Halloween Safety

Halloween marks the start of the holiday season! Children countdown the days until they get to dress in their favorite characters and get spoiled with candy and treats. Parents decorate, pick out the perfect costumes for kids and pets, and stock up on candy. But it’s not always fun and games. Although Halloween is one...

Are Your Pets Prepared for the Fall? A Veterinarian’s Top Tips to Avoid Pet Emergencies this Season

Labor Day has come and gone. The white pants have been put away, the regular weekend trips to the beach have slowed, the kids are back in school, and cinnamon spice candles and fall decorations cover the house (well, my house)! But with the autumn season also comes some common pet emergencies. Today, I wanted...

A Vet’s Top Summer Tips for Pet Owners

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] SUMMER IS HERE – the heat is overwhelming, the insects are feasting, and the pool is as mainstream as the couch. Summer is a great time to travel with pets. I own a veterinary hospital in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, Victoria Park Animal Hospital. We are a hub for travelers, tourists, and...

How to Help Your Itchy Pet – Dealing With Environmental Allergies

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] I evaluate so many pets for skin disease from allergies every spring season. Highly concentrated pollen  in the air during the spring and summer seasons causes more allergic reactions in pets. Sometimes, pet owners don’t even realize their pets’ symptoms are from atopic allergies. At least 75% of my patients will visit me at...

Diagnosing & Treating Pet Allergies

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1360" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]Did you know chicken and beef are the most allergenic foods for dogs and cats? As a small animal veterinarian, I am often the second opinion for food allergies in pets. Some vets misdiagnose or overlook issues because the symptoms often vary greatly and overlap with other common ailments. And often, pet...

Grain-Free Diets In Pets

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1353" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text] A Veterinarian’s Perspective Of course, nutrition has an invaluable impact on our pets’ lives, as it does with our own. Because we do want what’s best for our fur babies, it’s becoming increasingly trendy to feed our pets what we eat, since what is healthy for us must be healthy for...

How to find the best food for your dog by looking nose-to-toes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=XrNrvgdztec Whether it's for our dog's longest life or a specific issue, we all ask the same question: what foods should I be giving my dog? We learned how to assess our dogs nose-to-toes thanks to Penny & Loosey of the @pigpenthepittie family who went LIVE with us to talk nutrition. Our founder Marney Prince...

What’s A Healing Crisis?

Congratulations!!! You’ve started feeding your dog real whole foods. Maybe you’ve transitioned them completely,maybe you’re feeding them whole foods for just part of their meals or possibly you’re converting to a freeze-dried recipe… wherever you’re at, we just want to stop for a second and say: YOU ROCK. You can feel good that you are doing the absolute BEST thing for your dog because...

Is My Pet Overweight?

By Dr. Alison Birken It is the New Year, and just like with us humans, it is a great time to ensure your pet is at their optimal weight and best health. One of the most important lifestyle and health decisions you can make for your pet is to ensure they stay at their recommended...