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Bladder Infections and Stones in Dogs and Cats

Bladder Infections and Stones in Dogs and Cats

Bladder infections are common in both dogs and cats.  The urinary bladder is a sac-like organ for storing urine.  It is found within the abdomen in the area between the rear legs.  When the muscles in the bladder wall contract, the urine then flows through the urethra, which is the narrow tube that carries the urine outside the body.  A ring or “donut” of muscle cal...

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...

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...

Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke in Pets

Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke in Pets

Heatstroke in Pets Whenever I hear that a patient has a suspected Heatstroke in Pets, it shakes my entire body every time. Why? When a pet gets heatstroke or hyperthermia, there is almost always a need for the patient to be hospitalized. There is a high chance of the patient being in the life-threatening condition. Heat exhaustion is a more common condition and it is the stage before heatstroke....

Pet Travel Tips – Naples FL Veterinarians

Pet Travel Tips – Naples FL Veterinarians

Pet travel can be tricky, whether it is by car or air.  Here are some tips to make travelling with pets an easier and safer journey. Pet Travel by Car Pets can sometimes prove to be a distraction in the car, but if you know the best place for the pets in your car, and if you manage things properly, travelling with pets by car can be a great experience. Dogs should not move around in car In...

Flea and Tick Prevention and Protection

Flea and Tick Prevention and Protection

© pattie – Fotolia.com Don’t Lose the Battle Against Fleas and Ticks in Naples The scourge of fleas and ticks are two of the biggest problems that Collier  County pets and pet owners face.  So how do you beat these parasites and provide flea and tick prevention and protection for your pets. Fleas are perhaps the biggest nemesis your dog or cat has.  A single flea in one day ca...

Pet Boarding Tips for the Holiday Season

Pet Boarding Tips for the Holiday Season

If you are reading this now, you have probably already received the hard news, that you have to book early if you plan on boarding your pet during the holidays. Many animal hospitals and pet boarding kennels will place you on a waiting list if they get a last minute cancellation so all hope may not be entirely lost, but for now you have learned our number one tip for holiday pet boarding. More Ho...

Signs You and Your Pet Need Flea Prevention

Signs You and Your Pet Need Flea Prevention

Begin Flea Prevention if You See These Signs Fleas are most certainly annoying, but signs of their infestation are not always so obvious, especially if you are dealing with the problem for the first time. Here are few things veterinarians recommend watching out for – even if you don’t think fleas could possibly get into your home.  If you are seeing any of these signs you should consider flea...

Pet Euthanasia – Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Pet

Pet Euthanasia – Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Pet

Among the most uncomfortable things in life is having to handle a seriously ill pet, a pet that literally is on its last legs. As a corollary of that trauma, among the most tough choices that a person can face in life is making the determination as to whether or not the time has arrived to euthanize a cherished companion animal. There are some aspects that you can weigh and balance to aid you in ...