Pet Articles


Make sure you’ve got all the facts about vaccinations for indoor pets!
It’s a common enough question for owners of pets that either rarely go outside or never go outside, but the answer to the question of should you vaccinate is always “Yes!”. It may seem like it’s a waste of time and money for a vaccination, but the truth is that your pet can be exposed to an infectious disease whether or not they set foot outside! Keeping vaccinations for indoor pets current is a very important part of keeping them happy and healthy!
It’s just not worth the risk!
Even if

Make sure your furry family members are protected from heartworm disease in pets!
While serious illnesses like feline leukemia and pet cancer are often the most worrisome for owners, there are parasite-borne diseases that are more deadly and more prevalent. Heartworm disease in pets is a life-threatening illness that happen to both cats and dogs. While you might think that it can only happen during hot and humid months, when the mosquitos, the carriers of the disease, are out, but it can happen at any time.
Understanding heartworm disease is key
Most pet owners are aware of the disease and what the results

Keeping your pets happy and healthy means keeping up with their pet dental care routine!
Nobody likes to go the whole day without brushing their teeth, but that’s exactly what our pets do! Only they go much longer than that! It’s estimated that eighty percent of dogs and cats suffer from dental disease. So if your furry family members haven’t seen the dentist this year, chances are they could be part of that percentage.
Why regular teeth cleanings are so important
It’s not just bad breath that comes with gingivitis. When your dog or cat eats every day, that food, plaque and bacteria

How to know if you should be giving your dog supplements
Your pet’s nutrition is a very important part of keeping them happy and healthy, but it can be hard to know exactly what they need! Vitamins and supplements have always been important for people to improve their health and wellbeing and now we’re wondering if the same is true for our pets. Truth is, there is no right answer and every four-legged family member is different and so are their needs, but taking a closer look at what they’re taking in is always a good idea!
It all starts with

Light Therapy for Dogs and Other Pets    
Therapy lasers have become an important tool for treating professional athletes, ordinary people with health issues and now pets, as well. They were first used for rehabilitation therapy more than a decade ago, but the advances in research and knowledge have made therapy lasers a vital component in the treatment and therapy of many conditions. Laser therapy has been successful in treating post-surgical pain and inflammation, as well as many acute and chronic conditions by relieving pain, reducing swelling, speeding up healing, increasing mobility and motion in joints and even helping with regenerating damaged

Hair loss in pets can have many causes.
It can present as areas of thinning hair or outright bald spots that are very noticeable. An examination by a veterinarian is needed to determine which of the many causes is to blame and to begin proper treatment for hair loss in pets in order to resolve the problem. Living in Florida, we are all familiar with allergies and how they can cause skin problems. Today, I will discuss a less frequent, but still common cause of hair loss: mange mites.
Sarcoptic mange mites or 'red mange'
There are two common and very different types of mange

Health Alert! Ear Mites in Pets Can Be a Serious Issue!
If your cat or dog seems to be constantly shaking its head and scratching at its ears, the cause may be a parasite called ear mites. But what are ear mites in pets? These are very tiny creatures-about the size of the end of a pin-that are almost impossible to see without some magnification. They may be small, but each of their eight legs has lots of tiny, spiny protrusions that cause intense itching as they move around in the ear canal of your pet. They live off skin flakes and

Pets are included in more than two-thirds of all family vacations. They are, after all, an important part of the family. A little planning can go a long way to make certain that traveling with pets is safe and fun for the whole family!
Preliminary Planning:
Prior to your departure, take your pet to the vet for a check-up to ensure that your animal is healthy and will not have problems with stress or underlying illnesses. This gives your veterinarian an opportunity to discuss potential parasites, diseases, and other precautions that may be necessary to take while you are away from home.