During the Dog Days of Summer, Follow These Pet Heat Safety Rules

A small white dog wearing black sunglasses lays on a blue towel against the blue backdrop of sky and sea.

When we get to the sticky part of summer, it’s relatively easy for most of us to cool off with relative ease. Our pets, on the other hand, can’t beat the heat at Splash Harbour or Clearwater Ice Arena, like we do. Instead, they pant. And pant. And pant some more… 

Many Floridian pets may seem like they adapt to the weather and humidity, but paying close attention to pet heat safety – particularly this time of year – is of the essence.

Pet Heat Safety 101: Manage Hydration

Perhaps the single, most important way to combat the effects of the heat is to keep your pet hydrated at all times. Always provide cool, fresh water around the house and yard. If you’re out and about, take a collapsible bowl and portable, potable water with you and offer it to your pet often. 

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The Heart of the Matter: Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm prevention is a year round pet health concern

Mosquitos get a bad rap, and perhaps rightly so. In addition to being annoying, their bites can be uncomfortable and even dangerous to humans. But did you know that mosquitoes can also transmit a deadly disease to your pet?

Heartworm disease is a severe and potentially fatal condition that affects a pet’s heart and lungs. The prevalence of mosquitoes means that heartworm can be found in all 50 states and Canada, and it can affect dogs, cats, and wildlife. At Bayshore Animal Hospital and Avian Practice, we want to take a moment to answer some common questions about heartworm disease and its prevention.

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Home Away from Home: Pet Boarding at Bayshore

Pet boarding can be a great alternative to traveling with pets or a pet sitter.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could bring our pets on all of our adventures? Sadly, most establishments don’t allow dogs, cats, birds, snakes, etc., leaving pet owners wondering what to do with their beloved companions when it’s time to leave town.

Pet boarding is often the safest and most reliable option, especially if you’re choosing a trusted family veterinarian! At Bayshore Animal Hospital and Avian Practice, we’re delighted to share with you all the ways your pet’s “staycation” at a reputable clinic can be a safe, enjoyable experience.

Pet Boarding with Us Just Makes Sense!

When you board your pet with your veterinarian, you can rest assured that your little buddy will be in great hands while you’re away. Besides being staffed by people who love animals and are familiar with their care, other advantages of pet boarding with a vet include: Continue…