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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.
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

Did you know that February is National Pet Dental Health Month?
At Sarasota Veterinary Center, we want to make sure that you are fully educated on your dog’s dental hygiene. Did you try googling “dental cleaning for dogs near me” a little too late and now you’ve noticed some potential issues? No worries! We’ve got you covered. Here are three tips to get you back on the right dental path but first check out the signs of dental disease.
Know The Signs of Dental Disease
Here are the most common indicators:

(Really) bad breath
Bleeding gums
Yellow-brown tartar
Red, inflamed gums

If you’re a current pet owner or a new pet owner recently brought home a new puppy, then you should be aware of how to properly care for your puppy's teeth.
If you start when they’re young, you’ll both be on the right road to healthy teeth and gums. Establishing good dental hygiene may prolong your dog’s life. Here is some information on how to care for your dog's teeth and other useful information.
How common are cavities?
For starters, you should know that cavities are rare in dogs, however, the bad news is that more than 80 percent of dogs

Losing your pet can be a tragic and very traumatic event to happen in your and your pet’s lives.
This is why, at Sarasota Veterinary Center, we want to advocate for microchipping your dog. You will be an even more responsible dog owner. Collars and ID tags are great but adding a microchip is even better. That’s because tags can come off, ID lettering can wear off. They aren’t foolproof, but microchipping is. Lost animals turn up at shelters all of the time and they are not always at shelters close to your home. Microchipping your pet will bring you

Arthritis is an affliction that affects humans and animals too!
Your precious pup may grow old enough to have and suffer from arthritis in dogs. We are arming you with information that you may need.
What is arthritis in dogs?
It’s a condition whereby joints are inflamed. Osteoarthritis is the most common type found in humans and furry family members.  It’s also called or known as degenerative joint disease. Cartilage breaks down thus increasing friction between the bones. As a result, this will cause pain and discomfort. Contact us at Sarasota Veterinary Center for pain management.
What are dog arthritis symptoms?

Okay, so winter is in full swing right about now!
Those of you in colder climates are feeling it and so are your pets. As pet parents, you’re likely in tune with what goes on with your pup, so when she sneezes you may pause and question it. Here is a look at some possible reasons why your dog may be sneezing.
Form of Communication
If you can believe it, some dogs are actually attempting to communicate by making a sneezing sound. If you see your pup sneezing and bowing their heads in an excited way, this means they’re inviting you to