Valentine’s Day Dangers for Pets

With Valentine’s Day coming up this week, you may have a lot of sweet treats, especially chocolates, around the house, ready to give to your loved ones. But it’s especially important to keep in mind during this time of year just how dangerous chocolate, even in small amounts, can be to your pets. No matter how much you want to show your furry friends that you love them,

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International Volunteer Day

Every year, the United Nations celebrates and recognizes volunteerism through the world. Last year alone, 64.5 million volunteers in the United States did their part in giving back to their community.  Join Miami Veterinary Specialists in recognizing the agents of change in our community, and check out some of the many ways that you can become involved.

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Holiday Gifts for Our Pets

With Thanksgiving behind us and the official start of the holiday season now here, it’s time to think about holiday shopping for loved ones, including pets of course.

According to the Associated Press, just over half of American pet owners will buy gifts for their pets this holiday season, equaling an average of $46 of toys and treats per pet. 

Pet Cancer

My Pet Has Cancer, Now What?

Last week, our oncologist presented a lecture to community members, veterinary students and other interested attendees at the South Florida Veterinary Foundation Lecture Series, held at the University of Miami.  Her informative and engaging presentation covered a variety of issues surrounding pets and cancer. She provided the following advice.

If your pet is diagnosed with cancer:

  • Don’t panic,
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Placement of Endotracheal Stent

Gal is a 3.5 year old intact male Yorkshire Terrier which presented to Miami Veterinary Specialists for evaluation and treatment of collapsing trachea. He had originally been presented to his primary care veterinarian with the complaint of difficulty breathing, coughing and exercise intolerance at the age of one year. He was diagnosed with collapsing trachea based on thoracic radiographs,