5 Reasons Why Your Veterinarian Is Overwhelmed

In the past, you may have been used to scheduling your pet’s appointment the same day you called. However, now you may be facing a wait of days, weeks, or months before your veterinarian can see your pet. Why? In short, COVID-19 has greatly affected the veterinary industry. As with many other businesses, the pandemic [...]

Help For Your Arthritic Pet

Arthritis can significantly impact your pet’s quality of life, but many lifestyle changes and therapeutic treatments can keep pets comfortable for an extended period of time. Don’t let chronic joint pain limit your pet—talk to your South Shores Pet Clinic veterinarian about options for reducing inflammation, minimizing pain, and improving mobility.  Defining arthritis in pets [...]

Meeting Your Pet Senior Citizen’s Needs

South Shores Pet Clinic is your partner in caring for your senior pet. We know your pet, their medical history, their lifestyle, and their individual risk factors. We also know that their major areas of increased needs as senior pets are veterinary care, pain relief, physical support, and dietary adjustments. Together, we can prepare a [...]

5 Tips to Help Your Pet Maintain a Healthy Weight

Since more than half of the American pet population is overweight or obese, there’s a good chance your furry pal is more fat than fluff. If your pet falls within the 56% of dogs or 60% of cats who are overweight or obese in the U.S., they need help reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. [...]

Pet 911—What is a Veterinary Emergency?

When your pet is sick, or injured, you feel like you are hurt, too. During this emotional time, thinking clearly can be difficult, but knowing when to take your pet to the vet can be the difference between life and death. Learn how to recognize a veterinary emergency with this helpful South Shores Pet Clinic [...]

Your Pet Deserves A Shot

Vaccines can be controversial, but they save numerous lives. By keeping your pet’s vaccinations up to date, you easily protect them from several debilitating, and potentially life-threatening, diseases. Our team at South Shores Pet Clinic wants to offer information about the vaccines that your pet needs, and to explain the consequences if they do not [...]

The Incessant Itch—Identifying Pet Allergies

Aunt Melba’s golden retriever has a hot spot again. The neighbor’s pit bull always smells like corn chips. Your bichon won’t stop scooting and obsessively licking their feet.  What could these pets possibly have in common? Pet allergies express themselves in untraditional and uncomfortable ways, and make your pet’s life miserable. South Shores Pet Clinic [...]

Summer Pet Safety with Nelly the Terrier

Meet Nelly the terrier, our “summer pet safety” guest blogger. Nelly normally has her nose in everything, but loud noises make her nervous. Since July Fourth fireworks are on the horizon, Nelly shares her experience with pet noise aversion, and then mentions her mishaps with water recreation, summer cookouts, and summer travel. The South Shores [...]

Snakes and Pets—Not a Good Mix

Dogs and cats are notoriously curious about their environment. They want to investigate every hole, scent, and moving object, a tendency that puts them in danger when their exploration leads to a snake. Most snakes will not bother humans or pets if left alone, but will strike out if provoked. Our team at South Shores [...]

6 Facts About Feline Respiratory Infectious Diseases

If you’ve ever had a kitty with the sniffles, you’re certainly not alone. Contagious respiratory infections are the most common cause of illness in cats in shelters, according to Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program (MSMP) at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. And, since many people are adopting cats and kittens from shelters or [...]

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