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Brief Guide to Leptospirosis

Brief Guide to Leptospirosis

With our furry little friends, there are some infections and diseases that can cause a real problem. As far as life-threatening issues go, leptospirosis is right up there and it comes from bacteria and therefore an infection. Although it can affect many different animals, it is seen most commonly in cats and dogs and can actually spread to humans through bite wounds, exposure to urine, contact wit...

Dog Flu H3N2: What to Know on Canine Influenza

Dog Flu H3N2: What to Know on Canine Influenza

A Highly Contagious Dog Flu Has Hit Florida. Here’s What to Know An outbreak of the dog flu or Canine Influenza, which has sickened thousands of canines across the country over the last two years, has hit Florida for the first time. The highly contagious virus recently infected at least a dozen dogs in the Sunshine State, the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine said Wednesda...

Caring for Dogs – Flea Allergy Dermatitis

Caring for Dogs – Flea Allergy Dermatitis

For dogs, the most frequently seen skin disease is flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) – sometimes called flea bite hypersensitivity – and it is a huge problem. Sadly, it leads to many allergies and a reaction will see the immune system react and the antibodies will attempt to fight the infection or be sent in to deal with something that could normally be tolerated. For many years, we have k...

Symptoms, Causes, and Solutions to Seizures in Dogs

Symptoms, Causes, and Solutions to Seizures in Dogs

When our pets are happy, they make us feel exactly the same and can easily brighten our day within seconds. Unfortunately, dogs also have bad days and some even experience seizures and this leaves many owners confused and not really knowing what to do. For this reason, today we have compiled some information you may find useful including symptoms, causes, and what you should do if you witness the ...

Pet First Aid Tips for Pet Owners

Pet First Aid Tips for Pet Owners

Pets are an important part of many families, and April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month is the perfect time to ensure you have the skills to take care of your furry family member. Pet First Aid Tips Do you know what to do during a pet emergency? Here are some common emergency tips: To determine if your cat or dog is dehydrated, pull up on the skin between the shoulder blades. It should spring rig...

Puppy Care in Naples

Puppy Care in Naples

Just bring home a new puppy?  Your puppy is going to need a lot of special attention and puppy care.  The sooner you see the veterinarian in Naples, the better. Young puppies ought to be immunized at an early age. Your vet will begin your puppy on a vaccination schedule and will encourage you when boosters are required. See to it your animal gets a regular veterinary checkup every six mo...

Dog Kidney Disease – Dog Diseases – Naples FL

Dog Kidney Disease – Dog Diseases – Naples FL

Just like our own, your dog’s kidneys are imperative to their well-being. This organ helps to maintain a natural balance of minerals and fluids in your dog’s body by removing any waste substances from their blood. When your dogs is suffering from kidney disease, they may show early warning signs of dog kidney disease, but this is relatively rare. In most cases, symptoms will not begin to show ...

Why is My Dog Coughing? Common Causes and Treatment Options

Why is My Dog Coughing? Common Causes and Treatment Options

The occasional cough in an otherwise healthy dog is usually nothing to worry about. But just like us, when a dog’s coughing becomes a constant or recurrent problem it can be a sign of serious illness. Knowing some of the most common causes of dog coughing in can help you determine when you need to worry. Coughing is associated with many different diseases in dogs and cats. Here are a few of the ...

Dogs Health – What are Hot Spots?

Dogs Health – What are Hot Spots?

Sometimes known as acute moist dermatitis, hot spots will normally show as red, hot irritations on the head of a dog. Furthermore, they will sometimes be moist and can also be found in the hip or chest area. Typically, dog owners become alarmed because they can appear and spread quickly because the skin becomes irritated even further by licking and chewing. In most cases, hotspots will cause a lit...

Dog Toy Safety – Keeping Dogs Safe – Naples Veterinarian

Dog Toy Safety – Keeping Dogs Safe – Naples Veterinarian

Among the most common pet emergencies seen at our animal hospital in Naples FL  are “foreign bodies.” These are things pets may eat which subsequently get “stuck” in their tummies or guts. Too often these “foreign bodies are dog toys.  All pet parents need to be aware and practice dog toy safety. Different canines require various toys. Some dogs can only be trusted...