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Proheart 6: An Easy and Effective Heartworm Preventative for Dogs

by Dr. Barbara Lewis For dog owners, a recommendation to dose against heartworm disease with a monthly preventative has been the prevailing standard of care in the veterinary industry. Now, veterinarians have access to effective heartworm prevention that only requires dosing once every six months. As we enter April, simultaneously, Heartworm Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight […]

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Relationship Building: The Foundation of Our Practice Philosophy

Relationship Building: The Foundation of Our Practice Philosophy

by Dr. Crystal Berarducci My dream of being a vet has closely been tied to being involved in practice ownership. I have been involved with Braden River since before vet school, so the opportunity for ownership to be at Braden River and North River Animal Hospitals is even more meaningful to me. Dr. Clekis’ mentorship has allowed […]

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Helpful Appointment Tips for Your Pet Sweethearts

Helpful Appointment Tips for Your Pet Sweethearts

by Dr. Barbara Lewis At Braden River Animal Hospital and North River Animal Hospital, we want to make your visit with us flow as easy as possible for both you and your pet(s). Understanding why we make in-person appointments with your family veterinarian for most pet issues is detailed below along with suggestions on how we can […]

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Our Gratitude to a Community of Support: Hurricane Michael Disaster Response

Our Gratitude to a Community of Support: Hurricane Michael Disaster Response

by Dr. Terry Clekis As 2018 comes to an end, I wanted to personally thank each and every one of you who supported our drive to assist with the disaster relief effort for those so egregiously affected by Hurricane Michael. As many of you know, in October, Hurricane Michael was an immensely devastating storm which wreaked havoc […]

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Grain-free Pet Diets: What You Should Know

Grain-free Pet Diets:  What You Should Know

by Dr. Barbara Lewis Have you read about the recent controversy suggesting a possible link between specific pet diets and canine heart disease? We have many pet owners inquire about which pet foods can cause harm including “grain-free” diets. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has alerted pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of canine dilated […]

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Knowing the Tricks to Giving Safe Pet Treats

Knowing the Tricks to Giving Safe Pet Treats

by Dr. Barbara Lewis, Associate Veterinarian Braden River Animal Hospital & North River Animal Hospital What better way to say I LOVE YOU than with a TREAT? It can be confusing to know which treats are healthy and safe for our beloved fur babies. With the upcoming holidays and anticipated snacking for everyone, here is an abbreviated […]

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Disaster Preparedness with Pets

Disaster Preparedness with Pets

Dear Pet Owners, Click here to download our complimentary guide: Disaster Preparedness with Pets On behalf of Braden River Animal Hospital and North River Animal Hospital, we have prepared the following Disaster Preparedness reference to assist in creating an emergency action plan with your pet in mind. This guide overviews proactive steps that can be taken to […]

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Keeping Pets Cool During the Dog Days of Summer!

Keeping Pets Cool During the Dog Days of Summer!

In Florida, we experience our hottest months of the year during July, August and September when temperatures quite frequently rise above 90 degrees.  As pet owners, we should always be mindful year-round of the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion in pets especially during the summer months. Unlike humans who can perspire excess body heat through many […]

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Things That Go Crackle and Boom! 10 Ways to Protect and Calm Your Pet During the Sounds of Summer

Things That Go Crackle and Boom! 10 Ways to Protect and Calm Your Pet During the Sounds of Summer

Ways we can reduce stress levels in pets during firework celebrations, thunderstorms and more… With the arrival of summer to our beautiful Gulf Coast region of Florida, we hope you are enjoying this very warm, yet fun time of year. There is never a lack of activities to enjoy with our human and pet families around the […]

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Vet Care for Pet Emergencies at Braden River Animal Hospital and North River Animal Hospital

5 Things to Know When We Evaluate and Treat a Pet Emergency By Dr. Johnathan Pierce                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               In the world today, there are very few things that bring us joy like our pets.  Unfortunately, like with humans, emergencies happen with our pets, as well.  When pets display irregular symptoms like continued vomiting and […]

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