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Decoding Your Pet: Learn How to Read Your Pet’s Body Language

By |2020-05-06T19:39:34+00:00May 6th, 2020|Pet Tips|

Many people believe pets rely on vocalizations, such as barks, growls, meows, and hisses, to communicate. However, pets largely depend on non-verbal signals to get their point across. You may have noticed your cats don’t often meow at each other, but reserve that adorable “miaow” solely for speaking with their humans. Since we as humans [...]

7 Facts Every Pet Owner Needs to Know About Anesthesia-Free Dental Cleanings

By |2020-04-09T18:37:38+00:00April 9th, 2020|Pet Tips|

Many pet owners are concerned about their pets being anesthetized, despite procedures being safer, less stressful, and less painful with the benefit of anesthesia. Anesthesia-free dental cleanings are performed without the benefit of sedation and pain-control properties that are enjoyed by pets anesthetized for their dental procedures. When a pet is not anesthetized during the [...]

It’s Getting Hot in Here: Your Questions Answered About Heatstroke in Your Pet

By |2020-03-05T19:24:31+00:00March 5th, 2020|Pet Tips|

Here in Boca Raton, we don’t suffer the miserably cold temperatures that our northern neighbors do, but our warm climate means that we need to be aware of heatstroke dangers for most of the year. Although many pet owners are well aware of the potential hazards of warm temperatures, accidents can easily happen. Keep your [...]

Lumps & Bumps Checkup

By |2020-02-11T10:33:24+00:00February 11th, 2020|Pet Tips|

Bruno is 14 years young & needs a LUMP on his leg 🦵 🐾 evaluated. Whenever a lump appears on your pet there is a SIMPLE RULE: DON’T WAIT ASPIRATE! This means we stick a fine needle in the lump & aspirate it to have it evaluated via CYTOLOGY & PATHOLOGIST REVIEW. Even if we [...]

Top 10 Toxins Every Pet Owner Needs to Know

By |2020-01-20T23:01:46+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Pet Tips|

Each year, the ASPCA examines the data mined from its Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) and releases the top 10 toxin categories that affected pets. In 2018, the APCC, which provides an invaluable service to pet owners, received 213,773 calls—up from 199,000 calls in 2017—about potential animal poisonings. Prevent your pet from becoming a statistic [...]

Gurgling Guts: The Causes, Signs, and Treatment of Gastroenteritis in Pets

By |2019-12-26T16:46:10+00:00December 22nd, 2019|Pet Tips|

We’ve all been there—you’re snoozing comfortably on the couch with your snuggly pup, when you hear the telltale rumble of intestinal sounds. In a panic, you fling off your blanket, leap to your feet, and snatch your pooch up to rush them outside, where an explosion occurs from both ends. Acute bouts of vomiting and [...]

Chocolate Toxicity!

By |2019-12-21T05:31:13+00:00December 21st, 2019|Pet Tips|

Who doesn’t crave a nice piece of 🍫 now & then? Unfortunately for our 🐕 the ingestion of 🍫 can have serious consequences. 🍫 contains two ingredients that are ☠️ toxic ☠️ in large quantities: a chemical called theobromide & caffeine. Not all types of 🍫 contain the same amounts of theobromide & caffeine; therefore, [...]

Anesthesia Free Pet Dental Facts

By |2019-10-14T12:41:03+00:00October 14th, 2019|Pet Tips|

Those that provide Anesthesia Free Dentistry want you to believe that by removing visible tartar from the they are improving your pet’s oral health. This is NOT the case & the American Veterinary Dental College wants you to consider the following reasons NOT to choose an anesthesia free dental for your pet: Scaling (scraping surface [...]