Tag Archives: pets

Finding Your Dog’s Zen

By on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 19, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Peedee Gilbertson had a knack for launching off the ground and jumping onto beds, and the hyperactive terrier-mix’s owners were running out of answers on just how to keep up with him. “We’ve had him in classes before to no [...]

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Increase In Leptospirosis Found Among Pets

By on April 10th, 2014 | Last updated: April 30, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Veterinarians at the UF Small Animal Hospital have seen 12 cases of leptospirosis in the past seven months.

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Manatee County Animal Shelter Quarantined, Four Dogs Euthanized Due to Disease

By on January 31st, 2014 | Last updated: January 31, 2014 at 9:25 am

Four dogs were euthanized and a Manatee County animal shelter was put under quarantine for a week due to canine parvovirus infections earlier this month.

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Couple Rescues Goat, Treats Him Like Pet

By on January 21st, 2014 | Last updated: January 23, 2014 at 9:14 am

A Citrus County couple sheltered an unusual pet for a week after finding it dodging traffic in Brooker, Fla.

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Phoenix Animal Rescue’s New Levy County Ranch to Rehabilitate Dogs

By on November 19th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Gainesville’s Phoenix Animal Rescue expects to open a rehabilitative ranch for dogs in Levy County by the end of 2014.

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Humanitarians help cats and dogs across Florida

By on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 1:41 pm

The Humanitarians of Florida, an organization dedicated to serving dogs and cats from anywhere in Florida, welcomes animals in need of clinical assistance, regardless of funding or county-line restrictions.

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Dog Days of Summer can be hazardous for dogs

By on July 13th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm

The Summer heat can be hazardous for dogs if owners don’t alter their routines to make sure their pets are never stuck in hot cars.  Despite common sense and a local ordinance, law enforcement gets a few emergency calls each [...]

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State officials remind parents about hot cars and kids

By and on July 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

With rising temperatures and busy summer days, the Department of Children and Families and the Florida Highway Patrol are reminding parents and caregivers not to leave their children unattended in cars.  Press Secretary of the Department Erin Gillespie says that this is a growing [...]

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Miniature horses help comfort patients in Gainesville

By on April 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm

For those of us who have pets, we know how important they can be.  The connection of humans and animals includes some special horses in Gainesville.  When one of Gentle Carousel’s miniature therapy horses walks into a room to visit [...]

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