bond with Your Dog
By: David T. Smith, DVM Hurricane season officially began more than a month ago and will run through November 30 of this year. Have you begun your hurricane preparations? While we are all advised to begin gathering the supplies we will need before the season begins, most people are not motivated to even think about … Read moreA Pet Owner’s Guide to Preparing for Hurricane Season
We Love Pets and It Shows! We are looking for a new member to join our amazing team. Is it you? Kennel Technician Responsibilities and Duties: Kennel Technician Qualifications and Skills: Benefits: Interested? Great, so are we! To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve all been watching as the coronavirus (COVID-19) has made its way through the country, and our hearts go out to all those affected by the virus. The health and safety of our staff and clients are of the utmost importance to us at Sarasota Veterinary Center, and so we want to let you know … Read moreCOVID-19 Update: Our Policies & Procedures
What exactly is tracheal collapse in dogs? The trachea is the windpipe through which dogs-and all of us-breathe. It is a tube that is held open with circular rings of cartilage, just like rings that hold up the play tunnels through which young children crawl. When those rings break down and can no longer hold … Read moreTracheal Collapse in Dogs, Is Your Pet at Risk?