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Puppy Hypoglycemia

By |2019-11-07T15:40:44+00:00November 7th, 2019|Dogs|

Sometimes a new & very small 🐶 will refuse to eat which increases their risk of developing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). This condition is life threatening 🏥 in small puppies ! An old trick I learned many years ago is to heat up a prescription diet (Science Diet A/D) for about 5 seconds in the [...]

Dog Hotspot?

By |2019-10-17T13:58:45+00:00October 17th, 2019|Dogs|

Hot spots (acute moist pyotraumatic dermatitis) appear as localized, moist, reddish sores. Hot spots are the result of a bacterial infection: something irritates your dog’s skin & the irritation becomes itchy, so your dog does the logical thing—scratch, lick, or both—causing a red, ugly oozing sore. So what causes your dog to be itchy in [...]

Dogs & Frogs = Dangerous !

By |2019-10-18T11:12:40+00:00October 7th, 2019|Dogs|

This morning I saved our 13 year old pug Rosie from an encounter with a deadly Toad ! Toads they can be very poisonous, include the Sonoran Desert or Colorado River toad (Incilius alvarius; formerly known as Bufo alvarius) & the Marine or Cane toad (Rhinella marinus; formerly known as Bufo marinus). These toads are [...]

Proheart 12 for Dogs!

By |2019-10-18T11:13:08+00:00October 7th, 2019|Dogs|

🏎 Racing in Greyhounds🐕 is Banned in South Florida but HOOKWORMS 🐛👎🦠🔬are here to stay 😢 😔. Did you know that studies show that LESS THAN 1/2 of pet owners give prescribed medicines correctly & most pet owners skip doses ? Let’s face it we all forget things in this busy world 🌎 & this [...]

What’s a Dog Senior Wellness?

By |2019-10-02T11:23:05+00:00October 1st, 2019|Dogs|

What we all want is more great years together with our dogs ! Did you know that dogs can be sick for weeks, months, or even years before they reveal any symptoms ? Dr. Man explains how yearly senior wellness tests can detect illnesses in dogs before these conditions become advanced. Detecting mild changes & [...]

Lyme Disease in Dogs

By |2019-10-02T11:27:57+00:00September 16th, 2019|Dogs|

Dutch is an adorably handsome 9 year old weimaranor/american staffordshire terrier mixed breed who came in for a routine check up ! He is a great example of why we test dogs in south Florida once yearly for heartworm & tick related infections. Lyme disease is the #1 mispronounced disease of the summer (it’s Lyme, [...]

Dog Allergies Explained

By |2019-09-16T10:23:15+00:00September 14th, 2019|Dogs|

Ollie the 1 year old golden🐕 came to us for itching ! Ollie suffers from allergies & itching is a common presenting complaint for dogs who live in south florida. A majority of allergies in dogs are due to environmental allergens such as 🌲 trees🌳 , grasses, & weeds. Many dogs with allergies do not [...]

Does your dog cough?

By |2019-08-27T14:57:35+00:00August 6th, 2019|Dogs|

Infectious tracheobronchitis (known as kennel cough) is a canine respiratory infection caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica & canine parainfluenza virus. These pathogens attack the cilia lining the respiratory tract & cause inflammation of the upper airway. This leads to irritation of the airways & a dry cough. It also makes your dog more susceptible to a [...]

Hypothyroid Disease in Dogs?

By |2019-08-27T15:00:01+00:00July 30th, 2019|Dogs|

Hypothyroidism is the most common hormonal disorder in dogs. It occurs when the thyroid glands, located near the throat, are unable to produce enough thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone helps regulate and control normal bodily processes & your dog’s metabolism. Think of it as an engine gauge: in simple terms, it controls how fast or slow [...]