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Cushing’s Disease in Naples FL Dogs

Cushing’s Disease in Naples FL Dogs

We have seen the effect of steroids at work in professional athletes, and we know too much about the dangers. The body produces natural steroids as a normal biological process. When this natural process goes out of control, your pet can become progressively debilitated and ill. Cushing’s Disease is the result of excessive steroid levels in the body and, if not treated in time, can be fatal....

Grapes and Raisins Can be Toxic to Dogs

Grapes and Raisins Can be Toxic to Dogs

Why Are Grapes Toxic to Dogs? The fact that raisins and grapes can be toxic to dogs is well documented. Although the exact substance that causes the toxic reaction is not yet known, dogs should not eat grapes and raisins because even small amounts can prove to be fatally toxic for a dog. Dogs of any age, breed, or gender may be affected. Grapes and raisins (dried grapes) are bad for dogs becaus...

Traveling With Your Pet:  Motion Sickness in Dogs

Traveling With Your Pet: Motion Sickness in Dogs

Does your dog suffer from motion sickness while traveling? Every dog owner in Naples knows that traveling can sometimes be stressful for both the dog and the owner especially if your dog is not used to getting inside the car and taking a ride in it. There are some instances, however, when we must take our pooches for a ride like for a visit to the vet or if we are moving to another place or we...

This Week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week®

This Week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week®

70 million nice dogs…but any dog can bite National Dog Bite Prevention Week® takes place during the third full week of May each year, and focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites. The dates in 2016 are May 15-21. With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, millions of people – most of them children – are bitten by dogs every year. The majority o...

Bloat in Dogs

Bloat in Dogs

What is bloat in dogs? Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) is also known as “bloat,” “stomach torsion,” or “twisted stomach.” Bloat is an extremely serious condition, and should be considered a life-threatening emergency when it occurs. There are no home remedies for bloat, therefore dog owners must contact their veterinarians immediately if they suspect that the...

Demodectic Mange in Dogs

Demodectic Mange in Dogs

Demodectic mange (also known as red mange, follicular mange, or puppy mange) is a skin disease, generally of young dogs, caused by the mite, Demodex canis. It may surprise you to know that demodectic mites of various species live on the bodies of virtually every adult dog and most human beings, without causing any harm or irritation. These small (0.25 mm) mites that look like microscopic alligator...

Dog Health: How to Be Your Dog’s Healthcare Advocate

Dog Health: How to Be Your Dog’s Healthcare Advocate

Guest Post:  Dwight Healer The modern canine diet is improving along with the available supplements needed to fill in the nutrient gaps where needed.  As the humanization of the family dog progresses, the progression of the canine diet including nutritional supplements has vastly improved.  Dog health is the biggest beneficiary from these progressions; increased quality of dog food, health ca...

Dogs, Disease and Ticks in Naples FL

Dogs, Disease and Ticks in Naples FL

What is the big deal about ticks in Naples? Dogs have a major problem with ticks in Naples and for a good reason. Ticks in Naples transmit a number of very bad diseases caused by organisms that are classified as bacteria and reketsia which are organisms too large to be classed as a virus and too small to be classed as a bacteria. There are many different diseases caused by these organisms, but he...

What Pet Vaccinations Does My Dog Need?

What Pet Vaccinations Does My Dog Need?

As a responsible pet owner you realize keeping your dog healthy is extremely important. In order to keep your dog healthy you need to vaccinate your dog against common diseases.  These pet vaccinations are provided by your local Naples animal hospital. Most all dog owners understand that their dog needs to be vaccinated against rabies, and are also aware that there are state and county laws rega...

Naples Pet Tips – Keep Your Dog Healthy This Spring

Naples Pet Tips – Keep Your Dog Healthy This Spring

  Spring is here and a good time for your dog to see his Naples veterinarian.  Both you and your pets will want to be outside more enjoying the Naples weather.  It is a great time to play or go on walks with your dog, but it also means fleas, ticks, allergies, and more potential for cuts, scrapes, and injuries.   Tips for a Dog Healthy Spring    Water Your dog needs plenty of w...