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Your Guide to Pet Safety During Hurricane Season

As the crisis wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas has reminded us, hurricane season has arrived. Though most hurricane protection tips focus on human safety and property preservation, it is equally as important to consider pet safety during the storm season. Mother Nature can strike at any time, so adhering to the following suggestions can […]

Pet Obesity: How to Keep Your Pet Healthy

It is commonly known that obesity among Americans is a growing epidemic, but not as many people realize that pet obesity is also a significant concern in our country. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 59 percent of cats and 54 percent of dogs are overweight or obese, and those numbers […]

Keeping Your Pet Safe in the Summer Heat

The heat of summer has already reached Tampa, which means it is time to brush up on your summer safety habits. Florida’s hottest months can be uncomfortable and even dangerous to people and pets alike. As the temperature soars, these tips will help you keep your furry friends safe and happy until autumn arrives and […]

The True Importance of Neutering Your Male Dog

Times have changed dramatically from the days when dogs were permitted to freely roam neighborhoods without any form of protection. Today, families keep their dogs secured around the house, socialize them strategically, and make medical care a top priority. This medical care includes the process of neutering dogs shortly after they are born. From population […]

How to Care for Your Cat after Spaying or Neutering

Spaying or neutering your cat is an important element of his or her health. The American Humane Society believes that all cats and dogs adopted from public and private animal care facilities should be spayed or neutered to help prevent pet overpopulation. Considering that nearly 4 million poor animals are euthanized at shelters each year […]

Two Dog Behavior Issues and Solutions

Unlike the dogs in most children’s movies, our dogs cannot talk to us to explain what they want and how they think. It’s up to us humans to correctly interpret their behavior in order to keep our furry friends safe, healthy, and happy. So whether you’re trying to connect with a new dog or attempt […]

The Critical Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Taking care of a pet isn’t so different from caring for a child. Your dog or cat relies upon you entirely for food, water, shelter, protection, and love, just like your child. If you take your toddler to the grocery store and lose track of his whereabouts, you’ll undoubtedly become frightened and panicked until he […]

How to Protect Your Dogs from the Harsh Summer Heat

The summer heat, especially in southern states like Florida, is no joke. You know how much you hate feeling overheated and dehydrated, which is why you need to devote extra effort to ensuring that your dog remains comfortable during the most intense summer weather. To avoid injuries and illnesses like heat stroke, foot pad burns, […]

What is Leptospirosis?

If you ever stopped to consider the number of diseases and infections that could potentially harm your pup, you may never let him outside again. However, modern medicine exists to battle these harmful conditions and ensure that your dog can live a long and healthy life. One of the diseases becoming more prevalent in dogs […]