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...

A better way to understand your pet

Side By Side’s Pet Assessment creates a thorough health picture Humans are living in an age of food enlightenment where the quality and balance of ingredients is considered crucial to optimal health. And yet when it comes to pet food, most people, guided by little more than broad industry recommendations mixed with vague notions of...