Too Much of a Good Thing: Diabetes in Dogs

diabetes in dogs.

Diabetes is a condition that many of us are familiar with as it is so predominant in Western culture. Some people don’t realize, though, that this disease affects our pets, too. With one in 500 dogs and cats having diabetes, it is a condition that our staff at Surfside Animal Hospital diagnoses frequently. Read on to learn how you can recognize diabetes in dogs and what to do should you suspect it. 

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The Easiest Ways to Support Pet Dental Health

Pet dental health.

We spend a good amount of time observing and enjoying our pet’s faces. Cute, fuzzy ears, sparkling, intelligent eyes, and boop-able noses have a lot going for them, but the full picture must include the mouth, too. Who isn’t accustomed to how their pet’s teeth and gums look, feel, and, more importantly, smell? A clean mouth is a healthy one, and we’ve got some tips on the best ways to achieve pet dental health.

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August Is National Immunization Awareness Month: Vaccinate Your Pets

A small grey terrier receives a vaccination from a veterinarian.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month! Immunizations are not just for people. Your pets are at risk of contracting deadly diseases like distemper and feline leukemia (FeLV). If you haven’t seen us for regular wellness checkups, your pets may be overdue for life-saving vaccinations.

What Vaccinations Are Most Important?

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Keeping Your Pet Cool During the Summer

A dog enjoying a safe summer at the beach, watching some surfers in the distant waves.

It’s finally summer. Hot sunny days coupled with warm ocean breezes equal perfection for outdoor fun. For your outside pets, however, it may not be ideal. You know they love to go where you go and play where you play. At Surfside Animal Hospital, we encourage you to help them stay cool, hydrated, and safe from outside summertime dangers.

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Ahead of the Game: Prioritizing Pet Wellness

Black and white dog looking at camera.

One of life’s most important lessons is: it’s always better to have something and not need it, than the other way around. This approach can definitely be applied to pet ownership. Having all of your pet’s bases covered means that you don’t have to worry about things slipping through the cracks. Regular pet wellness exams are a critical part of the puzzle—and are a terrific place to start.

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