early stage cherry eye in dogs

What is Cherry Eye in Dogs and Cats, and How Is It Treated? Even if you’ve never heard of cherry eye, named after the bright red mass that develops around the edge of a dog’s eye, its development is unmistakable. This condition can also develop in cats and appear as a pale pink or translucent…

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How to Take Care of a Dog After Surgery If your dog must undergo surgery for any reason, you should be prepared to provide extra care and attention during the following days. While a dog’s surgery typically involves an invasive procedure that requires recovery on its own, a dog’s anesthesia recovery can be a longer…

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black tick on dog

The Different Types of Ticks in Florida Are there ticks in Florida? The answer is yes. There are more than 850 species of ticks around the world, and Florida is home to several species known to bite humans and their pets. If you’ve spent significant time outdoors with your dog, you may have noticed several…

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sleeping striped tabby new kitten checklist

New Kitten Checklist: The Things You’ll Need For cat lovers, few days are as joyful as the day a new kitten enters your home. A brand-new kitten brings new energy into any home and marks the start of a lasting relationship as this pet becomes a member of your family. If you’re planning on bringing…

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Cat sneezing

Why Is My Cat Sneezing a Lot? Everyone loves to hear a cute cat sneeze – the sound can bring an instant smile to your face. But if your cat’s sneezing is suddenly constant, it could be a sign of a larger problem with your feline friend. If you’re wondering, “Why do cats sneeze?”, there…

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Little white dog holding adopt me sign

Where to Adopt a Dog in Jacksonville It’s the time of year when people are looking for the perfect holiday gift. And given the way this year has gone, some families have started thinking that a positive way to cap a negative year is to adopt a dog for Christmas in 2020. Fortunately, it’s never…

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Vet technician showing a cat's claws

Is It Illegal to Declaw Cats in Florida? 5 Considerations The notion of declawing cats is a controversial one. Pet owners may wish to stop their feline friends from scratching and destroying furniture and other objects, but many veterinarians and animal advocates feel the practice is abusive. For years, the practice of declawing took place,…

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Dog getting medical care at a vets office

Cushing’s Disease in Dogs: Signs and Symptoms Both healthy people and animals have a series of glands that work to produce hormones that help regulate the body’s systems. For the most part, these glands function without issue. However, there are certain times where these glands can cause problems. In dogs, specifically, one particular gland issue…

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Panting dog

Why is My Dog Breathing Fast? When your dog is bursting with excitement or finishing a massive fetch session, you can see its exertion through its breathing. That is perfectly normal; however, there are some situations that may give you pause when it comes to labored breathing in dogs. It is important to learn why…

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Close Up Profile Portrait Of Cute Domestic Dog Looking Way

Why Does My Dog’s Breath Smell Like Fish? Causes For a Dog’s Bad Breath Dogs aren’t exactly known for their dental hygiene and their minty fresh breath. But there’s a big difference between standard dog breath and the strong, sour odors that remind their owners of rotting fish, or even fecal matter. Even with regular dental…

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