Education Articles

Summer Safety Tips

Keeping pets safe and healthy through the summer can sometimes be a challenge.  Extreme heat, mosquitoes and bugs, thunder storms and lightning, fireworks, and just playing outside, can all present a risk to our pets.   So for those of you sharing your summer fun with Spot or Fluffy, here...

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Spring is Here

Spring Well, spring is here – flowers are blooming, the birds and the bees are…well they are doing their “thing”, and you and your pets are itching to break out of your winter shells to go romping and enjoy the beautiful weather in the months to come.  But, as with...

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Canine Influenza

Dr. Cynda Crawford, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, prepared this fact sheet to answer the 10 most popular questions from dog owners about canine influenza. 1. What is canine influenza? Canine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory...

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Keeping the Joy in the Holidays

Keeping the Joy in the Holidays Few songs evoke the warm and welcoming feelings of the holidays better then Mel Torme’s “The Christmas Song.” This song also is an excellent tool for teaching pet owners about the unique hazards faced by pets during the holiday season whether we are celebrating...

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Keeping Your Pet’s Mouth Healthy

A Healthy Mouth at Any Age Pets are an important part of our lives. As such, dental care is important to extend your pet’s good health and quality years. Dental disease is the most common problem seen in our pet population today. More then 85% of all dogs and cats...

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What is Leptospirosis?

As many of you know by now, we changed our canine vaccine protocol about two years ago. Instead of giving our standard Distemper/Parvo vaccine (which covers 6 different diseases: K9 Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Para-Influenza, Parvo Virus and Corona Virus) every year, we are now only vaccinating for the Leptospirosis portion...

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