The Animalife Veterinary Center Blog

  • Heat Exhaustion in Dogs

    Are you endangering your pet’s life? Even the most well-intentioned people underestimate the potential danger of heat when it comes to their pet’s health. It’s easy to over-exert your dog on a warm day. As for leaving your dog in the car while you ‘Run into the store to grab a few […]

  • Flea Control in Pets

    Let’s take a few minutes here to talk about fleas, those nasty blood sucking critters that mercilessly cause so many dogs and cats to itch and scratch resulting in, what seems like, an endless stream of cases of skin disease into my office. Fleas don’t discriminate based on breed or gender. […]

  • Christmas Dangers for Pets

    A few thoughts on Christmas. Christmas is a joyous season and the perfect time to spend with the ones we love. It is not the perfect time to spend at the Animal ER. Is there ever a perfect time? With that in mind, here are a few words of caution as you celebrate the Christmas… The post Christmas […]

  • Keeping Cats Indoors

    In a former article, I discussed pet obesity. This week I’m tackling a topic narrower in scope, but no less significant to the overall health of cats. I love cats more than cats love me. In fact, I love cats more than cats love anyone. To me, the most appealing thing about cats is that… The […]

  • Marijuana in the Vet World

    I can honestly say that not a day goes by when I am not asked at least once some question about medical marijuana. Let me first state that, because the Florida Board of veterinary Medicine has not come up with any specific regulation regarding the use of medical marijuana (let’s call it CBD from […]

  • Buckle Up Your Pet

    Here’s something interesting off the news wire this morning: Democrat Assemblywoman, L. Grace Spencer of New Jersey, has proposed state legislation requiring pet owners to ‘buckle up’ their pets in cars — or risk a $20 fine, and possibly an animal cruelty charge. The response? 45% of New […]

  • Why dental care is vital for your pet

    Caring for your pet’s teeth is one of the most important things you can do to keep your pet happy and healthy well into its “golden years”. In fact, dental care can and should start at puppy stage. This way your pet can be taught a behavior that will help you assess and care for… The post […]

  • Fleas on Cats, Fleas on Dogs, Fleas EVERYWHERE!

    Sun Tzu and The Art of The Flea War “Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.” ~Sun Tzu Fleas are one of the most common causes of health problems in pets; and certainly the most common parasite problem we deal with on a daily basis. Our […]

  • Gastric Foreign Objects in our Pets

    In this installment I will be discussing something that many pet owners have encountered with their pets resulting, for many, in very serious consequences. Unfortunately, with the nature of pets, it can not always be avoided but there are some common sense steps you can take to avoid the traumas […]

  • Living with Cane Toads

    For the past several years I have been frequently asked by neighborhood associations to give presentations about Cane Toads. Years ago, when I did the first lecture, Cane Toads were not as plentiful as they are today, and I was surprised by the number of people that were interested in them, and I […]