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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+00:00October 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+00:00June 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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 1st, 2013|Sick Pet Resources|0 Comments

Pet Emergencies Boca Veterinary Clinic

Emergencies happen. Here at Boca Veterinary Clinic, we have specific protocols in place to help get your pet to the doctor as soon as possible in an emergency situation. Understanding these protocols will help you and our staff to best care for your pet in times of crisis. If your pet has an emergency situation [...]

By |2018-05-23T03:43:38+00:00January 27th, 2013|Blog|3 Comments