1. Prescription Diets

    Pet Foods and Prescription Diets, Does my Pet need to be on one?   We are what we eat, as the saying goes. The pet food industry is booming, with new foods and supplements coming out all the time. Our pets are our family, so we want to feed them “all natural” and “organic” and “holistic” and “non GMO.” The pet food industry has responded to that demand. There are so many diffe…Read More

  2. Parasites- Monsters Inside Our Pets

    By Lisa Feinstein, DVM MPH   Veterinarians recommend monthly heartworm prevention and flea/tick prevention. You may ask “Why?” since we don’t take these and we don’t have them and our dogs and cats are living with us in our houses. Well, that’s even more of a reason your pets should be taking monthly heartworm prevention. Our pets are in our houses, sleeping with us in our beds, giv…Read More

  3. Fireworks Anxiety

    New Year's Fireworks Phobia Dr. Lisa Feinstein DVM MPH   New Year's is here. If your dog has a fireworks and loud noise phobia, you should be prepared. Some dogs get so scared that they can harm themselves and cause damage to the house and their surroundings. What can you do to help your dog? If your dog is young, sometimes your dog will grow up without developing a fear of fireworks. If your…Read More

  4. Chocolate Toxicity

    Chocolate Toxicity By Lisa Feinstein, DVM, MPH   Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas bring chocolates and flowers that we all enjoy, but make sure you keep them away from your pets. Dogs are attracted to the sweet, milky taste of chocolate just like we are, but unlike humans, dogs take longer to break down methylxanthines like theobromines in chocolate. The darker the chocolate…Read More

  5. So You Think Your Bird is Healthy???

    SO YOU THINK YOUR BIRD IS HEALTHY?? Gwen B. Flinchum, MAg., DVM, Diplomate - ABVP Avian   There is a common misconception that I hear frequently from bird owners:  “My bird is healthy, always has been, so I do not need to take it to a veterinarian.”  What many people do not realize is that birds do not act sick until they are in the end stages of disease.  In fact, we hear all-too-comm…Read More

  6. Valentine’s Day Tips

    Courtesy of Pet Poison Helpline Roses are red, Violets are blue, If I’ve got a pet, what do I do? Valentine’s Day is all about love, and we know how much you love your pet! Chances are your furry family member is going to get some Valentine’s snuggles this year and maybe even a gift of its own. The human family members of your house may also be getting gifts this year, some of which may be h…Read More

  7. Backyard Chickens

    Backyard Chickens By Lisa H Feinstein DVM MPH I have had the pleasure of raising chickens for the last 12 years. Not only do they produce fresh, organic eggs, they are also fun and personable. Each one has a unique personality. They all know me and follow me around in my yard. I let them out during the day and they come to me when I call them in to the coop. I even have a female wild turkey that w…Read More

  8. Doggie-Palooza

    Come on out to Doggie-Palooza on Saturday, January 30, 2016, in Plantation! Stop by the Camelot table and spin-to-win for some great prizes.…Read More

  9. Backyard Chickens

    Backyard Chickens By Lisa H Feinstein DVM MPH I have had the pleasure of raising chickens for the last 12 years. Not only do they produce fresh, organic eggs, they are also fun and personable. Each one has a unique personality. They all know me and follow me around in my yard. I let them out during the day and they come to me when I call them in to the coop. I even have a female wild turkey that w…Read More

  10. Plants that Can be Toxic to Your Pet

    Living in Florida definitely has its perks. The year-round warm temperatures encourage the growth of a plethora of landscaping and garden plants that beautifully flourish in the Sunshine State. But what is seen as an attractive benefit for people, can be alluring risk to your pets. Much like a variety of foods, the plants that decorate and surround your home can prove toxic to your cat or dog wh…Read More