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Pet Essentials During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By ruthmacpete

While everyone across the country is following stay-at-home orders and stocking-up on household essentials, it is important for pet parents to plan for their pets too. Buying groceries and supplies either online or at a store

How to Keep Your Pet’s Teeth Healthy

By ruthmacpete

February is National Pet Dental Month and serves as a reminder of the importance of pet dental health. Did you know that dental disease is the number one health issue in pets? According to the

10 Best Ways to Ensure Your Pets Live a Long Healthy Life

By ruthmacpete

As a veterinarian, pet owners often ask me what they should be doing in order to help keep their pets healthy. Here are the 10 things you should do to keep to promote the well

Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe This Holiday

By ruthmacpete

Singing Christmas carols, lighting the Menorah, visiting Grandma…going to the vet? Probably not your idea of a holiday event, but unfortunately many families find themselves visiting their veterinary clinics during the holiday season for unfortunate

Kiki from FOX 35 Orlando

By ruthmacpete

Kiki, the adorable little pomeranian that joined me on Fox 35 Orlando, is looking for her fur-ever home.   Kiki is an 11 month old, female, lovely, fox-red Pomeranian with a classic powder puff coat

Featured Pet-Pappy

By ruthmacpete

In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Pappy from Best Friends Rescue in Los Angeles is the Pet of The Month. Pappy is an 8-year-old male terrier/chihuahua mix with diabetes. He may be small and

Bloat-What dog owners need to know

By ruthmacpete

What is Bloat? Gastric Dilatation –Volvulus, more commonly referred to as bloat, occurs when a dog’s stomach becomes distended with food, liquid or gas. Once distended the stomach can rotate or twist causing a life

How You Can Help Feral Cats

By ruthmacpete

Whenever I see a feral cat, I see the wild ancestral roots hiding just beneath the surface of every domestic cat. Even the wildest feral cat can be just one generation away from being someone’s

Choosing the Right Dog for your Family

By ruthmacpete

Picking the right dog is more important than you may think. If you go to any shelter you will see countless numbers of homeless dogs that ended up there because they were a bad fit