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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 ...

Caring for Your Pet After Veterinary Surgery

Caring for Your Pet After Veterinary Surgery

Just like a human beings, your pet also needs a lot of medical attention and proper care, most especially after undergoing surgery. Remember, you also need to help your pet feel more comfortable, so as to aid in their faster recovery. Here are some simple tips to follow on caring for your pet after vet surgery. When your veterinarian releases your pet from the hospital, you’ll likely r...

Is Your Dog Afraid of the V-E-T?

Is Your Dog Afraid of the V-E-T?

How many of you have experienced this scenario? It’s the day of your dog vet appointment. You haven’t said a word about it, but when it comes time to go, your dog is nowhere to be found — until you look in a closet or under the bed. Or, if your dog doesn’t hide, he won’t go to the car with you even though riding in the car is normally one of his favorite things and you wind up having to ...

10 Innovations Vet Medicine Is Borrowing From Human Medicine

10 Innovations Vet Medicine Is Borrowing From Human Medicine

The fact that vet medicine is looking to the allied human medical professions for inspiration is a very good thing. After all, the drive to heal humans — not animals — has been the overriding force behind the development of medical innovations since the dawn of time. That’s why “creative mooching,” as I like to call it, affords a way for veterinary medicine to improve animal health by ta...

Allergies and Asthma in Your Pets

Allergies and Asthma in Your Pets

As we head into spring and start thinking about summer, the conversation turns to allergies and asthma. However, this isn’t just a problem in people as it also wreaks havoc for pets every single year. Most commonly seen in cats and dogs, reactions can come from airborne allergens such as those found in weed pollens, trees, and even the grass. Over time, our pets are affected by fleas, dust m...

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...