1. Diabetic dogs and cataracts

    Diabetic dogs and cataracts By Emira Sanabria CVT / Lead Ophthalmology Technician   When your dog is diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (higher than normal levels of sugar in the blood) the overall health of its eyes may be at risk as well.  A high percentage of dogs will get cataracts as a consequence of this condition. Even dogs with well controlled sugar levels can develop cataracts. It may…Read More

  2. Diabetes in Dogs and Cats

    Diabetes in dogs and cats Dana - Veterinary Technician Similar to people, when dogs and cats eat, the food is broken down into more basic nutrients such as proteins and sugars. The sugar enters the bloodstream and is taken in by our pet’s cells for use as energy. When this process does not happen due to a disease called diabetes mellitus, the blood becomes saturated with sugar and the body suffe…Read More

  3. Are Flea and Tick Preventatives Safe?

    Are Flea and Tick Preventatives Safe? By Noël Ziel, Lead Veterinary Technician and Medical Coordinator This is a common question often asked in veterinary offices. With the advent of the internet and with pet owners becoming more informed about their pets’ care, it is easy to become confused and potentially read misinformation regarding flea and tick prevention. This article will focus on a cer…Read More

  4. CBD Oil

    CBD Oil Lisa Feinstein DVM MPH As Marijuana (Cannabis) is becoming more available and popular, pet owners are increasingly looking to use CBD oil on their pets. We are all hearing stories of CBD oil helping with chronic pain, epilepsy, and even cancer. Are these facts or fiction? Is CBD oil safe for our pets? Where do you get CBD oil for your pet? These are some questions I am being asked by pet o…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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