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Pet Safety Tips for the Holiday Season!

Typically, the holiday season is the time of year we gather the most with family and friends and sometimes, our fur friends accompany us in the festivities. We all want to have fun and be merry, but we also want everyone safe including our pets. Nothing can spoil holiday cheer like an emergency visit to…

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Hurricane Season Prep Tips for Your Dog

“Ever tried coaxing a petrified pooch out from underneath the armoire? Then perhaps you can understand the importance of advanced storm preparedness. Don’t wait until every second counts. Planning for pet safety and comfort before there’s a problem can keep panic to more controlled levels when things become increasingly tumultuous. At the very least, it helps precondition our pets…

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Not All Dogs Can Swim: Swim Lessons Save Lives!

Does your dog run with excitement to every body of water in sight? Maybe you can’t walk past a creek or pond without your pup diving in. Or maybe your dog treats water like the enemy and will do anything to stay dry. Every dog is different and not all are born with a love…

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Why Orthopedic Beds Matter for Senior Dogs

According to the National Sleep Foundation, dogs spend 50% of their day sleeping, 30% lounging around, and just 20% being active. As they enter their senior years, they require even more rest to be at their best. With so much time spent lying down, a sturdy, supportive bed is essential for reducing pain and ensuring optimal sleep.…

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Cool Off with us at the Pool!

Even though summertime involves getting outside more and enjoying the weather, there are serious things to consider if and when you take your dog outdoors. The high temperatures, especially here in Central Florida, can be dangerous and sometimes deadly, and heat stroke, unfortunately, is a common occurrence during the warm months. It is vital to…

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What is Canine Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy for Dogs in Orlando, Florida What is Hydrotherapy for Dogs? Hydrotherapy for dogs simply put, is the usage of water for the treatment of injury or illness to dogs. Water makes the body float, so when submerged, the weight of a dog’s body is fully supported. This means the dog is not fighting any…

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Femoral Head and Neck Excision (FHNE) in Dogs

What is FHNE in Dogs Femoral Head and Neck Excision Arthroplasty refers to the removal of the articulating, ball at the top of the thigh bone (femur). This procedure has been used for the management of a range of conditions involving the hip joint. The most common reasons for this are untreatable hip joint fractures,…

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Arthroscopy in Dogs

Arthroscopy is a procedure used in veterinary and human medicine to diagnosis and treat various joint diseases. Arthroscopy is performed using a specialized telescope-like camera called an arthroscope. In Greek, “arthro” means joint, “endo” means inner, and “skopein” means to look. As translated, an arthroscope is a type of endoscope used to look specifically inside joints. Arthroscopy…

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Hydrotherapy for Canine Tendonitis

What is Canine Tendonitis? A tendon is a band of tissue that connects muscle to bone. "Tendonitis" occurs when a tendon is inflamed, irritated, stretched, torn or ruptured. In dogs, the most common tendon injuries occur in the forepaws and shoulders, but tendonitis can occur in any tendon. Treatment of canine tendonitis varies based on…

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FHO In Dogs

What is Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO) Surgery? A femoral head osteotomy also referred to as a femoral head osteotomy or FHO, is the surgical removal of the head and neck of the femur. In simpler terms, it is the removal of the “ball” part of the ball-and-socket that makes up the hip joint. This way,…

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