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Dogs Distracting Drivers

Could you get a ticket for petting your dog while driving?  It could be a possibility if the Florida Legislature gets their way.  A new bill has been introduced in the Florida Senate that takes aim at distracted drivers- and it goes... Read more

Hills Dog Food Recall

Recently, there have been a large number of pet food recalls due to elevated levels of Vitamin D. Up until now, these recalls have been limited to brands that we do not carry of offer at Highland Pet Hospital. Unfortunately, that has... Read more

Celebrate safely with your pets

Holiday Foods, Decor and your pet’s safety Now that we’ve eaten all of the Thanksgiving leftovers, our attention quickly turns to the rest of the holiday season. Whether your family is trimming a tree or lighting a Menorah, there are lots of... Read more

Is my pet getting enough water?

Is your pet drinking enough water?  We humans often hear that we need to drink 8 glasses of water per day. What about your pet?  How much is too much, or too little?  I’ve been asked numerous times over the past few... Read more

Halloween and your pets- keeping them safe

I’ve always loved Halloween. I really enjoy watching excited children dressing up as their favorite super hero, cartoon character or whatever their imagination can dream up. Whether you have children you plan on taking out trick-or-treating, or your plans are to just... Read more

Flea and Tick Product Safety called into question

If you haven’t seen it on the news or on social media, it is likely only a matter of time that you will likely hear that the FDA has issued a statement regarding what they are describing as ‘adverse events associated with... Read more

The Kissing Bug- cute name, bad bite

It has a cute nickname and sounds like a harmless little insect- but the so-called “kissing bug” can spread a disease to both you and your dog which could ultimately be fatal. The parasitic ‘Kissing Bug’s’ real name is the Triatomine bug,... Read more

A new tick threat

If there ever was a reason to get your pets a supply of flea and tick prevention, this is it. A few days ago, the Longhorned tick was found in Maryland- with the Terrapin State being the 8th in the US to... Read more

Saltwater and your dog

I love going to the beach with my chocolate lab, Archer. With the exception of fighting for a parking space, I love everything about it. The excitement of Archer jumping in the surf, the sand between my toes, the smell of the... Read more

Rat poison now deadlier to your pet

I read an article recently which scared me. Really scared me. I wrote this blog the moment I finished reading it. The article mentioned that d-CON was changing their ingredients.  Whether you’ve actually ever had to use it (hopefully not) you’ve probably... Read more