Why It’s Important to Socialize Your New Puppy

Why It’s Important to Socialize Your New Puppy

Despite what their cuteness seems to tell us, puppies need much more than just cuddles from us. It's important to socialize your little four-legged friend. Proper socialization will benefit him for life. Without positively exposing your puppy to new sights, sounds,...

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Keeping Parasites Off Your Pet This Spring

Keeping Parasites Off Your Pet This Spring

Thinking of spring, flowers, butterflies, and sunny skies likely come to mind. What we need to be aware of with the season, though, are the parasites that will make their surge: fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. Protect your pet from these pests with our tips. Keep your...

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Caring for Your Senior Pet

Caring for Your Senior Pet

November is National Senior Pet Month! We at the Pet Care Clinic of Doral want to share with you some tips on how to care for your senior pet. Let's make her golden years the best years!  #1: Teach your old dog (or cat) new tricks. Senior pets can suffer from...

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What Dog Owners Need to Know About Knee Injuries

What Dog Owners Need to Know About Knee Injuries

With all of the running, jumping, and playing, it's no surprise that orthopedic injuries are common among dogs. Here's what you need to know about your dog's knees and how to help prevent injury. Torn cranial cruciate ligament Similar to a human's anterior cruciate...

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4 Facts Dog Owners Should Know About Cushing’s Disease

4 Facts Dog Owners Should Know About Cushing’s Disease

Dog owners need to know about hyperadrenocorticism (HAC), also known as Cushing's disease. It's an endocrine disorder that causes excessive production of the hormone cortisol, which is produced when the pituitary gland in the brain sends information to the adrenal...

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Tips for Socializing Your Puppy

Tips for Socializing Your Puppy

Puppies are irresistibly cute, delightful to play with, and have an endearing curiosity. Apart from the fun stuff, though, they require some work! In particular, puppies need socialization and training to prevent behavior problems from developing. Socializing at a...

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5 Common Garden Items Toxic to Pets

5 Common Garden Items Toxic to Pets

It's natural to let our pets play in the yard. We may not always think that there could be some hidden hazards for our pets, though. Be beware these five common outdoor items that could be toxic to pets. 1. Compost — Composting is good for the environment, but not so...

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Training Your Cat

Training Your Cat

We all know cats are smart creatures, but many of us might be surprised to learn that cats can be trained! They can be taught many of the same behaviors we teach our canine companions, from “sit” and “fetch” to “roll over” and “stand on hind legs.” For these commands,...

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Shedding the Light on Laser Therapy for Pets

Shedding the Light on Laser Therapy for Pets

The Pet Care Clinic of Doral is excited to offer laser therapy to our patients! Laser therapy is an FDA-cleared modality that reduces inflammation, and that results in pain reduction. It is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions, and postoperative pain....

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How Hot is Too Hot for Pets?

How Hot is Too Hot for Pets?

Summertime in Miami-Dade County can feel long and oppressively hot. If it's feeling a bit toasty to us humans, it is definitely warm for our pets as well.  By now, you know that you should never leave a pet in your car during a warm day, even for a few moments....

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