Essential Pet First-Aid Tips and Techniques

french bulldog with first aid kit.

Despite how common it is to deal with things when/if they happen, most of us can attest to the virtues of preparation. Planning for a scary pet emergency, like a sudden illness or injury, may not immediately provide a sense of control. And yet, if you’re ever in a situation that depends on basic pet first-aid skills, you’ll be ready when your pet needs you the most. 


Winter Safety for Outdoor Cats

man holding outdoor cat.

Winter is a season of glistening snow, cozy evenings, and festive holidays. But winter also brings challenges for our feline friends who love the outdoors. At Animal Medical Center, we understand that your cat’s safety is paramount. So, let’s talk about winter cat safety to ensure your furry friend remains safe, healthy, and happy during the colder months.


Halloween Pet Safety: Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe and Stress-Free

dog and cat with pumpkins.

Halloween is just around the corner, and we all know it’s a time for fun, spooky decorations, and lots of treats. But while we humans enjoy the festivities, it’s important to remember that our furry friends might not be as thrilled about the holiday as we are. 

At Animal Medical Center, we care deeply about the well-being of your pets, and that’s why we’re here to share some valuable tips on how to keep your pets safe and stress-free during Halloween.


Pet Safety and Hurricane Preparedness

dog under umbrella.

Floridians are no strangers to hurricanes, but that doesn’t make them less stressful to deal with—especially when pets are involved. Make a pet hurricane preparedness plan before you need one to ensure you are ready in case of disaster. Animal Medical Center is happy to help you think through a plan for pets and hurricanes this season.


Too Hot: The Risks of Leaving a Pet in the Car

temperature gauge in car.

As loving pet owners, it is our responsibility to advocate and care for our beloved animals as best we can. While no one ever intends to harm their cherished family friends, sometimes accidents happen. Animal Medical Center wants to help prevent heartbreak by educating pet owners about the dangers of leaving a pet in the hot car, even for just a minute. 


Prevent Pet Heatstroke This Summer

dogs running.

Hot sun and high temps can be tough for pets to tolerate, especially senior pets, overweight pets, and those with certain health conditions. Brachycephalic dog breeds like pugs and bulldogs, and snub-nosed cats like Persians and Himalayans are also at an increased risk of overheating.  

At Animal Medical Center, we want you to enjoy summer activities with your pets. Our team has put together some pointers to help you spot the signs of pet heatstroke. Plus, we’ve got plenty of ways to keep your pets cool when temperatures heat up.


Poison Prevention Month: What Common Household Items Can Poison Your Pet

Dog shaking hand.

Maybe you’re bringing a new pet home. Or perhaps you’ve suddenly realized that your four-legged friends are probably capable of finding the bottle of bleach you keep under your sink. Whatever the catalyst, it’s time to pet-proof your house so you can keep your pets safe. Put your pets in a safe place and take a moment to learn about the common household items that could poison your furry friends. 


Florida Winters for Pets

Sand snowman.

Winter is coming! Even in the relatively mild Florida winter, you’ll have to find ways to keep your pets safe, warm, and happy. Luckily, there are simple things you can do to make sure your dog or cat stays healthy during the colder months. Here are some tips for keeping your furry  friend comfortable when the temperatures drop.


What Animal Lovers Need to Know About Cancer in Pets

Pet at the vet.

There are many ways that we can protect our beloved pets and ensure that they live a long and healthy life. Good nutrition, physical and mental stimulation, and disease prevention are well within grasp due to modern veterinary medicine. We are still not at the point, though, that we can shield our four-legged family members from everything.