Animal Health Archives - Family Pet Hospital of Jacksonville

Summer + Hot Cars = Trouble for Pets

Summer + Hot Cars = Trouble for Pets

Pet Overheating is a Serious Matter It’s time to talk about your pets and making sure to never leave a pet in a hot vehicle.  While the goal should be to not leave your furry loved ones unattended in a vehicle no matter what time of year it is, summer temperatures can...
Gum Disease Prevention

Gum Disease Prevention

We’ve stressed before how important your pets’ oral hygiene is to their overall health. Gum disease is a particular problem because, if gums are not properly maintained, it can have a direct impact on your furry friend’s vital organs. That means issues for kidneys,...
Why Pets Become Aggressive

Why Pets Become Aggressive

Seeing your easy-going pet suddenly turn into a raging animal can be quite unsettling. The cause of such behavior isn’t always clear. However, there are some common catalysts that you should be aware of to quickly address the aggression before it becomes a habit....
Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Homemade Dog Food Recipes

The most important thing you can do for your pet is to make sure he is on a balanced diet. A healthy diet is essential to the well-being of your dog. It effects his teeth, skin, and hair coat health. Good nutrition improves muscle tone and body condition, strengthens...
Tricks to Encourage Picky Eaters

Tricks to Encourage Picky Eaters

Sometimes, our dogs just don’t want to eat. You may try to switch up his food and add variety to entice him to eat, yet he continues to only nibble and sniff his meal before he walks away. Before we provide our tips and tricks to get him back on the right track, the...
Overcoming Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Overcoming Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation anxiety in pets was a concept not always understood or accepted in veterinarian or dog training circles. Now, most animal professionals recognize the very real anxiety our dogs can experience when they are apart from us. Separation anxiety is characterized...