The Importance of Heartworm Tests

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

The EDGEfest 2020 season rolls on with Pet-A-Palooza

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

Halloween Safety for Your Pet

In my family, as I am sure as in many of yours, our pets are included in all of our celebrations and holidays. I am already planning ahead and trying to decide on the best costume for my dog as she helps pass out candy this Halloween. She has been many different characters but my favorites are the homemade creative ones with family themes – … Continue reading Halloween Safety for Your Pet

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Best Dog Friendly Restaurants In Volusia County

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 dog – some even have special dog menus. Here are the top five local spots to dine al fresco with Fido!  Best Restaurants to Eat with you Dog in Volusia County LULU’S OCEANSIDE … Continue reading Best Dog Friendly Restaurants In Volusia County

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CBD: The Remedy

By Katie Swiss Britt This stuff seems to be everywhere out of nowhere. It has some questioning the legalities. CBD is not the same as marijuana as you know it. It does not contain high levels of THC which is what provides the “high.” Cannabidiol, or CBD, is from the hemp plant. It has been linked to aiding symptoms from anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, seizures, and … Continue reading CBD: The Remedy

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At-Home Pet Dental Care

Caring for Your Pet’s Teeth February was National Pet Dental month and I hope you all took advantage of this by getting your cat’s and dog’s teeth cared for with an annual dental prophylaxis (If not, don’t worry, there is still time during March to receive your discount!). In case you were wondering what you can do now to help keep Fido’s and Fifi’s oral … Continue reading At-Home Pet Dental Care

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National Pet Dental Month

February is National Pet Dental Month. Nowadays there seems to be a day or a month for everything! Did you know there is a National Lima Bean Respect Day as well as a National Hexagonal Awareness Month? But Pet Dental Month truly is significant as it brings awareness to the importance of oral care for our pets. Similar to humans, oral health can affect overall … Continue reading National Pet Dental Month

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Pets After the Holiday Excitement

By Dr. Tiffany Beischel Caring for your New Pet After Christmas The holidays have come and gone but for some lucky ones there is an adorable gift still giving slobbery love. Imagine waking up to a fluffy puppy or kitten on Christmas day! The excitement for something so adorable never goes away – until the destruction of your favorite shoes, the “accidents” found around the … Continue reading Pets After the Holiday Excitement