Florida Hot Weather Tips for Your Dogs

Too Hot For Dogs: How the Florida Summer Heat Affects Dogs The summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy the warm Florida weather. But the heat and humidity in the state can lead to pets in distress. Florida temperatures can cause serious problems for dogs, which is why owners need to be…

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Dogs Licking Paw - Tips & Advice

Why is My Dog Licking Its Paws? 14 Possible Reasons Most pet owners have observed their pets licking, slurping at and chewing their feet at one point or another, but when a dog continuously licks its paws, some wonder if it is a cause for concern. They’ll ask us, “Why is my dog licking his…

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Warning Signs of Untreated Lyme Disease in Dogs

Warning Signs of Untreated Lyme Disease in Dogs Both humans and dogs are susceptible to a bacterial illness known as Lyme disease. The illness, which is transmitted by certain species of ticks, can create a number of health complications throughout the body, especially when left undiagnosed and untreated. Identifying the symptoms of Lyme disease in dogs can…

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Best Dog Parks and Beaches in Jacksonville, Florida

Best Dog Parks and Beaches in Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville is home to some of the best dog beaches in Florida, along with numerous freshwater areas, off-leash parks and cool places for your pet to roam about. While it’s important to stay masked and safe, these local dog parks can help your pet let off some…

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Signs Your Cat Might be Pregnant

Signs a Cat is Pregnant & What To Know “Is my cat pregnant?” It’s a question concerned cat owners ask a surprising amount. When you haven’t gotten your cat spayed and she’s gone unsupervised for a time, chances are that your cat might be pregnant. But how does one know for sure? This is how…

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COVID-19 Impact on Veterinary Practices

5 Unexpected Ways The Pandemic Has Impacted the Veterinary Field While the CDC and WHO have had consistent messaging on COVID-19 – the virus may affect animals while the risk of animal-to-human transfer is quite low – there are many other ways that the new novel coronavirus pandemic has impacted the veterinary field. Here are…

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Florida Service Dog Laws

Florida’s Dog Laws: Important Things Local Pet Owners Should Know Being a pet owner can be tough, as it comes with so much responsibility. But sometimes that responsibility means familiarizing yourself with Florida dog laws to make sure you or your pet aren’t “at large.” This state, for instance, has a “strict liability” tort on…

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Warning Signs of Rotten Teeth in Dogs

Warning Signs of Rotten Teeth in Dogs Have you been wondering, “Are my dog’s teeth rotting?” It can be hard to be sure when pets’ mouths are normally slobbery and stinky, but here are some ways to be your own dog dentist. Look for these warning signs, and, if you’re unsure, come in for a…

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Coral Snakes

Keeping Dogs Safe from Snakes in Florida One moment a dog is sniffing on a hiking trail and the next there’s yelping, bleeding, and shaking! What should a pet owner do, and how can one avoid interactions with Florida’s poisonous snakes? A snake bite on a dog or cat can be a terrifying thing to…

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Dog Teeth Chattering

Why Does My Dog’s Teeth Chatter? It might seem bizarre, but a lot of dogs chatter their teeth almost like they’re in a fast-paced cartoon. Dogs’ teeth might be jittering, clacking or clicking. It can be alarming, or at the very least surprising. Should a pet parent be worried about this? The answer is maybe.…

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