July 22, 2014

Do You Have a Sweet Tooth?


There are two lovable dogs at your local shelter that are both as sweet as can be – meet Sugar Bear and Pooh! Sugar Bear is a red and white Sharpei/Pit mix. She is approximately 4 years old and has been at the shelter since March. This spayed lady gets along with most other dogs [...]


Breed Profile: Scottish Terrier


by Alisha Corsi Scottish Terriers, or Scotties, are a highland breed of terrier originating in Scotland.  They are known for their distinctive beards and eyebrows. Beloved by Scottish and English royalty for centuries, the Scottie only recently made their American debut in the 1890’s, but quickly became a favorite of American presidents as well.  Scotties [...]


Tune-in to Animal Outtakes for Paw Park Updates this weekend!

Sue Nielsen, MD and Rico, Chihuahua

SarasotaDog’s own Rover Reporter, Dr. Sue Nielsen, will appear this Saturday for a local televison program:  “Animal Out Takes”. The show is hosted by Marsha Panuce and she takes audiences on a weekly adventure as she explores the animal kingdom across Sarasota’s Suncoast. Sue Nielsen, also the President of the Friends of the Paw Parks, [...]


Top 5 Dog Hazards in Florida


By Kristen Levine, DVM Florida, an outdoor paradise! There is so much to do and to see, especially if you are a dog!  Wherever you go, you are surrounded with beaches, attractions and parks.  Spending time outdoors with your dog is fun and healthy; however, this picturesque, exotic climate presents some risks of which you [...]


The Breeds That Bite


This week May 18-24 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week.   The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has banded together with other national agencies like the CDC and the AVMA  to raise awareness of how to avoid dog bites. We chatted with Dr. Katherine Miller, the ASPCA’s Director of Animal Cruelty Behavior Research [...]


They Call Him Mellow (Yellow)


We have two handsome canine boys looking to be adopted, Sarasota. Meet Tator Tot and Mellow! Tator Tot is a fawn/white Pit Bull mix. He’s a young lad, around 11 months old. He’s weighing in at approximately 55 lbs. Homeless since April, Tator Tot knows some basic obedience commands and the shelter volunteers are working [...]


Car Safety for Small Dogs


By:  Sue Nielsen, MD I have to admit, I was one of those pet parents who didn’t always secure my Chihuahua in his carrier to go for a car ride. He hated it, barked and whined, and gave me those puppy eyes, “I want to see where we are going!” I allowed him to sit [...]


Double Dose of Dogs


Your adoptable dogs of the week, Sarasota, are a special mix of cute. Check out Madalyn & Kidd! Lovely Madalyn here is a female red and white Pit mix. This spayed lady is just 9 months old and weighs in at around 55 pounds. Madalyn is housebroken, good with other dogs and very energetic. Check [...]


There’s a new Veterinarian in SRQ, and they are open late.

RV Paw

If you have a job, or just a really busy schedule it can be difficult to get into the veterinary clinic during their regular business hours.  Now, you can visit RosemaryVet, 650 Central Ave., for general vet services for your pet.  “We are open seven days and take appointments from 4:30 to 11 p.m. on [...]


Nose to Tail – Examining your dog at home


By Dr. Lara de Courtivron One of the first things one is taught in vet school is to establish a system when performing a clinical exam on an animal.  Each veterinarian has his/her own way of approaching a physical exam but, if the order in which it is performed never varies, fewer things are likely [...]