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Vets in Belize: Our Adventure Begins

March 16, 2018

by Dr. Adam Denish So where am I today? If I told you Belize, would you know where Belize is on a map? Not surprisingly, most people don’t. Find Mexico and go south and the first country you will find is Belize. So, why am I in Belize, you may ask? It could be the […]

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Basics of Pet Nutrition

October 3, 2017

“What kind of food, how much, and how often?” These three questions are the ones that most clients hesitate to answer. There is usually a long pause followed by a hesitant “uuuhhh, dry, a scoop and twice a day?” Many clients don’t seem to like to answer questions about what they feed their pets, especially […]

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New Cat Clinical Study

April 18, 2017
New Clinical Research Study Does your cat have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), but is otherwise healthy? Has your cat been losing weight unintentionally? Is your cat on a stable diet? Are you willing to do the following? Bring your cat to the clinic 4 times over 8 weeks Administer the study treatment as directed If [...]

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Foods Toxic To Dogs

September 18, 2014

September is National Food Safety Month. Like cats and humans, certain foods can be toxic to dogs. While cats and dogs share many food toxicities, here is dog-specific and alphabetic list of the foods you should avoid giving your dog. Alcohol: Dogs are far more sensitive to alcohol than humans are. Just a little bit […]

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Foods Toxic to Cats

September 5, 2014

September is National Food Safety Month. Just like people can’t eat everything they come across, cats can’t either. In fact, many human foods are toxic for cats. See the alphabetic list below for the foods you should avoid giving your cat. Alcohol: Alcohol has the same effect on a cat’s brain and liver as it […]

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Dogs and Thunderstorms

July 31, 2014

You probably heard it repeatedly right around the Fourth of July in relation to fireworks—leave your pets at home. But the reason extends to more than just fireworks. Many dogs are frightened by loud noises and almost all aspects of a thunderstorm: wind, rain, thunder, lightning, and even atmospheric pressure. These fears can develop even […]

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How to Train Your Dog

July 24, 2014

Sit. Stay. Now read how to train your dog. Training your dog can take a lot of time and sometimes it even seems like you’re not making any progress. But what if that’s because you’re not doing it in the best way possible? Dogs thrive from positive reinforcement. That is, if they do something right […]

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Pet Fire Safety Tips

July 16, 2014

Did you know that although 1,000 house fires are caused by pets each year, approximately 500,000 pets per year are affected by house fires? To spread awareness and help keep pets safe, the American Kennel Club (AKC) and ADT Security Services have joined together to make July 15th National Pet Fire Safety Day. Compiled here […]

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Pet Beach Safety Tips

July 11, 2014

Besides the ocean, there are many other dangers that your dog can encounter at the beach. Being alert and attentive and following some of these rules will make your beach getaway proceed without problems!  Please review our pet beach safety tips to help make your trip less stressful for you and your dog. First, make […]

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Tick Check for Pets

July 7, 2014

I went for a walk with my pet. Now what?  Tick check! The warm summer months means spending more time outside and unfortunately, ticks. Many ticks are co-infected, meaning that they carry more than one disease, including Lyme disease. Did you know that only about 5% of dogs exposed will develop symptoms that are attributed […]

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