October 23, 2014

Paw Park Report: What’s new in Sarasota Dog Parks


By Dr. Sue Nielsen With the encouragement of Friends of the Paw Parks, Sarasota County Parks and Recreation have made some very nice improvements to two of our paw parks – Arlington and Lakeview. At Arlington, the need for shade is a prominent issue and recently two good sized trees were planted in the middle [...]


Pet-Friendly Church Service: September 28th 2014


The Unity Church will hold the first local interfaith outdoor service for pet lovers on September 28th, 2014 at 1:10 pm on their grounds at 3023 Proctor Road. The service will be held in conjunction with the Unity’s Annual Pet Blessing event.  Participants are encouraged to bring well-behaved leashed dogs, and other pets for this [...]


Caspien – The Adoptable Aussie-Catahoula


Imagine being left on the side of the road at just one day old.  That is what happened to Caspien.  A good Samaritan found  Caspian and his tiny sibling pups and fostered them through Aussie and Me, a local nonprofit rescue group.  He is now a healthy,  handsome one year old with all of the [...]


Cutting edge technology at CriticalVetCare

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CriticalVetCare is among the first 10 clinics worldwide to add a new generation of high definition computer-aided tomography equipment (CT scan) with the installation of a 3D Vimago, and it is the first clinic locally with CT scanning capability in-house. The Epica Medical Innovation’s Vimago CT Scan uses new imaging technology to provide enhanced 3D [...]


Charlee: Adoptable Dog of the Week


This girl was rescued by a wonderful couple off the streets of Yangon, Burma as a puppy. They imported her over to the United States in hopes of finding her a home. She had quite the trip to get here too. Charlee is approximately 5 years old. She is good with most other dogs and [...]


Breed Profile: Goldendoodle


Goldendoodles get their names from their mixed heritage of Golden Retriever and Poodle parents. First bred in the early 1990’s as allergy-friendly seeing-eye dogs, Goldendoodles have now become just as popular as family companions and embody the best personality traits of both of their highly popular parent breeds. Physical Traits Size & Weight: Goldendoodles are [...]


The World’s Best Leash


You know how technology is revolutionizing everything from cooking to communicating and suddenly designers are making sensible changes to things like a spot for your handbag in the car?     Finally, some of those really smart people from the world of design focused on something uber practical that we all need:  dog leashes. Their [...]


Keep your dog safe this 4th of July

Happy and Safe - 4th of July!

By Dr. Anne Chauvet, For people, fireworks are fun, but for dogs and other pets they are loud, unpredictable and the sort of noise that can induce an overwhelming sense of fear.  Firework phobia is often accompanied by other anxieties, such as fear of thunderstorms or separation anxiety. What is the cause of such fear [...]


Summertime Girls


Sarasota, your adoptable dogs of the week are both fair ladies sweating it out this summer. For your viewing pleasure, here’s May and Laraine. May here is a spayed, black and white Staffy mix. She is just 10 months old and has been at the shelter since mid-April. May is fully housebroken and walks well [...]


All Aboard! 8 Tips for Safe Boating with your Pup


Boating Safely with Your Dog by Lauren R. Tharp Summer is here!  Chances are, you’re going to hear, at least once, the phrase “Come on in; the water’s fine!”  But does that invitation extend to dogs?  Sure!  Even on boats?  That’s a yes too—but you’ve got to take a few safety precautions! 1.  Lifejackets.  You know they’re important for you and [...]