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Flea and Tick FAQs: Keeping Pets Safe from Pests

Fleas and ticks are a nuisance for pets who like to spend time enjoying the outdoors, and they also pose serious health risks to our furry pals. Our Driftwood Animal Hospital team members are experts at addressing pet parasites, which thrive in Florida’s hot and humid climate. We answer common pet owner questions to help [...]

How to Determine Whether Your Pet Needs Urgent or Emergency Care

Ensuring that your furry friend is healthy is a priority. However, sometimes pets require urgent medical attention, and being able to recognize true emergency signs can be crucial. In this guide, our Driftwood Animal Hospital team discusses the differences between urgent and emergency care for pets and offers insights into when to seek veterinary help. [...]

Protecting Your Pet from Poisons: Identifying Common Toxins

You consider your home a sanctuary, a quiet haven from daily life. However, many hidden hazards lurk within. From everyday household items to seemingly harmless plants, numerous substances can be toxic to your four-legged friend. In this guide, our Driftwood Animal Hospital team describes the most common pet toxins and explains how to keep your [...]

Gathering the Clues: Signs Your Pet Has Periodontal Disease

An estimated 80% to 90% of cats and dogs are diagnosed with periodontal disease after age 3. That is a startling fact, especially since the disease is preventable. Therefore, our Driftwood Animal Hospital team is providing the information you need to better care for your pet’s oral health.  Periodontal disease in pets is more than [...]

3 Tips for a Pet-Safe Holiday Season

The holiday season’s hustle and bustle can become chaotic, and with so much to do—gifts to buy, boxes to wrap, halls to deck, stockings to stuff, meals to plan, houses to clean—forgetting about the potential hazards that can harm your pet is easy. Our Driftwood Animal Hospital team shares three tips to help ensure your [...]

How to Choose the Right Pet for Your Family

Pets come in all shapes, sizes, and species, but no matter what they look like, adopting a new pet is a remarkable experience. The many choices can overwhelm you. The decision to add a pet to your family—and which type of pet to choose—takes careful consideration, and our Driftwood Animal Hospital team is here to [...]

Fur or Fat? How to Tell If Your Pet Is Overweight

One of the biggest problems with obesity in pets is that pet owners are often unaware their furry pals are carrying extra weight. If they don’t realize their pet is overweight, then pet owners fail to take action to help them achieve a lean body condition, which can create a cascade of health consequences. To [...]

Aging Pet Brains: Cognitive Dysfunction in Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats are living longer than ever now thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, science, and nutrition. Most pet owners these days can expect to spend at least 10 to 15 years, and up to 20 years in some cases, with their pets by their side, with the exception of giant-breed dogs. One area [...]

Does My Pet Need Veterinary Attention?

In some cases, deciding whether to take your pet to the veterinarian can be difficult. Changes in your pet’s behavior may indicate they need attention, but should you rush them to the veterinary emergency hospital, schedule an appointment, or monitor them at home? Our Driftwood Animal Hospital team knows your pet means the world to [...]

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