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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Why Is It Important to Walk Your Dog Regularly?

Woman in the city walking her dog.

Walking your dog several times daily provides one obvious benefit. By giving him plenty of chances to pee and poop, he’s less likely to do his business in your house. However, you may not realize that walking your dog also delivers important health benefits. Regular walks can also help your dog to become better socialized.

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Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

For Spay and Neuter Awareness Month, your team at South Seminole Animal Hospital is excited to share with you all of the reasons we think these surgeries are so important. We want our pet parents to understand why it is such a vital part of proper wellness care

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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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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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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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