It’s no secret that we live in a fast-paced, ever-changing world. When it comes to protecting our loved ones during uncertain times, it’s always best to plan ahead. So, why shouldn’t this include making plans to ensure your pet’s future well-being?Read more »
When it comes to your pet’s well-being, taking them to the veterinarian at least once a year is just as important as providing them with food and love. It’s all in the preventive measures you take that will ultimately determine your pet’s lifestyle. So, don’t take any chances! Call your veterinarian today to set up an appointment if it’s been a while.Read more »
We all know that a strong leash or a secure fence is the safest choice for our furry sidekicks. Unfortunately, even the most well-behaved dogs can get away from us from time to time. What’s even worse, though, is when the adventuresome nature of our canine companions leads them to be hit by a car. Watching the event happen and comforting your pet through the aftermath is a terribly stressful experience, and while we hope that you and your pet never have to endure this, we hope to prepare you “just in case”.Read more »
Unless you know what to look for, it can be pretty easy to miss urinary problems in a cat or dog. They’re so good at making us believe that everything is alright! These problems are relatively common, though, so as a responsible pet owner, you’ll want to know the signs. Here are a few basic points you should know:Read more »
Microchipping your pet is one way to avoid the heartache and trauma that goes along with losing an important member of your family. The term “microchipping” refers to the process of inserting a tiny chip under your pet’s skin, thereby creating a permanent means of electronic identification. We are proud to offer microchips to pet owners in Haines City and the surrounding areas. We know how much you love your pet – we love ours that much too! So, we see the incredible value in microchipping, and we wanted to share a few key points with you here:Read more »
Veterinarians have come to rely on a variety of diagnostic tools. Just like you’ve seen in human medicine, we use blood tests, urinalysis, radiographs, CT scans, MRI, and so much more. Ultrasound, specifically, has become very useful to us, because it’s a non-invasive way to get a very quick and accurate “peek” into our patients’ overall health. Tools like this make all the difference in veterinary medicine. After all, our patients can’t speak to us, and we should take advantage of every opportunity we have to gather information that will help us restore your pet’s health. Below are some of the most common uses for veterinary ultrasound.Read more »
At Heart of Florida Animal Hospital, we are proud to offer laser surgical options to our patients. This advanced surgical technology offers several advantages, including a reduction in pain, recovery time, and infection risk. Using this technique, we remove the need for a stainless steel scalpel, creating an entirely new way of addressing many of the most common procedures. Examples include everything from minor cyst, tumor, and wart removal to spays/neuters, declaws, and more. Here’s what you can expect from your pet’s surgical procedure:
At Heart of Florida Animal Hospital, we are proud to say that our staff members are highly-skilled in caring for exotic pets. So, if you’ve been searching for the perfect doctor for your best friend, look no further. In the meantime, it may help to learn a bit more about why most veterinarians don’t treat exotic animals.
Exotic Pets Have Unique Needs
Because it’s so common to own a cat or dog, veterinarians have truly gotten their care down to a science. Diagnosis and treatment has been standardized, for the most part, and so there is a great deal of protocol involved in providing for these domestic animals.
Exotics, on the other hand, require a very specialized understanding of everything from metabolism to temperament. No two species are alike, and suffice it to say that there are countless species that fall under the umbrella of “exotic animals”. This also applies to the way they are handled. You won’t restrain a bird for medications in the same way that you would a chinchilla.
Haines City Exotic Veterinarian
If your exotic pet is showing any signs that seem unusual to you, don’t hesitate. Get them treated as quickly as possible by a skilled team of clinicians who are familiar with your pet’s particular species. If you need to make an appointment, give us a call at 863-421-2338 and we’ll make sure to get you in as quickly as possible.
If you have ever witnessed an animal in pain, you know how heartbreaking it can truly be. The worst part, perhaps, is that they don’t even understand why they’re hurting. They don’t have the same perspective we do; all they know is the physical sensation of pain. Fortunately, we do know that animals experience the same levels and types of pain that humans experience, which gives us the necessary insight to help them manage or alleviate that discomfort. Continue reading for an overview of the pain management options we offer here at our Haines City veterinary hospital.Read more »
The decision to board your pet can be a difficult one, especially if you are boarding your best friend for the first time (or if it is your first time at a new facility). With a little research, though, you can ensure that you’re choosing the best possible accommodations for your family. Below, we’re going to discuss a few pointers that you should keep in mind when you’re screening potential options for boarding your pet.
Are you looking for Haines City pet boarding that is affordable for you and fun for your pet? If so, give us a call!Read more »