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Peanut the Orangutan Update

When Linda Jacobs moved to Miami from Boston 32 years ago, she never expected people would come to know her as the “Orangutan Mom.”

After settling down in South Florida, Jacobs began visiting what was then known as Parrot Jungle because of her fascination with the great apes.

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Neurological Conditions in Pets

When we’re considering ailments that might affect our pets, we typically think of fleas, worms, allergies, ear and eye conditions, but neurological disorders are a very real concern that owners need to be aware of.  Veterinary neurology treats diseases of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) – includes problems like epilepsy, strokes, slipped disks,

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National Pet Day

Today we celebrate one of our greatest holidays: National Pet Day! National Pet Day was created to drive awareness to those pets who aren’t fortunate enough to have a loving home. It also serves as a day to go above and beyond – acknowledging and appreciating the love and joy that pets bring into everyone’s lives.

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Hidden Danger For Pets At Home

Veterinarians Caution Pet Owners About Dangers Lurking In Home
Barbara A. Besteni, Managing Editor
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MIAMI — While our homes are typically considered safe havens, they can also be full of potential danger, especially for our pets.

“We see several incidents every week,” said Dr.

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MDC Veterinary Technology Program

Miami Veterinary Specialists serves as clinical site for MDC Vet Tech Students
The Miami Dade College Veterinary Technology Program offers an ideal educational experience to the aspiring vet techs of South Florida. Being one of only four fully-accredited programs by the American Veterinary Medical Association in the state, the program’s six-semester course of study was built to “provide the stimulation,

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Did you know that along with being American Heart Month for humans, February is also National Pet Dental Health Month?  Sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), this designated month is a reminder to pet owners that brushing their pet’s teeth can result in long-term savings.

While most pet owners stay on top of their pets’ vaccinations and check-ups,

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Catch us on the radio!

Tune in to a.m. 880 The Biz on January 27

One of our very own emergency veterinarian, Dr. Ivan Perez, will be featured on Tuesday, January 27 on Gray Zone Miami– a.m. 880 The Biz! Be sure to tune in Tuesday morning at about 9:15 a.m. to learn about How to Prevent a Pet Emergency.

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Happy Visit the Zoo Day!

December 27th is Visit The Zoo Day! Take advantage of this day to have fantastic family fun while supporting some of our local zoos, such as Zoo Miami and Jungle Island. Elephants, lions, crocodiles, and orangutans are just a few of the many animals you could see during your visit.

Peanut and Pumpkin are Jungle Island’s very own miracle orangutan babies –they’re fraternal twins,

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Happy National Mutt Day!

Today is National Mutt Day! This day was founded by Colleen Paige in 2005 with the purpose of embracing, supporting, and saving all types of mixed breed dogs.
Unfortunately, mutts fall into the biggest percentage of euthanized dogs due to the constant over breeding and public desire of pure bred dogs.

National Mutt Day is celebrated twice a year to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters around the nation and to educate people about this matter.