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Can I Get a Disease from My Pet? – Zoonotic Diseases

Can I Get a Disease from My Pet? – Zoonotic Diseases

A zoonotic disease is an illness that can be passed in between animals and people. Zoonotic diseases can be caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungis. These diseases are very common. Scientists approximate that more than 6 out of every 10 contagious diseases in people are spread from animals. Zoonotic Diseases From aaha.org In 64 million American households pets are a source of joy and p...

Keep Cats and Lillies Apart – High Toxicity Danger

Keep Cats and Lillies Apart – High Toxicity Danger

This may come as a surprise to you: there are many flowers and plants that are potentially toxic to our pets. There are those who are aware of the toxicity of certain plants as, for instance, during the month of December, emergency pet hospitals often receive calls from worried pet owners because their pet has been nibbling on poinsettia leaves. It is a good thing that these owners know that there...

Protect Your Dog From These Parasites – Heartworms

Protect Your Dog From These Parasites – Heartworms

Mosquitoes are an outdoor nuisance that can rapidly end up being an indoor issue. However it isn’t really just the biting from the female mosquitoes one need’s to fret about. Heartworms, which are spread  through mosquitoes that transmit the larvae, are a much more alarming concern for your dog. Heartworm larvae travel from the place of the bite through the dog’s body up until t...

It’s National Puppy Day Naples

It’s National Puppy Day Naples

  It’s National Puppy Day Naples!  We love puppies and so do you.  Please enjoy our special page for today. Ways to Celebrate! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 1. Adopt a puppy from your local shelter or pure breed rescue organization. 2. Are you prepared for  parenting? Start off on the right paw! Hire a professional that can help you. 3. Donate money, f...

Human Meds Can Be Toxic to Pets

Human Meds Can Be Toxic to Pets

Drug toxicity is a serious matter, be it an overdose or accidentally ingested by your pet. Both human and pet medications pose a significant risks on your pet’s health. Be mindful in giving meds to your pets in Naples unless otherwise advised by your Naples Veterinarian. In most cases, accidental ingestion or over dosage of human meds by pets cause our furry friends to have kidney or liver failu...

Keep Your Pets in Naples Away from Toxic Plants

Keep Your Pets in Naples Away from Toxic Plants

Curious or bored pets in Naples can sometimes ingest or eat your house plants and flowers. What you might not know is that there are certain plants that are extremely toxic once ingested by your pets. Your pets in Naples are of great danger if not treated right away. For your pet’s safety, make sure you know how to identify which of these plants are toxic and non-toxic. If you suspect your pet h...

Toxic Foods to Pets – Naples Veterinarians

Toxic Foods to Pets – Naples Veterinarians

When it comes to food, cats and dogs are curious by nature. Aside from their curiosity, they are also very good at begging for something. We simply couldn’t resist those cute eyes begging for a taste of whatever we may be eating or cooking. However, there are certain foods that can be deadly to your pet’s health.  Chocolates, in particular, may sound delicious to you but are actually dangerou...

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV)

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV)

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is second only to trauma as the leading cause of death in cats, killing 85% of persistently contaminated felines within three years of diagnosis. The virus frequently triggers anemia or lymphoma, but since it suppresses the body immune system, it can also predispose cats to deadly infections. It is important for all cats in Naples, whether they be indoors or outdoors t...

Protect Your Pets From These Parasites -Ticks

Protect Your Pets From These Parasites -Ticks

Ticks Ticks like to spend time shady in and wooded areas, waiting for an unwary host (like your dog or cat) to get close enough to attach to. As soon as attached, ticks feed on the host’s blood (which can be any mammal, including you!) and can transmit lethal illness such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme disease from simply a single bite. Contrary to what some might believe, ticks ca...

Town & Country Animal Hospital – Dog Boarding Naples FL

Town & Country Animal Hospital – Dog Boarding Naples FL

Animal owners planning a trip or vacation have a crucial choice to make: whether to take their pets along, or leave them behind in your home. What are your alternatives? It’s tempting to wish to bring your dog with you, however you need to think about that some animals aren’t matched to travel due to personality, ailment, car sickness or physical disability. Putting their interests fir...