September is widely recognized as National Pet Health Insurance month by many veterinarians and animal care facilities. By insuring your pet, you gain the ability to offset some or most of the costs incurred from diagnosing, treating and managing your pet. If you're considering pet insurance, do your research! The American Veterinary Medical Association and the North American Pet Health Insurance Association have developed some guidelines to help you make the most informed decision: https://bit.ly/2YMtK8X
As always make sure your pets wellness exam is up-to-date. If not, give us a call today at 941-925-7000 to schedule their appointment.
Breed of the Month: Dachshund
Here are some interesting facts you may not know:
The Dachshund originated in Germany.
They were initially bred to work as Badger hunters.
The word "Dachshund" means badger dog in German. Dachs ("European badger") and Hund ("hound, dog").
There are two different sizes of Dachshunds. Miniature (11lbs and below) standard (up to 35lbs)
There are three dachshund coat varieties: Smooth coat (short hair), Long-haired, and Wire-haired.
The oldest Dachshund ("Rocky") on record lived to be 25 years old. The typical lifespan of a Dachshund is 12-to-16 years.
Britain's first-ever cloned dog was a Dachshund.
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It’s National Spoil Your Dog Day!
Spoiling your dog doesn’t have to involve treats. One of the happiest sentences your dog may hear is, “do you want to go for a walk?” Beyond the obvious benefits that come with exercise, it's also a great form of mental stimulation. Especially if you broaden their view and smells beyond the limits of your backyard. Check out these local scenic Sarasota County dog friendly spots to walk your pooch:
6893 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota
Red Bug Slough Preserve
5200 S Beneva Rd, Sarasota
Myakka River State Park
13208 State Rd 72, Sarasota
Bayfront Park and Marina/Island Park
5 Bayfront Drive, Sarasota
Joan M. Durante Park
5550 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key
Phillippi Estate Park
5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Brohard Beach Paw Park and Paw Park Beach
1600 S. Harbor Drive, Venice
Shamrock Park and Nature Center
3900 Shamrock Drive, Venice
Note: please keep your dog leashed, and carry your own bags, water and a collapsible water bowl. In addition, for everyone’s safety please make sure your dog’s vaccines are up-to-date, if not call our office today (941) 925-7000. We’re here to help
International Assistance Dog Week is from August 2nd - 8th.
This holiday was created to recognize all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs and the amazing deeds they perform
Let’s honor your pooch! Share a pic below ⤵️
The staff at Palmer Ranch Animal Clinic wishes you and your furry friends a very safe and happy 4th of July! As you prepare for the fireworks tonight, please keep your pets safe by keeping them indoors. Better yet, break out the toys and healthy treats so your pet will have a positive association with fireworks If your pet is older, provide a “safe place” away from windows and drown out the sounds by putting the TV or radio on. You may also consider a supplemental support like Composure it can help gently calm your pet when they are dealing with environmental stressors like fireworks and traveling. Dogs and cats alike find it delicious
Gabby is a 4 months and 2 days female domestic shorthair feline. Gabby is a great accompany, quiet and very kind. Please contact 941-925-7000 for those who are interested to give Gabby's lovely home.