Palmer Ranch Animal Clinic

8467 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34238
Clinic Hours: Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

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Understanding Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are fun pets, but it’s safe to say most pet parents aren’t familiar with their pet’s sounds and behavior at first. Do you understand your guinea pig? Here’s a short guide on guinea pig sounds and behavior you’ll want to know.

“Wheeking” is another name for the squealing or squeaking sounds of...


Fat Cat? Check Out Simple New Approach to Weight Loss

A picture of an overweight cat resting on a couch.

Tired of trying to get your overweight cat to loose weight to no avail?

Researchers have discovered a new, effective way to help cats loose weight. It’s called Intermittent Caloric Restriction, or ICR. Basically, with an ICR weight-loss plan you would feed your cat 75% of their normal diet for the first two weeks of the month, and then feed them normally for the second two weeks of the month. It’s really as simple as that!

Check out this new approach to weight loss presented at the Nestlé Purina Companion Animal Summit: Click here to view the summary!


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