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Common Issues in Cats and Dogs: Ear Mites

Common Issues in Cats and Dogs: Ear Mites

Unfortunately, ear mites are a common issue in both cats and dogs. With a variety of different types, they get into the ear canals and, despite popular belief, can also infest other areas of the body. Most commonly, Otodectes cynotis is the ear mite to blame and they can actually move from cat to dog causing issues for both. With this being such a common issue, we though it important to share info...

Feline Life Stage Guidelines

Feline Life Stage Guidelines

Though dogs are known as “man’s best friend,” cats are the most popular pet in America. But because cats can seem self-sufficient and tend to mask their pain, they don’t get as much veterinary care as dogs – about half as much in fact – even though cats also need regular preventative care at all ages. To help veterinarians and pet owners address this issue and develop lifelong health c...

Skin Diseases in Pets

Skin Diseases in Pets

Dogs and cats suffer from many problems that affect their skin and causes skin diseases. It is important to understand that the skin is an organ, just as the liver and kidneys are organs. The skin functions as a barrier to protect the body from infection, caustic substances, ultra violet light and dehydration. Good health and proper function of the skin is dependent on the health and function...

Caring for Your Pet After Veterinary Surgery

Caring for Your Pet After Veterinary Surgery

Just like a human beings, your pet also needs a lot of medical attention and proper care, most especially after undergoing surgery. Remember, you also need to help your pet feel more comfortable, so as to aid in their faster recovery. Here are some simple tips to follow on caring for your pet after vet surgery. When your veterinarian releases your pet from the hospital, you’ll likely r...

Lymphoma in Dogs Detection and Diagnosis – Naples Veterinarian

Lymphoma in Dogs Detection and Diagnosis – Naples Veterinarian

Lymphoma is a serious fatal condition. Early diagnosis can cause the cancer to temporarily go into remission and extend your pet’s life, but there is no cure.. If you notice any of the signs listed below have your pets checked at our veterinarians in Naples, Florida to catch it early. Lymphocytes are white blood cells that normally work to protect the body as part of the immune system. ...

National Walk Your Pet Month

National Walk Your Pet Month

National Walk Your Pet Month in Naples FL If you’re one of the 45% of Americans who make New Year’s Resolutions, chances are that weight loss and/or exercising more often is among them. You probably already know about the health benefits of losing weight. There’s less stress on your joints, your heart, etc. But did you know that when your pet loses weight, he or she enjoys the same benefits?...

Pet Behavioral Counseling – Aggression in Dogs

Pet Behavioral Counseling – Aggression in Dogs

Aggression is the most common and most serious behavior problem in dogs. It’s also the number-one reason why pet parents seek professional help from pet behavioral counseling, trainers and veterinarians. What Is Aggression? The term “aggression” refers to a wide variety of behaviors that occur for a multitude of reasons in various circumstances. Virtually all wild animals are aggressive when...

Pet Obesity – Naples FL Veterinarians

Pet Obesity – Naples FL Veterinarians

One of the epidemics in this country is childhood obesity. Our pets are not far behind. It was found in a study that was carried out by Purina that 60% of pets in America are suffering from Pet Obesity. According to estimates in 2015, $23 billion were spent by pet owners on pet food. On average, more than $330 is spent each year on treats and food by dog owners and $300 by cat owners. Do not let y...

Pet Parasites – Naples Veterinary Hospital Tips

Pet Parasites – Naples Veterinary Hospital Tips

Most people cringe when they even think about parasites. Yet, according to a study by the Veterinary Health Center of KSU, about 34 percent of all the dogs in U.S. have some kind of intestinal parasite. Moreover, it was reported by the CDC that about 14 percent of Americans are infected with roundworm Toxocara. That is right: humans can get different parasites including roundworms, from the pets o...

Distemper and Rabies

Distemper and Rabies

In honor of Nation Immunization Awareness Month, we want to encourage you to discuss vaccinations with your veterinarian. We have heard about a reemergence of distemper due to pets not being vaccinated, and rabies is always a concern.  Not sure exactly what these  diseases (Distemper and Rabies) are? Read more: Distemper: Canine distemper is a contagious and serious viral illness with no known c...