March 1, 2015

Adoptable Dog of the Week: Bagel!


Look at those eyes!  Bagel is a sweet, beagle-hound mix.  He’s a neutered male, just 10 months old looking to make that forever connection with his future family. Bagel is good with other dogs and loves to play, but is happy too, at your feet … on your lap for a couch-cuddle session.   Bagel [...]


A Banner Year for Sarasota In Defense of Animals

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 By:  Dr. Sue Nielsen Sarasota County is home to more than 1300 nonprofit organizations.  Dozens are dedicated to saving the lives of abandoned and/or homeless animals. 2014 was an especially important year, for one particular animal rescue group, as they were marking the 25th anniversary of Sarasota In Defense of Animals aka SDA. SDA was [...]


Boating Safety Tips for Dogs

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From the Critical Vet Care Team With temperatures well over the average and topping out in upper 70′s and low 80′s, some of you are probably still out on the water.    Here are some tips to stay safe with your pup onboard. Dogs DO NOT naturally know how to swim.  Most dogs are excellent [...]


Lakeview Paw Park Adds Agility Equipment

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Improving our Paw Parks is an on-going commitment of Sarasota County.  Working in conjunction with the Friends of the Paw Parks,  fences and have been mended,  cement areas added and now some basic agility equipment.  Agility is a sport in which a handler guides their dog though a series of obstacles like hurdles, tunnels or [...]


A Very Colton Christmas


Meet Colton!   Now in foster with Aussie and Me, Colton is a six month old Curly Coated Retriever Mix.  This breed is very intelligent and highly trainable.   Colton has been to the veterinarian and is in very good health, neutered and up-to-date on all of his shots. Colton’s destiny is to find an active [...]


Top 5 Holiday Hazards for Dogs!


 By Dr. Anne Chauvet Holidays are a festive time.   With all of the hustle and bustle – its easy to overlook potential dangers to our four-legged family members. Take preventive measures to protect your pets this holiday season. Being aware of the dangers could save you a trip to the veterinary emergency room. 1. Food [...]


Jingle Paws Jubilee!


A one-of-a-kind event,  the 4th Annual Jingle Paws Jubilee, is planned for Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Payne Park in Sarasota. This year more than 73% of pet owners will purchase a holiday gift for their pet, according to the ASPCA.  Jingle Paws Jubilee provides shoppers the opportunity to peruse the wide variety of local [...]


Animal Advocates take action against greyhound racing

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By Dr. Sue Nielsen A planned peaceful protest brought together close to 30 local activists to raise awareness of the dark side of greyhound racing. Florida continues to be one of the last strong holds of dog racing due to archaic law that couples other forms of gambling with dog racing. Currently only 7 states [...]


Ask the Vet with Dr. Anne Chauvet

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Dr. Anne Chau­vet — DVM, DACVIM, Neurology of Critical Vet Care answers visitors questions. Visitor:   Does my pet need all the vaccinations? Can I skip some? Dr. Chauvet:   Like children, pets need the protection from the big bad world. It is most important to vaccinate early in life when the development of the immune system [...]


Meet Jolly Jerry


Hope your weekend was full of tricks and some treats too! Now meet your adorable adoptable dog of the week, Jerry! Jerry here is a 7 year old canine boy looking for a warm spot to call his very own. A happy and curious dog, Jerry loves to take long walks and go exploring. He also [...]