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.

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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.

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Is Your Pet Ready for Florida Winter?

A dog under a blanket.

Florida is known for its sunny, warm weather that beckons humans and their four-legged friends into the great outdoors. You’ve likely seen photos of dog owners jogging the neighborhood (or the beach) with their canine workout partners. Cats often soak up the sun on a toasty-warm porch or deck. From springtime through fall, Florida is often one of the warmest places in the United States. However, at Animal Medical Center, we know a Florida winter can be an entirely different animal.

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Tips and Tricks to Help Your Pet With Separation Anxiety

A dog with separation anxiety.

With another summer break over and school back in session, your cat or dog might be wondering what the morning fuss and rush is all about and where everyone is going. Our furry sidekicks are creatures of habit, and they thrive on consistent routines. If your pet has become accustomed to extra TLC over the summer, he might experience separation anxiety when his schedule changes.

At Animal Medical Center, we understand that mental and emotional health is extremely important to your pet’s overall wellbeing. Our caring team has compiled some tips for helping your pet adapt to a new routine.

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Local Pet-Friendly Family Outings for Summer

A dog cuddles his owner.

Summer is in full swing, and if you’re looking for pet-friendly fun in the sun, Animal Medical Center has you covered! Our pet experts have compiled suggestions for summer activities you can enjoy with your pet. And while many of these pastimes seem perfect for pooches, you might have a charismatic cat or fun-loving ferret who wouldn’t mind joining in.

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Are Pets Meant to Stay Outdoors?

Dog enjoying the outdoors.

Welcoming a new pet into your family is an exciting time, and if your home includes plenty of green space, you might wonder if it’s okay to keep your cat or dog outside. After all, we enjoy the Florida sunshine and fresh air, so our pets probably do too, right?

Cats certainly do their fair share of sunbathing on warm window ledges, and most dogs thoroughly enjoy playtime at the dog park, but the great outdoors simply isn’t the safest place to leave domestic pets unattended.

The team at Animal Medical Center wants all pets to live long, healthy lives, and we’ve compiled some important considerations to keep in mind if you’re thinking of having an outdoor cat or an outdoor dog.

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How to Keep Your Pet’s Paws Safe This Summer

Dog drinking water on a hot day.

The summer sun is great for pool parties and lazy days at the beach, but when the mercury rises, so do the chances of your pet’s paws being burned by hot surfaces. Sidewalks, pavement, and beach sand can get much hotter than the ambient temperature, which leaves those precious paw pads vulnerable to burns and blisters. 

Your pet’s paws deserve pampering year-round, but special precautions are necessary in the summer heat. At Animal Medical Center, we want you and your pets to enjoy a fun-filled summer with plenty of outdoor time together. We’ve put together some practical suggestions for keeping pets—and their paws—safe and healthy. 

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