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Sun Protection for your pets

Can my pet suffer from sunburn? There’s a reason why Florida is called the sunshine state. For many of us, the sunshine and the warm climate is one of the reasons we live here. As we spend time outdoors in the sun,... Read more

United Airlines bans short snout breeds from cargo

Traveling with your pet on United Airlines has become even more difficult if you have certain breeds- if not impossible.  United Pet Safe, the airline’s program designed to transport pets not eligible to fly inside the cabin of the aircraft, recently announced... Read more

Easter Dangers for Your Pets

As the Easter Holiday approaches, many veterinarians like me think about Easter Monday. Yes, Monday. Although I do look forward to celebrating the Easter Holiday with family and friends, the Monday following a major holiday is usually quite busy- and Easter Monday... Read more

Allergies and your pet

What’s the most common reason for a dog or a cat to visit their veterinarian?  The answer may surprise you. When I talk with friends outside of the veterinary industry- this topic often comes up, and most people think it has something... Read more

A smelly problem

It’s an anatomy term that applies to both dogs and cats- that when you hear it, you might think your veterinarian was talking about something else, but they’re not. We’re talking about anal sacs. Anal SACS. If you’re not paying attention during... Read more

CBD products for my pet- Can they help?

  In my last blog, I talked about marijuana and the need to keep marijuana away from your pets since dogs and cats are hyper-sensitive to the psycho-active ingredient THC.  So, what’s the difference between THC and it’s cousin CBD that you... Read more

Marijuana intoxication in pets

I’ve been thinking about writing on this topic for quite some time- especially after the state of Colorado and others passed laws which made recreational marijuana legal.  I decided to hold back on writing about the issue for a while, so that... Read more

Deadly Illness Closes Animal Shelter

An Illness has forced the closure of central Florida animal shelter (Jan 18, 2018). In previous blogs, we’ve talked about a number of different outbreaks of illnesses here in central Florida- most recently Canine Influenza, and an isolated Rabies outbreak. If you’ve watched the news recently, you... Read more

New Airline Rules for Service Animals

UPDATED March 12. 2019 American Airlines has established new rules related to flying with service animals or emotional support animals (ESA’s). Beginning on April 1, 2019, ESA’s will be limited to a dog or cat only. For service animals, dogs, cats and... Read more

Essential Oils and The Threat To Your Cat

Can a popular trend be making my cat sick? The truth about essential oils and your cat. Although they’ve been around for decades, essential oils have become very popular of late.  I’m not here to debate the potential human health benefits of these products, but to inform you that, yes, certain... Read more