October 31, 2014

Buckeye Boy


Meet Buckeye – your adoptable dog of the week, Sarasota. This handsome boy was brought to Satchel’s Last Resort after his previous owner lost their home and fell on hard economic times.  He loved his family dearly and it took him a long time to recover from his loss.  He would love to have a forever [...]


Yoga for Dogs: Doga


New Yoga Book Brings New Meaning to Downward Facing DOG- BARKING BUDDHA
Bring Your Dog to Yoga…or Bring Yoga to Your Dog
Massage therapist, yoga and doga instructor, Brenda Bryan has a mission– to “relax the world, one dog at a time.” With her new book, Barking Buddha: Simple Soul Stretches for Yogi and Dogi, Bryan is taking her Seattle-based “doga” classroom on the road, with a series of Hatha yoga poses incorporating canine companions into the mix.


Questions and Answers with the Vet – Ask Dr. Chauvet


My dog has a smelly discharge from her ear – causes and treatment? Ah! This is a loaded question! Bacteria overgrowth/infection or yeast overgrowth/infection (candida) can cause smelly ears. Yeast usually has a sweet smell – don’t ask, but this is our way of being a P.I. of disease: we smell, look, touch, but we [...]


Paper or Plastic?


Of course you know you wouldn’t use a paper dog bowl, but did you know that plastic bowls aren’t safe? The surface of a plastic bowl can be chipped or marred. Those crevices provide the ideal breeding ground for creepy crawling bacteria that can make your dog sick.

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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 [...]