Volusia County, located in Florida, is a haven for food enthusiasts. With a plethora of delectable dining options, it’s no wonder locals and visitors alike are spoilt for choice when it comes to satisfying their taste buds. However, for pet owners, the desire to dine out often comes with the dilemma of leaving their furry companions behind. Fortunately, Volusia County understands the bond between humans … Continue reading Best Dog Friendly Restaurants In Volusia County
Pets and Water Safety Q: “My dog, Grady James, loves coming to the beach with us every weekend. Sometimes he has diarrhea and acts sick afterward. I heard that the water can be bad for dogs. Is this something I should be concerned with?” Caitie – dog parent, NSB A: We are incredibly lucky to live in an area that allows us to enjoy the … Continue reading Pet Swimming Safety
Pet Safety Around the Water Last month we had a great question regarding safety for dogs at the beach. As a follow up this month we will delve deeper into overall swimming and pool safety for our canine friends. Being aware of potential dangers and setting up for a fun experience will help make outdoor water activities an enjoyable time for all involved. Can Your … Continue reading Pool Safety for Your Pet
Heidi Dillard recently opened Me & Paw, a pet supply store with homemade, nutritious goodies for your favorite furry friends. It all started with one pup with some serious anxiety issues, which Heidi was able to control with CBD oils. She started experimenting with different recipes and created some fantastic pup snacks. After sharing with her test panel of pooches, she decided she had to … Continue reading New Pet Boutique Opens in NSB
Volusia County certainly isn’t lacking in delicious restaurants, but sometimes you don’t want to leave home without your furry best friend. These great dining establishments offer outdoor seating for you and your pup – some even have special four-legged menus. Here are the top five local spots to dine al fresco with Fido! Ask a Local: Best Pet Friendly Restaurants to Eat at with your … Continue reading Top 5 Best Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Volusia County
Q: “Help! My cat, Mr. Purr Pants, is so fat! He doesn’t exercise and justlays around the house or just looks out the window. He doesn’t eat a lot and only occasionally gets treats. I heard being overweight can make him sick. How can I make him lose weight?” A: Poor Mr. Purr Pants, you are not alone! This is unfortunately a very common issue … Continue reading Is my Pet Overweight?
We have always had awesome, loving, well-behaved dogs, but now we have a little more time to try to be better parents to our new “bundles of joy.” Donny and Marie, sibling Shih-Tzu pups are the newest loves of our lives. My husband, David, suggested we sign them up for obedience school. I thought obedience sounded too harsh for our puppies, so we agreed to … Continue reading Everyone Could Use a Little Charm School
Q: “Does my dog really need a stool sample checked every year and a heartworm test? Why would he have heartworms if he is on medications every month to prevent them? A: The short answer is yes. The reason your veterinarian is recommending annual testing is not only for your pet’s wellbeing, but also for the safety of you and your family. I frequently hear … Continue reading The Importance of Heartworm Tests
Do you love animals? We sure do – big ones, little ones, furry ones – we love them all! We, the city of Edgewater, have partnered with the Edgewater Animal Shelter and will celebrate animals of all kinds at the annual EDGEfest Pet-A-Palooza. February 22 from 10 AM – 2 PM @ Rotary Park The event will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from … Continue reading The EDGEfest 2020 season rolls on with Pet-A-Palooza
Q: “Hello, I have an English bulldog who is 9 months old. We took her to a vet for her puppy shots and they said I should get her spayed. My husband wants to breed her and thinks she should have babies. What is the best thing to do?” A: Breeding dogs can be a very exciting process. Who wouldn’t want to see your adored … Continue reading To Spay or Not to Spay?