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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...

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...

Dog Flu – How to Protect Your Canine Friends

Dog Flu – How to Protect Your Canine Friends

Canine influenza also referred to as dog flu, is frequently reported across the country. These viruses are relatively new, which means that the vast majority of dogs are susceptible to infection, as they will not have built up a natural immunity. This respiratory disease is a contagious illness that can spread between dogs, which means that dog owners need to take appropriate measures in order to ...

Periodontal Disease – Dogs Need Healthy Teeth

Periodontal Disease – Dogs Need Healthy Teeth

Periodontal disease is one of the most common diseases found in dogs. Signs of gum disease are typically not acknowledged, however, and some pets suffer until all their teeth have actually ended up being contaminated. Preventive oral care is among the most neglected pet wellness requirements. Yet it’s just as vital for animals as it is for individuals. Below are some answers to commonly aske...

Pet Care for Your New Family Member

Pet Care for Your New Family Member

Understanding the Costs of Pet Care It is always fun and exciting to bring a new dog or cat into your home, but pets require your time, love and commitment and pet care can be costly.  This article from PetMd.com helps explain the cost of owning a pet.   By Deidre Grieves Here’s the scenario: For the past few months, all you’ve been thinking about is bringing home a new pet. You can’t ...

Preventive Pet Healthcare Naples FL

Preventive Pet Healthcare Naples FL

5 Keys to Preventive Pet Healthcare The old adage, “an ounce of prevention deserves a pound of cure” certainly is true when it comes to pet health. The cost of prevention is frequently a portion of the cost of treating a disease or problem once it has actually become more advanced, and early diagnosis and treatment of establishing issues or diseases can increase the probability of suc...

Heatstroke in Dogs Naples FL – Prevention and Awareness

Heatstroke in Dogs Naples FL – Prevention and Awareness

The hot summer season is in full-swing here in South Florida and tragically, numerous pets will certainly suffer heat-related deaths between now and the arrival of cooler weather conditions. Most cases of dogs passing away from heat exposure and heatstroke go unreported, so no stats exist on how extensive the issue is. But estimates are that hundreds of dogs suffer this sluggish, painful and entir...