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Alternative Medicine Pets Hollywood fl3 Alternative Drug Free Pain Treatment Options from the Hollywood FL Area’s Top Vet

If you have a pet that suffers from arthritis, old age or joint sprains, you may want to consider three alternative therapies; pet massage, acupuncture and veterinary laser treatments. All three are drug free, pain free, non-invasive treatments meaning no harmful or debilitating side effects that are sometimes associated with traditional therapies. Each therapy is a unique approach to providing a similar result —a reduction of joint pain and discomfort resulting in a more active and pain free life for your pet. Here is a brief rundown on how they work:

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b2ap3_thumbnail_ft_lauderale_vet_dog_wellness.pngFt Lauderdale Area’s Top Vet Offers 4 Ways Dog Ownership Can Improve Your Well-Being

Many people think that owning a pet will do nothing but increase stress. The pet will need food, attention, care, and vet visits, which increase costs and make any outing more difficult. However, dog owners have actually been proven to live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Here are a few reasons you should consider taking a trip to your local animal shelter:

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Fort Lauderdale’s Top Dog Massage Therapist Explains the Benefits

You love a good massage and you can be sure your dog will as well. For many dog owners especially those with older pets surfing chronic pain canine massage is the ultimate in personalized care. If you are new to canine massage you should know that it is not a new therapy. There is evidence that dogs and other animals have been receiving massages from humans going back nearly 4,000 years. Undoubtedly those early massages were administered to enhance performance or as maintenance. We don't rely on animals to assist us like we did long ago but that doesn't mean that their bodies don't still need our care to give them long, comfortable lives.

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Davie fl pet dentistImportance of Regular Pet Dental Screenings Explained by Hollywood FL Top Vet

Your pet’s dental health is very similar to yours. The difference is you wouldn’t go months without brushing your teeth or even years without visiting the dentist. 70% of cats and 80% of dogs have some form of dental disease by 3 years of age according to the AVMA.  Dental disease can lead to:

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Vaping Around PetsVapers and Pets — Safety Tips for Smokers and Vapers who Care about Their Pets

If you ever read the labels on your e-juices, they clearly state: “keep away from children and pets”. This is because most e-juices contain nicotine, which, if consumed, can be extremely dangerous for kids as well as pets. One British vaper learned it the hard way a couple years ago. According to a story Dog Dies After Eating Electronic Cigarette Capsule published by Huffington Post, Keith Sutton, dropped a cartridge of e-juice on the floor, his 14-week old pup got hold of it, ended up consuming a little amount of the juice, and even though Keith took his beloved pup to the vet within a few minutes, the pup succumbed to the nicotine in her stomach.

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Ft. Lauderdale pet cancer screeningDog and Cat Cancer Screenings Ft. Lauderdale Area’s Top Vet Answers 5 FAQs

How important is dog cancer screening? Cancer in dogs, just like in humans, is an insidious disease but it metastasizes much faster in dogs and cats than in humans. Catching it early is important to successful treatment. While cats can also develop cancer, the disease is much more common in dogs and that's what we will focus on here. 

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Hollywood Pet Dental Cleaning Hollywood FL Vet Explains What an Anesthesia Free Pet Dental Cleaning Is?

Does your dog or cat need a pet teeth cleaning. Your pet's dental health is just as important to their overall health as good dental health is for humans and just like humans selecting a dentist, you want to ensure that the Hollywood, FL vet that performs the cleaning is trained and experienced in dental care.

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Hollywood FL Pet Laser Therapy Pet Laser Therapy in Hollywood FL

If your older cat or dog has is in pain or has lost some of the bounce in its step consult a Hollywood, FL vet and discuss the appropriateness of pet laser therapy. Laser therapy has been around for decades for humans and is used to treat athletes for back strain, sore shoulders, knee pain and other ailments. Today the same treatment that NFL pros routinely receive in the locker room is now available for dogs and cats.

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Hollywood FL's Top Vet Explains Why Brain Tumors in Cats and Dogs are So Challenging to Treat

While brain tumors occur in both dogs and cats, particularly those over 5 years old, tumors are more common in dogs with some breeds, boxer, Boston terrier and golden retrievers actually being predisposed to the disease.

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Davie Florida's Premier Vet Explains the Benefits of Getting Your Pet Spayed or Neutered

b2ap3_thumbnail_davie_spay_neuter.jpgWe all know that getting your pet spayed or neutered is the responsible thing to do to help prevent over population. Buy in addition to preventing unwanted litters, there are some long-term health benefits for pets that get spayed or neutered.

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Hollywood Florida's Best Vet Shares How You and Your Pets Can Have a Happy Holiday by Dr. Megan Cassels-Conway, DVM

The season for extravagant holiday feasts, gathering of family and friends, cookies and candy and all the decadence of the holidays. At the veterinary clinic the season for pancreatitis, gastroenteritis and chocolate toxicity. All the wonderful things we love about the holidays can spell disaster if our furry friends partake alongside us. Vomiting cats and dogs with diarrhea put a damper on the holiday spirit but can easily be prevented. Use this guide as your holiday helper this season to avoid the major culprits of the holiday pet woes.

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Maybe you've seen it in the local news. There is a not-so-new disease that has recently become a hot topic in South Florida. Although it is rare, Leptospirosis is something owners in the Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale area should know about. This bacteria can not only affect your canine companion but can also be transmitted to humans.

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It's summertime and the veterinarians at DPC Veterinary Hospital want to pass on summer safety tips for pets in Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas. Face it; our summers can be brutal on humans who can control their exposure to the sun and humidity. Can you imagine how the climate can affect pets that are pretty much reliant on their humans to keep them safe?

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Give Your Hollywood FL Pet a Permanent ID Card by Microchipping

Microchipping your pet in Hollywood is a quick and simple procedure. At DPC Veterinary Hospital in nearby Davie, our veterinarians simply inject the microchip (about the same size as a grain of rice) under your pet's skin located between its shoulders. The process is very similar to a regular inoculation and your pet will act no differently as it does when getting its shots.

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Microchipping Pets in Ft. Lauderdale – Answers to Pet Owner Questions

Occasionally we talk to a Ft. Lauderdale pet owner who has some misconceptions when it comes to microchipping pets so we thought we would take this opportunity to share some facts about what chips can and cannot do.

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Microchipping Pets in Pembroke Pines

Pembroke Pines pet owners will want to consider microchipping their pets to provide indisputable proof the pet belongs (lives with) to them. If your pet gets loose or lost and winds up in a shelter anywhere in the country, having a microchip embedded greatly increases the chances of a reunification.

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Microchipping Davie Pets

By microchipping your pet, Davie pet owners can dramatically improve their chances of recovering their dog or cat if it wanders off or is stolen. The sad fact is that nationally over 8 million pets wind up in shelters and only 15% of dogs and less than 2% of cats are ever reunited with their owners. Microchipping can increase the odds that your pet will find its way back to you.

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Pet Laser Therapy Q&A

If you are a Hollywood pet owner and you are considering pet laser therapy for the first time, you probably have a few questions regarding the treatment. We have put together a Q&A to help you better understand this amazing therapy.

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Pet Laser Therapy for Senior Pets

Pet owners in Fort Lauderdale can now help their senior pets put a little bounce back in their step thanks to pet laser therapy available from DPC Veterinary Clinic in Davie. If you have an older pet the odds are 1 in 5 that it has or will develop arthritis. Even if your senior dog or cat doesn't develop arthritis, the tissue surrounding their joints will have deteriorated simply as part of the aging process. When walking or running becomes difficult, most pets will react by becoming less active and slowing down to avoid the discomfort.

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Laser Therapy for Pembroke Pines Cats and Dogs

Pets in Pembroke Pines now have access to an amazing advancement in veterinary medicine; laser therapy for pets. The services offered at DPC Veterinary Hospital now include pet laser therapy which can treat a wide array of pet health issues quickly and without pain or any undesirable side effects. Our veterinarians and staff are trained on the Companion Therapy Laser™, an FDA laser that sends light and heat into an affected area producing almost immediate curative results.

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