Category: Pets

Pet Obesity

Pet Obesity

By: Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM Obesity is a very common problem in pets and can lead to many health problems. A whopping 56% of cats and 60% of dogs in North America are classified as overweight or obese. That’s more than 80 million pets at greater risk of serious health issues. However, only 10% of […]

Tips For Safe Summer Travel With Your Pet

Tips For Safe Summer Travel With Your Pet

By Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM • Make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date. • Keep a copy (digital photos or paper) of vaccination records and or medical records with you while you travel with your pet. • Pet identification • Collars with ID tags and microchipping your pet are great ways to help […]

What Constitutes a Pet Emergency?

What Constitutes a Pet Emergency?

Almost every pet will experience a veterinary emergency in its lifetime. These can range from simple illnesses to more critical conditions. These situations can be overwhelming for you and your pet. When faced with these situations, the typical response would be to run to your cell phone or a computer and look up your pet’s […]

Animal Cruelty Task Force Arrests

Animal Cruelty Task Force Arrests

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno One of our recent arrests involving the death of a canine caught the attention of local news agencies. The individual locked his one-year-old Doberman inside of a scalding hot vehicle and left him for an inexcusable amount of time resulting in fatal heatstroke. Sadly, this is but one of a number […]

Pet Preparedness

Pet Preparedness

By Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM It is officially hurricane season in southwest Florida. It’s time to get our pet(s) emergency and disaster ready. Whether it is the next hurricane or other natural disaster, or it is man-made, having a plan for your pets must be included with your family’s emergency plan. Get a Pet Emergency […]

Pet Allergies

Pet Allergies

By: Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM WHAT IS AN ALLERGY? An allergy occurs when the immune system overreacts and produces antibodies to substances that it would normally tolerate. This excessive response is considered and allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Allergies can develop to any substance that a pet is exposed to. Food, fleas, seasonal environmental allergens (grasses […]

Animal Refuge Center To Officially Open The Sharon Bodenhafer Critter Clinic

Animal Refuge Center To Officially Open The Sharon Bodenhafer Critter Clinic

Submitted By:  Wayne Leinen The Animal Refuge Center is excited to hold a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the Sharon Bodenhafer Critter Clinic on Saturday, May 14th.  The Critter Clinic is a state-of-the-art medical center that will benefit all the dogs and cats ARC takes in, who through no fault of their own, find […]

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