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We all know that pet ownership isn’t always easy — but our team of veterinarians and veterinary experts are here to help! Have you noticed a behavior change in your animal recently? Or perhaps you’re not sure if you need to bring them in to our animal clinic, or just wait it out?

You can send questions directly to our animal hospital and our team of veterinarians will promptly provide our insight!

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Q. We are moving from Northern NY to Cape Coral in 3 months. My Dane/Lab mix is 5 yrs old, I have used K9 Advantix II as a 6-mo coverage for him. What do you recommend I start him on to prepare him for the year-round coverage he will need and is there other “Florida” coverage I should give him (other than flea and tick)

Thanks for your question.  Here in Florida we love our warm weather, unfortunately parasites love it too!  The main groups of parasites that your canine companion needs to be protected against are heartworms, gastrointestinal parasites, and external parasites (primarily fleas … Continue reading

Q. I love my dog, but when he licks me, his breath is horrible! What can I do about it?

Periodontal Disease is one of the most common reasons for our pets to have bad breath.  Periodontal disease is the infection of the gums and bones around the teeth.  The infection starts with bacteria growing in a soft film of … Continue reading

Q. I have used Frontline Plus on my Brittany Spaniel for about 8 years. It does not seem to be working anymore. She is really allergic to flea bites. Do you recommend Comfortis, and is it safe?

Hello and thank you for your question about Frontline. Yes, unfortunately some of the older topical flea products do not work near as well as they used to for dogs and cats. Some experts think that this is do to … Continue reading

Q. I was walking my dog on a trail around a lake and she was off leash. Apparently she was bitten by something. Difficulity breathing uncontrolable sneezing and her eye seems to want to stay shut. Two hours ago I gave her liquid Benadryl but she is still have difficulties. What should I do?

I agree that it sounds like your pet is having an allergic reaction, possibly to an insect bite or sting; however it is also possible that your dog sniffed up a foreign body (such as a seed, blade of grass, … Continue reading