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’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?
April showers bring May flowers! Now that the spring season is approaching, many people will begin gardening, as well as purchasing plants and flowers. As gardens begin to grow and homes and yards become filled with green plants and vibrant blooms, we need to be sure that curious cats and dogs are safe from any … Read moreToxic Plants for Pets: Beautiful (But Deadly) Spring Blooms
There is more to bathing a pet than just soap and water! The most important consideration is how your dog or cat responds to a bath and what you can do to make the experience as pleasurable and pain free as possible. Most cats are not fond of water, so it is a good idea … Read moreGrooming in Sarasota: The DOs and DON’Ts of Pet Bathing
Sudden death in cats is often the first and last symptom of heartworm disease! Many people are familiar with canine heartworm disease, but did you know that it is a serious condition in cats? The unfortunate-but-frequent-first sign that a cat is infected with heartworm disease occurs when he or she suffers a sudden and fatal collapse. … Read moreSudden Death in Cats: Can It Happen to Your Pet?
Many dogs suffer from hair loss, also known as alopecia. This condition can be due to an underlying illness–so you should be on the lookout for it in your pet. Alopecia in dogs can occur at any age, so you should consult a vet if you notice that your pet is losing a large amount … Read moreTake a Veterinarian’s Advice to Prevent Hair Loss in Your Pet!
Behavior problems are the #1 reason dog owners give up their pets to shelters. Many studies have indicated that owners who relinquish their dogs do so because of a behavioral issue–it’s estimated that this is the reason 50 – 65% of the time when dogs are surrendered. Sadly, this is usually the result of poor … Read moreSocializing New Puppies for a Better Human/Animal Bond
We recognize the importance of keeping your dog healthy and clean. That’s why we have one of Sarasota’s best services for dog grooming! We pride ourselves on doing a great job by keeping the dog owners pleased and coming back again and again with their precious pups. So what exactly is dog grooming? Dog grooming refers to … Read moreSo Fresh and So Clean: Choose the Best for Dog Grooming Sarasota FL!
There are many good reasons to surgically sterilize your pet, including preventing pregnancy (and contributing to pet overpopulation). But in the end, it is a personal decision for you and your pet. There are many reasons why proponents on both sides argue for and against it. Below we’ve outlined 5 commonly asked questions related to … Read moreShould I Spay My Dog? 5 Commonly Asked Questions