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Sarasota, FL 34238
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Sugar needs home

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Sugar is a 17 weeks old Chihuahua mix and a very sweet dog. He likes to run and play.  He is potty trained and very smart. He is mostly pinscher. Sugar deserves to be happy. Please help us find him a good home. If you can help, please reach us at 941-925-7000.Let's make this year, Sugar's too.

Nacho needs Home

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Nacho is a senior sweetheart. He is well behaved, good with older kids and other dogs, housebroken and walks well on leash. He prefers having a female owner, a good guard dog for a lady living alone. He is in good health. He had a mass on his eye which was treated successfully. He is extremely miserable at the shelter. He cries being caged, stress will eventually cause health issues. He loves to be cuddled. Nacho deserves home. If you can help, please reach out : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 941-807-3332. Will forward a sweet video upon request. Let's make this year, Nacho's too.

Good News everyone!


At Palmer Ranch Animal Clinic, we are excited to start offering our patients the most advanced artificial intelligence for radiographic review!

Our clients are now able to receive an easy-to-read, personalized radiology report, in just minutes!

Call us today to make an appointment at (941) 925 - 7000 .

Diabetes Month

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November marks the beginning of National Pet Diabetes Month. Signs of the disease can be difficult to find, and are sometimes mistaken for other conditions. One way to assure that doesn’t happen to your pet is to keep them up to date with their wellness exams and bloodwork. At Palmer Ranch Animal Clinic we will run diagnostic screening tests during your pets routine wellness visit and will compare test results from year to year to better understand the status of your pets health. Call us today to schedule an appointment (941) 955-7000. 

Trick or Treat


The staff at Palmer Ranch Animal Clinic wishes you and your families a Happy and Safe Halloween!

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National Cat Day


Today is National Cat Day! It’s a holiday to celebrate cats for all the wonderful love they give and to encourage adoption for all those kitties waiting for their forever home. Share your kitty’s pic below!


Has your pet been screened this year?


Has your pet been screened this year? It can take years for signs of a parasitic infection to appear. Including diagnostic screening tests during your pet’s routine wellness visit can ensure your pet is parasite free.  Schedule your pets annual exam today at (941) 925-7000 and don't forget to bring a stool sample! 

Crows are self-aware about what they know and can ponder on the content of their own minds, study shows

In new research shows that crows and other corvids "know what they know and can ponder the content of their own minds,"https://www.statnews.com/2020/09/24/crows-possess-higher-intelligence-long-thought-primarily human/",according to STAT. This is considered a cornerstone of self-awareness and shared by just a handful of animal species besides humans.
In https://science.sciencemag.org/content/369/6511/1626 published in Science, German scientists put crows through a series of puzzling tasks. During those tasks, the scientists measured neural activity in different kinds of neurons with the goal of tracking how crows were sensing and reasoning through their work. They sought to study a specific kind of thinking called sensory consciousness, and they chose birds in particular as an evolutionary history pivot.
The task is simple, but involves some high-level brain stuff: “After the crow initiated a trial, a brief visual stimulus of variable intensity appeared. After a delay period, a rule cue informed the crow how to respond if it had seen or had not seen the stimulus. [A] red cue required a response for stimulus detection (“yes”), whereas a blue cue prohibited a response for stimulus detection.”
“This would be analogous to the combined achievements of the human species when it consisted of just a few thousand individuals, versus the considerable achievements of 7 billion today.” 
Source: Association of old Crows

Birds in San Francisco started singing differently during the COVID-19 lockdown, new study reveals.

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SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) — San Francisco birds started singing differently in the quiet of the coronavirus lockdown, says a study in Science.

Birds responded by producing higher performance songs at lower amplitudes, maximizing communication distance and salience.

“We found that birds sang more softly when noise levels were lower and at shorter recording distances before and during the shutdown,” researchers said in the study.

Even though the birds were singing more softly, the study found that communication distance nearly doubled, elevating species fitness and increasing mating potential.

“In addition, the signal-to-noise ratio doubled in relative energy, which helps explain media reports suggesting that bird songs sounded louder during the shutdown,” the researchers said.

Source: CNN News


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