Avoiding Festive Foods that Cause Pancreatitis in Dogs

corgi dog begging for table food during christmas dinner.

The holiday season is a time for indulgence, but while we may enjoy the feast, our furry friends may not be so lucky. At South Seminole Animal Hospital, we often see a spike in pancreatitis cases during this time. While the holidays are full of delicious treats, it’s important to know which festive foods can harm your dog’s health.

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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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Preventing Diabetes in Pets Is Possible

Miniature bull terrier with a diabetes monitoring kit.

Diabetes in pets is a common disease that requires careful attention. Some breeds may be genetically predisposed to diabetes, but most cases can be prevented with a proactive approach with both diet and exercise. Pet diabetes can be treatable and oftentimes successfully managed.

Routine Care

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