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Resources for the sick pets of Boca Raton and the South Florida region.

Canine Influenza H3N2

As of 2017 there have not been reports of any sever outbreaks of canine influenza lately. We will continue to update this page. In light of the extensive media coverage regarding the canine influenza H3N2 outbreak in Chicago we have put together a little information sheet. H3N2 is now included in the influenza vaccine offered [...]

By | 2018-08-03T23:10:50+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Blog, Sick Pet Resources|0 Comments

Itchy Skin

As the spring months fall to our rear view, frequently our office becomes filled with complaints of paw licking, scratching and head shaking. The warm fall and summer nights beautiful floral landscapes that we love here in South Florida can really drive our four legged friends into a skin health crisis. If your pet is [...]

By | 2018-05-23T03:43:36+00:00 October 18th, 2013|Sick Pet Resources|0 Comments

Seizures in Dogs & Cats

What is a seizure? A seizure is a sudden, large amount electrical activity in the brain. What does it look like? This electrical activity can be manifested in many different ways. The most common types of seizures cause an animal to fall to the side, “paddle” their limbs and lose consciousness. The seizure [...]

By | 2018-05-23T03:43:36+00:00 October 2nd, 2013|Sick Pet Resources|1 Comment

Heat Stroke

There are a lot of great things about living in South Florida: the beaches, the sunshine, being home to the 2012 NBA champions (just to name a few). But being a pet owner in this wonderful community also brings its own challenges. The dangers of heat stroke are often under estimated, and the consequences can [...]

By | 2018-05-23T03:43:36+00:00 June 12th, 2013|Sick Pet Resources|0 Comments

Bufo Toad

Bufo Toad Summer rains can leave our canine companions feeling cooped up and anxious to get back outdoors. These rains also tend to attract dangerous outdoor creatures, and post rain walks can increase the risk of your pet’s exposure. Keeping your pet on a short leash and paying close attention to their surrounds can [...]

By | 2018-05-23T03:43:36+00:00 April 13th, 2013|Sick Pet Resources|1 Comment

Urinary Stones Cats & Dogs

Uroliths are commonly referred to as "stones" and can occur in any section of the urinary tract. Urinary bladder stones are common in both our canine and feline patients. Regardless of specific type, they occur when the urine becomes too concentrated with certain components (precursors like crystals or mucous) and the environmental conditions of the [...]

By | 2018-05-23T03:43:37+00:00 March 26th, 2013|Sick Pet Resources|0 Comments

Vomiting dog cat

Why do cats and dogs vomit or throw up? There are many reasons why animals vomit.  As veterinarians, we tend to think about the causes of vomiting in two big categories: gastrointestinal causes (related to the intestines) and non-gastrointestinal causes (outside of the intestines).  Some examples of gastrointestinal causes of vomiting are viral inflammation (parvovirus, [...]

By | 2018-05-23T03:43:37+00:00 March 1st, 2013|Sick Pet Resources|0 Comments