Category: Pets

Controlling Fleas In Florida

Controlling Fleas In Florida Hand drawn flea

By Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM There are over 2,000 species of fleas, but the cat flea is the one most likely causing problems for your pet (cat or dog) and in your home. They generally cause allergy and dermatological problems for pets and humans and rarely transmit disease. Fleas are most active around sunset, and […]

Winter Holiday Safety For Pets

Winter Holiday Safety For Pets

By Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM The Winter Holidays can be a joyous time for the family. But it can be an extremely dangerous time for your pets. Cats with their curious nature and dogs with their strong sense of smell, cause them both to get into holiday decorations, food, drinks and other folly. Nothing spoils […]

Animal Refuge Center To Hold 26th Annual Starlight Auction

Animal Refuge Center To Hold 26th Annual Starlight Auction Animal Refuge Center

The Animal Refuge Center is excited to announce the 26th Annual Starlight Auction will be held Saturday, November 28th at the Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa.  The Starlight Auction is ARC’s signature event and main fundraiser for Southwest Florida’s largest no-kill shelter. New to the auction this year, is the opportunity to participate virtually.  The live […]

Pets On Jets: Dogs, Cats Still Welcome On Flights

Pets On Jets: Dogs, Cats Still Welcome On Flights

By Stephen Myers Pets are part of your family. When it comes time for a family vacation, though, dogs and cats often are left behind in a kennel. Commercial airlines have implemented new pet policy restrictions that make it difficult for non-service animals to tag along on a flight. Instead, many pet-lovers have turned to […]

Autumn Pet Safety

Autumn Pet Safety

By Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM It’s officially Fall. The leaves are changing color, the weather is more pleasant, and the holiday season is upon us.We love this time of year and so do our pets. We must make sure that we protect our pets from hidden dangersof this season. Below are some tips to help […]

Pets And Parasites: Preventing And Treating Parasites In Pets.

Pets And Parasites: Preventing And Treating Parasites In Pets.

By Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM Control of parasites is an important key to keeping your pets happy and healthy. Healthy pets may not show outward signs of a parasitic infection. For this reason, numerous pet health organizations recommend treatment for parasites be maintained year-round. Periodic diagnostic testing and examination by your veterinarian play a pivotal […]

Suffering In Silence

Suffering In Silence

As a currently practicing veterinarian of a month shy of thirty-eight years by the time this goes to print, one could only imagine the array of things I have seen related to my job over that amount of time. Oddly, one might think that by now I might have the right to say that “I’ve […]

Animal Abuse: Zero-Tolerance Policy

Animal Abuse: Zero-Tolerance Policy

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno In April of 2020, I activated the agency’s first Animal Cruelty Task Force in an effort to educate residents and visitors all across Lee County about animal abuse and neglect, as well as enforce all laws pertaining to the mistreatment of animals. Without a doubt, there is a link between animal […]

Not Just For Humans

Not Just For Humans

By Jacqueline Wilson At ApothiCare360, your pets are our patients, too! When you treat your customers like family, there is nothing you would not do for them. That is why we strive to provide you, as well as your pets, with exceptional care. We understand that dogs, cats, birds, and other creatures have special health […]

Protect Your Pets: Everything You Need To Know About Heartworms

Protect Your Pets: Everything You Need To Know About Heartworms

By Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM One of the most common and devastating diseases for your cats and dogs is also one of the most preventable. Heartworm disease is a parasitic infection found in cats and dogs that is spread by mosquitos. As you may know, our local climate is ideal for mosquito populations—that is why […]

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