Road Tripping or Flying High: Pet Travel Safety

cat in crate getting ready to travel

This past holiday travel season may have you cringing about future trip planning, but the New Year still beckons us to look ahead to new adventures, and what better way than by planning a road trip? If you’re considering bringing your pet along, so much the better! January includes National Pet Travel Safety Day, so […]

Santa Paws and Kitty Klaus: Your Holiday Gift List for Pets

This holiday season, it’s no surprise that our pets are at the top of our list for gifts. Of course, holiday gifting is not the same without involving our furry friends, and it’s so fun to see them “opening” (please keep wrapping and ribbon out of pets’ reach!) their presents and enjoying the fun. But, […]

Pet Cancer Awareness

Our pets rely on us for food, water, shelter, and companionship, but they also need our help to keep them healthy and prevent diseases. November is Pet Cancer Awareness month, and there is no better time to learn about common types of pet cancer, what treatment options are available, and how to diagnose it in […]

Preventing Fall and Winter Pet Toxicity

Although fall in Florida doesn’t often mean striking fall leaves, sweater weather, and fancy hot drinks, those who live here can see the subtle signs of a changing season. Cooling temperatures and pumpkin spice everything let us know that fall is here. You may also notice your neighbors in their yards and garages getting ready […]

Feline Urinary Obstruction: A Surgery Spotlight

If you’ve been a cat parent for any length of time, chances are you have heard about urinary obstructions, or cats being “blocked.” These terms refer to a life-threatening blockage of the lower urinary tract, which prevents a cat from being able to urinate. Unfortunately, this condition is relatively common in cats, and although urinary […]

Beat the Heat: Avoiding Heat Stroke in Dogs and Cats

You’re at the beach, and your dog is running around with another young dog having a great time. After about 5 minutes, you notice your dog panting heavily, drooling, and appearing weak. He doesn’t want to jump into the car for the ride home. You lift him in, and he seems subdued and quiet on […]

Fourth of July Pet Health and Safety Tips

The Fourth of July often means backyard BBQs, fun with family and friends, and fireworks. Of course, we love to include our pets in celebrations and family time. But for them, these same celebrations may mean stress, fear, an upset tummy, a veterinary emergency, or they may even become lost after escaping from the house […]