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A Better Way to Treat

on Wednesday, 25 May 2016. Posted in VetNotes, Cats, Dogs, General

A Better Way to Treat

Is your pet on one of our Royal Canin Prescription Diets? We have Good News for you- Royal Canin released Prescription Diets Treats and we have them in stock at both locations. They come in a few varities which include: HP, Satiety, Urinary and Gastro. They are avaiable for BOTH dogs and cats. Dog Treats run $8.49 per bag and Feline Treats are $5.49 per bag.

 

A Puppy's First Exam

on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. Posted in VetNotes, Dogs, General, News

A Puppy's First Exam

Choosing a puppy is an exciting time. It can also be a bit stressful. There is a lot of research that goes into it: Training, breed, size, what kind of food, lifestyle, and tons more of decisions are thought out. One of the biggest decisions to make is when to get your new puppy to the vet for its first exam.

In a recent video posted on our Facebook page, Dr. Natasha Vilchez went through the steps of a puppy’s first vet visit.  

First, the vaccines: Canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis and rabies. “Dogs start the vaccine series at 8 weeks of age and continue to 16 weeks when they receive their rabies vaccination. If puppies start the series late they will receive their initial vaccination and at least one booster vaccinations,” Dr. Vilchez explained.

 

 

 

      

Antivenin Alert

on Thursday, 19 May 2016. Posted in VetNotes, Cats, Dogs, General, News

Antivenin Alert

A story of a German Shepherd protecting his child-owner from a rattlesnake has made headline news. Currently the dog is being treated with antivenin. 

We know a story like this brings real concern to pet owners in Florida who know rattlesnakes, and other venomous snakes, typically become more frequent and visible during the summer months which can pose a threat. 

Buffalo Ridge Animal Hospital has antivenin in stock and readily available for an emergency like this. We are the only 24-hour, seven-days-a-week animal hospital in The Villages providing emergency care. If your pet is bit by a snake, it is an emergency. We are here for you, whether our established client or not, we will treat any emergency. 

 

Heat Stroke

on Monday, 25 May 2015. Posted in VetNotes, Cats, Dogs, General, News

Heat Stroke

The summer is here!! It’s my favorite time of the year, and it is for my dogs as well.  I love to take them outside for hikes and to let them run around and play.   

Pets & Kids: The Perfect Blend

on Monday, 27 April 2015. Posted in VetNotes, Cats, Dogs, General

Pets & Kids: The Perfect Blend

In recognition of National Pets and Kids Day April 26th, Dr. Vernon thought of some helpful tips on blending children and pets in the family. 

 

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Pet First Aid

on Monday, 06 April 2015. Posted in VetNotes, Cats, Dogs, General

    As a veterinarian, I tend to split my days between wellness visits and sick patients, with the occasional emergency sprinkled in. Many times with emergencies, the owners attached to the patient are distraught and sometimes panicked. The feeling of helplessness when their beloved pet is injured or sick can be overwhelming. Hopefully, I can share some tips and hints that can help during these sticky situations.                      

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