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Sudden Behavioral Changes in Your Pet – What's the Cause?

Posted in News on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. by Liz Buchanan

Sudden Behavioral Changes in Your Pet – What's the Cause?

Many pet owners deal with behavioral problems in dogs or cats that were previously well behaved. The most common complaints are a cat that suddenly started urinating or defecating outside of the litter box even though nothing has changed, dogs that were once very happy but suddenly started snapping while being pet. Most pet owners will begin looking for simple training solutions to resolve these behaviors but soon that correcting the problem isn't as simple as they had hoped.

Basic Obedience

Posted in News on Thursday, April 14, 2016.

Basic Obedience

Our next Basic Obedience class starts on Thursday, April 28th. Class is 6 weeks long and is from 6-7pm each week. This will be our last group class until fall, so don't miss out! We are also able to administer the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test for anyone interested. Call the office at 727-796-2552 with any questions or to enroll your dog! 

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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