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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...

Guide to Pet Diabetes

Guide to Pet Diabetes

In November, there is a lot of focus on the festivities ahead so it is good that we also pay attention to the huge health problem that diabetes presents. As American Diabetes Month, awareness is spread around the country and people will be helped. However, it is a little known fact that this same month is also seen as Pet Diabetes Awareness Month. Sadly, this is becoming a larger problem in our pe...

Halloween Dangers to Dogs – Xylitol Poisoning

Halloween Dangers to Dogs – Xylitol Poisoning

By Stephanie Watson WebMD Health News Between Halloween and the upcoming holidays, the season of treats is here. But if those treats contain xylitol — a sugar substitute found in products like sugar-free gum, mints, candy, and baked goods — they can be deadly to dogs. Over the past few years, the FDA has received several reports of dogs that have gotten sick — or even died — after eating x...

Giardiasis in Dogs – Naples Veterinarians

Giardiasis in Dogs – Naples Veterinarians

Giardiasis is an infection of intestines that is caused by protozoan parasite giardia. It is the most common type of intestinal parasite that’s found in human beings. Giardiasis in Dogs is an infection developed in dogs when they ingest infectious offspring (the cysts) that get shed in the feces of other animals (deer, other dogs, cats). The contamination could be from direct contact or indire...

National Pet Immunization Awareness Month

National Pet Immunization Awareness Month

Did you know it’s National Pet Immunization Awareness Month? August is here and it is the National Pet Immunization Awareness Month. Not only humans, but pets must also be vaccinated and immunized regularly so that they can live a healthy and happy life. Why Pet Vaccinations Are So Important? One of the most important factors that determine if your pet will live a long and healthy life is vacc...