Understanding Pet Allergies

If your pet’s skin is itchy and inflamed, they may be suffering from allergies. Environmental substances, as well as other elements, can trigger allergies in pets. Our Veterinary Medical Center of Indian River County team knows that allergies can frustrate people and pets, so we offer information about common pet allergies and how these conditions [...]

7 Tips to Help Your Cat Express Their Natural Behaviors

Cats are beguiling creatures who exhibit many instinctual or natural behaviors. From chasing after a stuffed mouse to pouncing on your ankles during a sneak attack, cats’ instincts contribute to their well-being. Keeping your indoor cat happy and fulfilled involves more than providing food and shelter. They require mental enrichment to express their natural behaviors.  [...]

Choosing Pet Urgent Care or Veterinary Emergency Services

Accidents, injuries, and illnesses are an unfortunate part of life, including your pet’s life. If your furry pal is injured or ill, understanding what to do and where to go for help is vital, because in critical situations, immediate veterinary care can make all the difference to your pet’s outcome. Veterinary Medical Center of Indian [...]

Prescription for Success: 7 Tips for Medicating Your Pet

Many pet owners struggle to medicate their pets orally but are too embarrassed to share their difficulties with their veterinarians. There’s no reason to feel ashamed—administering pills or liquids to dogs and cats is a skill that, with some pets, can require significant planning, technique, and finesse.  To help your pet’s medication time feel more [...]

Why Your Pet Needs Health Insurance

There’s nothing more exciting than bringing home a new pet. It’s a big responsibility and lots of preparation is needed, including buying the appropriate toys, food, bed, leashes, and grooming supplies. In all of the excitement, however, remember to prepare for your pet’s long-term health needs. Pet insurance can help ensure your pet receives the [...]

Identifying and Managing Arthritis in Pets

Arthritis is extremely common in aging pets but the disease affects each pet differently. Some pets develop mild joint changes that have little apparent effect on their quality of life, while some suffer debilitating mobility issues and pain. Arthritis is progressive, but if your pet begins treatment when the disease is in its early stage, [...]

Do’s and Don’ts of Holiday Safety for Pets

As the end-of-year holiday season kicks into high gear, your ever-present to-do list keeps running through your mind. Have you bought all the ingredients you need for your famous sweet potato casserole? What about that last-minute present for your work gift exchange? And, don’t forget to set up the guest bedroom for your soon-to-arrive family. [...]

Could Your Pet Benefit from Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy has been available in human and veterinary medicine for decades, but only relatively recently have studies explained the mechanisms behind its success. Now, we have more powerful machines and refined therapy protocols to help pets with all types of illnesses or injuries. We know laser therapy works, and our Veterinary Medical Center of [...]

Pet Vaccinations: Essential Protection Against Disease

As a pet owner, you want to do everything you can to keep your four-legged friend happy, healthy, and by your side for many years to come. A key part of achieving that goal is regular vaccination. These injections are designed to protect your pet from serious, potentially fatal, infectious diseases that can be transmitted [...]

7 Reasons Pet Microchipping Just Makes Sense

Losing a pet is a heartbreaking experience no pet owner should have to endure. Fortunately, by having your pet microchipped, you can significantly improve the chances of reuniting with them should they get lost. Microchipping is a safe, effective, and permanent identification for dogs and cats, and our Veterinary Medical Center of Indian River County [...]

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