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Staci's Journey Into Veterinary Medicine

My name is Staci and I’m a first-year veterinary student at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Obviously, getting here was no easy feat but when you’ve wanted something since you were eight years old, you tend to gravitate toward experiences that lead you where you’ve always wanted to be. I started out…

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Canine Influenza: What You Need to Know

Canine influenza (CI, or dog flu) is caused by the canine influenza virus (CIV), an influenza A virus. It is highly contagious and easily spread from infected dogs to other dogs by direct contact, nasal secretions (through barking, coughing or sneezing), contaminated objects (kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and leashes), and by people moving between…

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Top 10 Cat Emergencies

Cats often become reclusive and hide when they are not feeling well, which makes knowing when they need to be seen by your veterinarian a challenge. They have unique signs of emergency conditions that often go unrecognized by owners. Some injuries are obvious, such as a cat with an open wound, while others have more…

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Easter Pet Poisons

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies. “Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “All parts of the Easter lily plant are poisonous…

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3 Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Are you getting ready for a road trip in 2016? If you’re bringing your best friend with you, it’s important to be prepared! Some pets travel well, but others may experience anxiety or motion sickness, in addition to the general discomfort that is often associated with a new experience of any kind. At East Lake…

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Laser Therapy: Treatment Options for Your Pet’s Health

    Laser therapy is a treatment option that was first developed more than forty years ago. It was first used for the treatment of humans, and relatively recent advances in the field have opened up this therapy option to animals as well! Laser therapy works by emitting laser light that pinpoints areas needing treatment,…

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Questions about Pet Obesity

At our Central Florida Vets practices, we are often asked about ongoing, at-home pet care. One of the most common concerns has to do with a healthy pet weight. Our most recent question was: Why is my dog so fat when I really don’t feed him very much?  We are so glad that you’re looking…

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Pet Fall Festival this Sunday November 17

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TRAVEL SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR PETS

Our case of the week involved a young, healthy dog that suddenly overheated.  As this can happen very quickly and unexpectedly I thought the following tips might help.  I am happy to report the dog is now fine. Planning a road trip with your furry friend?  Here are some tips to help you maintain safety,…

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Ack—My Pet Ate Garbage! Anytime food preparation is underway, food scraps, wrappers and more end up in the garbage. Inevitably, household animals help themselves to that tempting trash. In the holiday season, decorations become fodder as well. Why worry? Because people food is not safe for animals. And food isn’t the only risk—animals will eat…

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