New Option to Treat Noise Aversion in Dogs

Posted in News on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

New Option to Treat Noise Aversion in Dogs

There is nothing more certain in Florida than thunderstorms in the summer. Unfortunately, one-third of dog owners know that loud noises like thunder can cause stress and anxiety for their beloved pups. This condition is diagnosed as noise aversion. The symptoms can be as obvious as barking, trembling or cowering, or as subtle as panting, excessive vigilance, restlessness or loss of appetite.

Let's take a look at a medical option for treating noise aversion in dogs.

Vet Care Express

Posted in News on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. by Dr. Katherine Murphy

Vet Care Express

I see many sad things in my business. One of the saddest is when a family pet is injured by ingesting the owner’s own medication. Somehow, a pill is dropped or a bottle is chew open and disastrous consequences occur. This happened recently when a young dog chewed open a bottle of muscle relaxants.

Using Therapy Lasers to Relieve Pain and Discomfort

Posted in News on Wednesday, March 09, 2016. by Dr. Katherine Murphy

Lasers are used in many areas of our lives. We use a laser for pain relief therapy, which is a non-invasive way to provide help for animals experiencing discomfort that are unable to take certain medications. Let's talk a bit about the use and limitations of laser therapy. 

Your Dog's Amazing Sense of Smell

Posted in News on Thursday, January 28, 2016. by Dr. Katherine Murphy

Your Dog's Amazing Sense of Smell

We all know that dogs have a great sense of smell, but let’s delve into that a little bit more. Dogs have up to 300 million olfactory receptors that can detect minute changes in smell – 60 times what humans have. Incredible!

Pet Boarding this Holiday Season

Posted in News on Tuesday, December 08, 2015.

Pet Boarding this Holiday Season

With the holidays right around the corner, there are a few important things to consider to help reduce the inevitable stress and anxiety that can occur when boarding your pet this season.

What is My Vet Searching for in My Dog’s Stool?

Posted in News on Friday, November 13, 2015.

What is My Vet Searching for in My Dog’s Stool?

Why is that every time my pet goes to the vet, the technician takes a stool sample? I’m sure this thought has crossed your mind before. Veterinarian clinics seem obsessed with putting something up my pet’s butt! What's going on?

X-Rays for Your Dog or Cat: What You Need to Know

Posted in News on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

X-Rays for Your Dog or Cat: What You Need to Know

The first x-ray machine I ever used was in the 1980's in South Georgia when I was fresh out of veterinary school. We were taking a radiograph of a dog on an x-ray machine that looked like a rusted piece of farm equipment. It took 20 minutes to process the film in a dark room and the image quality was so bad I’m not sure what I could make out anything other than a broken bone.

All of that has changed...

Signs of Heat Stroke in Dogs: What to Look For

Posted in News on Monday, July 06, 2015.

Signs of Heat Stroke in Dogs: What to Look For

Summer in Florida brings fun, but it also brings heat stroke dangers for your dog. Check out what to look for in your dog when you're outside having fun and make sure to keep your dog safe!

3 Questions to Ask Your Dog Boarding and Pet Care Facility

Posted in News on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

With summer finally here family vacation plans are a top priority. If you’re a pet parent, finding the right facility to care for your dog or cat in your absence will be first and foremost on your list of things to do. Here are three questions you can ask your dog boarding facility so you have peace of mind while you travel.

Beware of the Bufo Toad

Posted in News on Sunday, May 24, 2015. by Dr. Cindy Culpepper

Beware of the Bufo Toad

Recently, I had an emergency come in for medical care. A West Highland Terrier named Oliver had been bitten by a Bufo Toad in their backyard. This is absolutely an emergency scenario so I felt it was important to share some precautionary information.

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