Signs and Risks of Dental Problems in Dogs and Cats

dog and cat dental.

No one likes dog breath, and tuna breath isn’t so great either. Dental disease is a real problem for our pets. South Seminole Animal Hospital wants to be sure that you understand dental care for dogs and cats so that you can enjoy them, breath and all. 

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How to Help Your Dog Cope with Separation Anxiety

puppy looking out the window.

So many dogs suffer from separation anxiety. You are their whole world, and when you leave, it falls apart—even if just for ten minutes. Tell them not to fret, though. Learn how to treat separation anxiety in dogs from your pet experts at South Seminole Veterinary Hospital

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Hypothyroidism and Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

pomeranian wearing glasses sitting near stethoscope.

The endocrine system is responsible for the production of important hormones that stimulate specific responses all over the body. These hormones help the body function effectively. Any slight deviation can affect the delicate balance of hormone production. Perhaps the most recognizable disease affecting the endocrine system is diabetes mellitus. However, hypothyroidism and Cushing’s disease in dogs are among the most common health conditions facing canines today. 

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Warning Signs of UTIs in Cats and Treatment

cat drinking water.

Going to the bathroom without incident is something many cat owners take for granted. Their cats simply enter their boxes, conduct important business, and hop out afterwards. While their cats may have strong opinions about the litter quality and scooping schedule, their bathroom habits are relatively uneventful. Unfortunately, not all cats experience such relief and satisfaction. Urinary issues in cats are fairly common, and the warning signs of UTIs in cats are worth recognizing and treating. 

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Protecting Your Pet from Fleas, Ticks, and Heartworms

beagle dog scratching itself behind ear.

When it comes to parasite prevention in pets, a strong offensive is truly the best method for safeguarding a pet’s health. As fleas, ticks, and heartworm-carrying mosquitoes launch their attacks this summer, it’s vital to be prepared. 

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What to Know About Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs

A dog resting.

When extensive details regarding a dog’s lifestyle, diet, and genetics are known, we may have a stronger influence on their future health and longevity. As for disease prevention, daily exercise, proper nutrition, and routine medical care all go a long way toward maintaining or improving overall wellness. Unfortunately, there are certain health conditions that, due to genetics or other factors, are unavoidable. 

In cases of dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs, there are some known predictors of this disease. Characterized by the heart’s inability to circulate blood throughout the body, this serious and progressive disease needs immediate and continued intervention.

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What’s Better: Wet or Dry Dog Food?

Poodle dog eating wet food instead of the dry food

We know how overwhelming it can be to choose between the vast array of dog food at any given supermarket or pet store. What might taste great to them might not necessarily meet their nutritional needs. Conversely, what’s best for their life stage might not turn on their taste buds. Dog owners have to contend with the pros and cons of wet food and dry kibble. Don’t worry, your friends at South Seminole Animal Hospital can help you choose.

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Importance of Dental Care for Dogs and Cats

Dachshund dog getting its teeth brushed.

Dental disease in dogs and cats often exists under the radar where it may contribute to potentially serious health conditions. Dental care for dogs and cats is an important element of preventive healthcare that helps avoid secondary health concerns. Your veternarian team at South Seminole Animal Hospital is here to help you understand why oral health is such an important pillar of overall health and wellness.

Dental Risk Factors

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