Our Picks for the Top 5 Dog Beaches Near Central Florida
Smyrna Dunes Park Dog Beach
2995 N Peninsula Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL, US, 32169
Dogs are welcome to join you on-leash at this lovely inlet which also includes a dog hose down area, showers and bathrooms. This park has five ecosystems represented within it, elevated boardwalks, picnic pavilions, nature trails, an observation tower, and…Read More
Pros and Cons of Adopting a Shelter Cat
June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. There are pros and cons to adopting a cat from a shelter versus purchasing one from a breeder.
First, the cons. The large majority of the cats in pet shelters are a bit older, so it may take you a little while to find the cute little kitten…Read More
Pet Pig Veterinary Care
Pet pigs need the same veterinary care as dogs and cats. Annual physical examination, vaccinations, fecal checks, and routine dental care is the minimum standard of care. Piglets should be examined and start their vaccines at 3 to 4 weeks of age.
Pot Bellied Pigs should be vaccinated against erysipelas and tetanus. Two initial vaccinations 3–4 weeks apart are followed by boosters…Read More
Why should I spay or neuter my dog?
Spaying or neutering your dog is part of being a responsible pet owner. Not only does it help with the overpopulation problem, but it also has many benefits for the individual animal who has the procedure.
Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying can help to prevent your female dog from having many serious health problems, such as…Read More
Welcome Dr. Blackwell!
Dr. Jonathan Blackwell has joined the Tavares Animal Hospital staff! It was a long time coming and we were all starting to wonder if he really did exist, but Dr. Blackwell has finally joined us. He, his wife, little girl and baby boy have recently moved from West Virginia. Dr. Blackwell has fit right…Read More
5 Common Allergies in Dogs
If you notice that your dog’s itchiness seems to coincide with the same season every year, it might be tree or grass pollen. Try giving your pet more frequent baths and washing their bedding more often. If your dog is a foot licker, wiping the…Read More