Florida Department of Health Issues Rabies Alert for Port Orange

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) issued a rabies alert for the South-Eastern portions of Port Orange. This is in response to a cat that tested positive for rabies on June 8. The recent rabies alert is for 60 days. Port Orange Area under Rabies Alert for 60 Days The center of the rabies alert is at Briarwood Mobile Estates in Port … Continue reading Florida Department of Health Issues Rabies Alert for Port Orange

EDGEfest Pet-a-Palooza this Saturday!

Do you love animals? The city of Edgewater sure does – big ones, little ones, furry ones – they love them all! They have partnered with the Edgewater Animal Shelter and will celebrate animals of all kinds at the annual EDGEfest Pet-A-Palooza. Check out the EDGEfest Pet-A-Palooza event! The event will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at … Continue reading EDGEfest Pet-a-Palooza this Saturday!

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Pet Lifestyle: Winter Prevention

Q: “My husband and I spend the winters here in New Smyrna and the summers up in Michigan. We bring our sweet baby, Peanut, a Peek-a-Poo with us. When we lived up north during the winter we never needed to keep him on flea or heartworm medications, but have been told he needs it down here in Florida even during the winter. Is this really … Continue reading Pet Lifestyle: Winter Prevention

Is my Pet Overweight?

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?

Everyone Could Use a Little Charm School

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

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

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

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