1. Obesity in Pets

    Obesity in Pets By Noël - Lead Veterinary Technician/Medical Coordinator Is my pet fat? You may have asked this question in the past, and if you haven’t, you may be asking it now. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), the stats are alarming. The APOP says that 60% of cats and 56% of dogs are classified as overweight or obese. The APOP also found that 90% of overweight …Read More

  2. Bufo Toads

    Bufo Toads By Lisa Feinstein DVM MPH   Bufo Marinus Toads, also known as Cane toads, are a potential threat to your dog. These large toads produce a toxic secretion from glands in their jaw area and along the skin on their back. The secretion can cause hallucinations and even death if ingested in large amounts. The effects usually last about an hour. Reckless teenagers have attempted to get h…Read More

  3. Fall Toxins Newletter

    Preventing Fall Intoxications We may not have a traditional Fall here in South Florida, but we sure do see toxins that are common during the cooler months’ seasons. There are many that could be harmful to your furry family members. From chocolate and wild mushrooms to rat poison and mold, theses toxin that those items contain or can produce inside your pet can lead to life - threatening situatio…Read More

  4. Heat Stress

    By Lisa Feinstein DVM MPH Summers in South Florida can be very hot, with temperatures in the mid-90s and humidity close to 100%. It’s important to stay cool and out of the heat, especially at the hottest time of the day. Dogs and cats can also be affected by this heat, and we have to protect them from it and recognize the danger signs. Dogs especially are more at risk since they are taken on wal…Read More

  5. Itchy Dog?

    Is Your Dog’s Itchy Skin Driving You Crazy? Lisa Feinstein DVM MPH   If your dog is scratching and itching himself, there are a lot of great medications that can help give your dog (and you) relief. Itching, licking and biting can cause damage to the skin and should be managed. The cause of the itch may be parasites (fleas, mites, lice, fungus), allergies (to environmental triggers like gra…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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