September 25, 2016

VetCare Express Photo Contest – Where’s Big Red?

Most of us have seen VetCare Express’s big red truck – the animal ambulance around town. Cheryl Brady, owner of the fleet told us that people are often snapping photos or even leaving notes on the truck to say hello.  One pet owner left a stuffed animal on the truck with a note that said […]

4th of July Safety Tips

We all look forward to this weekend – kind of a mid-point of summer- when we can kick back and really celebrate. But for dogs – all of this carrying on may not be such a good thing. SarasotaDog talked with Cheryl Brady of VetCare Express for some ideas to ensure that everyone in the family has a great 4th.

Start the day off right with a romp in the park early with your dog.

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A dog’s neurological exam

What really happens in a neurological exam for dogs? Check out these first steps a pet neurologist will take to access your dog’s stability and state. If you suspect your dog is having a neurological issue, please talk with your veterinarian as soon as possible or contact Dr. Anne Chauvet of Critical Vet Care. 941-929-1818

Lily – Sweet Poodle-Bichon for Adoption

Lily is an adorable Bichon Poodle Mix.   If you are looking for a happy companion, Lily is your girl.   With all of the panache and humor of a mature lady, Lilly will be delighted to take car rides, and go visiting with you.  Her manners are impeccable, she’s potty trained and gets along […]

Satchel’s Last Resort receives donation from Bayside Pet Resort

No one was happier today than Mackenzie.   This little dog was able to be rescued and receive the medical treatment for a broken femur thanks to the Bow Wow Luau contributions and funds matched by Mr. Bob Huff, owner of Bayside Pet Resort Osprey.   The presentation was made by Bob Huff, whose love […]

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 […]