August 25, 2016

Sarasota Doggie Directory

Finding the right services for your pet can be a challenge.   You want a caring groomer, a compassionate trainer; people who will treat your dog the way you would.’s Doggie Directory can help.   We feature a select group of practitioners and service people, all of whom we can can wholeheartedly endorse because […]

All Aboard! 8 Tips for Safe Boating with your Pup

Boating Safely with Your Dog by Lauren R. Tharp Summer is here, even if the calendar still reads spring. With temperatures in 90’s, this is summer!  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 […]

Attention Sarasota Beach Goers

Sea Turtle season is upon us (May 1 – November 1).  And, Sarasota County’s only dog-friendly beach is Brohard Paw Park. The County does NOT allow dogs on any other public beaches. In addition,  we have learned that there will be increased surveillance and reporting, as well as ticketing, of people who bring their dogs […]

Sebaceous Cysts – What happens beyond closed doors

Sebaceous cysts are very common in dogs.  And in most cases they are easily dealt with.  If you are queasy your vet may do this behind closed doors.    The dog featured was also having a dental procedure so was already sedated. Here’s what happens back there!  Be sure to check your dog on a […]

A Veterinarian’s Take on Dog Parks

By Dr, Anne Chauvet Our two Australian Cattle Dogs are extremely active. They love to run, chase a Frisbee and just be dogs. As I experience our local dog parks, I find myself having a few thoughts about the lurking dangers that hide behind the concept of a bunch of happy people and their amazingly […]

Bow Wow Luau – Sunday May 22nd

Aloha! Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday May 22nd at Bayside Pet Resort in Osprey for the Bow-Wow Luau benefitting Satchel’s Last Resort. This tropical party will kick off at 4:00 pm and feature: Hula Dancing Lessons and Contest (for humans and dogs) Hula Dancing – Lessons and Contest! Live steel drum music Light bites […]

Medical Update – What every dog owner should know about Pancreatitis

By Dr. Anne Chauvet, DVM, DACVIM, Neurology Pancreatitis – The Cause, Diagnosis and Treatment What is the cause? diet viral bacterial other What are the signs? vomiting with or without diarrhea refusal to eat belly pain How do we diagnose it? blood work: CBC, chemistry analysis, urinalysis ultrasound of the belly/abdomen with or without aspirate of […]

Retired Greyhound Racers looking for homes

The Sarasota Kennel Club season is drawing to a close. Every year dogs that are ready to retire face an uncertain future. Fast Friends, a local nonprofit is looking for foster or adoptive homes for 18 dogs. Greyhounds make amazing family pets, and believe it or not love to just hang out – wherever you […]

Hershey – A Vintage Paws Pup

Could you be Hershey’s forever foster?    Vintage Paws Sanctuary is lovingly caring for Hershey, a Field Spaniel.   About 8 years old, Hershey has some medical issues that will require lifetime medications, which will be supplied by the rescue group.  While he’s in good hands at Vintage Paws, every dog deserves his very own […]

Breed Profile: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

By Alisha Corsi A dog that keeps fleas away? Sounds like an oxymoron, but it is this unusual myth that made the ancestors of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels so popular with British nobility during the 16th century. Whether the belief is fact or fiction, Cavaliers have graced the laps of many a queen and have […]