Pot and Pets: What Pet Owners Need to Know About Marijuana Toxicity

Over the past few decades, marijuana has changed in its use and reputation. Cannabis was first criminalized in the United States in the 1970s. However, in the 1990s, some states began legalizing cannabis for medicinal use, and today more areas have fully legalized marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes. Increased accessibility to the drug […]

Be Prepared: What To Do If Your Pet Is Choking

Dog with pink and orange toy

Pets, particularly dogs, are curious creatures and use their mouths to investigate their world. As an animal living in a home amongst many different things, there are choking hazards everywhere. Toys that easily come apart, too-small tennis balls, treats, and food all pose a risk. Pets who wolf down their food, those who shred their […]

Heart of Gold: Common Heart Issues in Dogs

Brown dog with heart necklace

American Heart Month is a time when we take a moment to focus on our own cardiovascular health, and it’s also a great time to think about how healthy our dog’s hearts are. According to the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), more than 10% of dogs in the United States will experience some […]

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 […]