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 [...]

Protecting Your Pets From Common Poisons

Pets explore their environment and learn about their world with their nose and mouth, which can put them at risk of finding and ingesting toxic items. Most pet owners are astonished to learn how many toxic products they keep in their homes and yards. So, South Shores Pet Clinic wants to help you identify potential [...]

4 Ways to Keep Your Pet’s Teeth Tartar-Free

You’ve likely suffered through the pain of a toothache until that cavity was filled or a root canal performed, so you know that dental pain can be excruciating. Your unfortunate pet may have similar dental disease, but they are much less likely to complain about the discomfort. Dental disease is one of the most common [...]

Why Does My Puppy or Kitten Do That? Six Behaviors Explained

If one of your Christmas presents said “Meow” or “Woof,” you likely find yourself enthralled, but sometimes confused, by your new furry family member’s antics. Our South Shores Pet Clinic team would like to help you decode the following six behaviors—some normal, some not—so you and your furry Christmas gift can start your relationship off [...]

How to Keep Your Pet Safe During the Holidays

The holiday season is a magical time of year, but a pet emergency can quickly dampen your Christmas spirit. Toxic treats, dangerous foods, and decoration disasters can land your pet in the hospital faster than a shake of a reindeer tail. Our South Shores Pet Clinic team has seen many pets get into holiday mischief, [...]
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