Pet dental problems, especially in adult and senior pets, are all too common. It is estimated that 34-40% of pets will have the development of dental problems by the time they are 3 years of age. This is because plaque and tartar are allowed to build up on the surface of the enamel (as you can imagine might if you never brushed your teeth).
To keep your pet’s teeth and oral health top of mind, the team at Bayshore Animal Hospital and Avian Practice is here with some tips for brushing your pet’s teeth. And that is something to smile about!Continue…
This time of year, there’s always so much to be excited about. For one, the ups and downs of the holidays are over and we can look back at our own highs and lows of the previous year and do our best to focus on our goals for the future.
At no other time of the year do we take this kind of stock of the past, but it’s crucial in order to pivot and plan for the next 12 action-packed months.
When we look back, we cannot help but take a long hard look at our pet care blogs. Every month, we do our best to publish articles that we hope will hit home with our growing community of pet owners. We measure a blog’s popularity and have them ranked below for your own review of 2019.Continue…
The weather outside might not be so frightful here in Florida, but it’s still undeniably the holiday season. And with that comes parties, family gathering, delicious foods, and holiday decorations.
Unfortunately, there are some very common pet emergencies that coincide with the holiday season. In order to keep your pets safe, some awareness and preparation are in order. Let Bayshore Animal Hospital & Avian Clinic be your guide as we explore holiday safety tips for pets.Continue…
Smack dab in between the two most beloved American holidays (Halloween and Christmas), we celebrate Thanksgiving. And by celebrating we mean eat, gather with family and friends, eat, play football, eat, and watch football. And maybe eat a little more!
This is, of course, not lost on our furry friends that observe each and every tasty morsel that we enjoy. As a result, a major part of Thanksgiving pet safety hinges on the harvest. But to fully protect your pet this holiday season, your approach should go beyond the vittles.
Caring, Not Sharing
Keeping your pet out of the kitchen and away from the dinner table may be easier said than done. Luckily, there are lots of healthy options to share with your pet, such as:
The term “cat enrichment” may sound like a way for your feline friend to diversify their portfolio, but it actually refers to the concept of meeting their mental and physical needs. Indoor-only cats live longer, but that doesn’t always mean they are happier animals.
Is it possible to achieve the best of both worlds? It’s certainly more likely when cat enrichment becomes a priority.Continue…
For many, summer is the best time of year, but for our pets, summer is filled with many stressful events. Fireworks, parties, and thunderstorms can all leave your pet a quaking, fearful mess. Even worse, it can lead to attempted pet escapes or result in destructive behavior.
While exposure to some loud noise is inevitable, pet owners can do a lot to help ease pet anxiety. Keep reading to discover some of our best tips for alleviating pet anxiety this summer.Continue…
You’ve probably seen the term “AAHA accredited” while visiting our facility or looking through our website – but what does it mean, and how does it affect your pet?
Here at Bayshore Animal Hospital & Avian Practice, we’re extremely proud of our AAHA accreditation. It’s because of our dedication to our patients and their families that we maintain this esteemed designation, and we’re excited to share all the ways in which this benefits your pet!
Whether it’s the convenience factor or cost savings, many of us have fully embraced online shopping. Pet owners are no exception, and the increasing availability of more affordable pet medications online has many owners turning to the internet for their pet’s prescription medications. However, while this may be cheaper and easier, there are plenty of concerns associated with purchasing pet medications online.
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…
The decriminalization of marijuana is gaining traction around the United States. Laws were initially passed to protect patients using it for medical purposes, but now recreational use of the drug is legal in nine states.
Here in Florida, cannabis can be prescribed for various medical conditions, none of which apply to animals. However, many pets share homes with those that use marijuana products. The issue of pot and pets isn’t new, but because of the changing world we live in, a contemporary approach to prevention is necessary.
The Risks and Dangers
Marijuana can lead to toxicity in animals if consumed. Symptoms are directly related to the amount consumed, and the type of product, as well as an animal’s size, breed, and relative health. Just as you would with any drug or poisonous substance, marijuana must be safely stored out of your pet’s reach. Continue…