Best Outdoor Activities to Do With Your Pet

Dog with red bandana on a patio.

Summer has arrived, and it’s time for sun, sand, and outdoor fun with your pets! While many opportunities for outdoor activities lend themselves to our canine companions, you might have a splendidly social kitty who would enjoy some of these adventures as well.

At Caring Paws Animal Hospital, we fully embrace the belief that our pets are family, and it’s important that we spend as much quality time together as possible. Check out these suggestions for outdoor fun from our compassionate team.

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Toasty Times: What to Know About Heat Exhaustion in Pets

A dog outside in front of a water bowl.

When meteorologists talk about what the weather “feels like” in Florida, they’re combining the temperature with relative humidity. A typical summer day here measures in at, say, 85 degrees. But with a relative humidity of approximately 75%, you should use extreme caution to prevent heat-related illness. Heat exhaustion in pets is a real threat to health and wellness, but certain summer strategies can help prevent serious problems. 

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Pardon Me, Can You Pass the Ear Wax? Ear Mites in Pets

A dog scratching his ear.

When it comes to things in veterinary medicine that give us the creepy crawlies at Caring Paws Animal Hospital, the ear mite may just be near the top of our list. Keep reading to learn more about what these nasty little buggers are and how we treat ear mites in pets. 

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Hip, Hop, Hooray for Rabbits as Pets

Rabbits as pets.

At Caring Paws Animal Hospital we don’t discriminate! Large or small, fluffy or sleek, calm or energetic, we love all animals. Many of our patients are dogs or cats, but we also love to see other less traditional pets like rabbits. Rabbits as pets can be a great fit for many families, if you are considering adding another four paws to your home, these furry friends are definitely worth a second glance.

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A Strong Foundation: The Keys to Pet Wellness Start Early

Puppy and kitten with veterinarian.

When it comes to achieving pet wellness, the key is to start as early as possible. Everything that pet owners do for their pets is naturally on display in the health of their pets in the following weeks, months, and years. Building a strong foundation of cat and dog health just happens to be our specialty!

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Tips on Selecting a Good Veterinarian

Veterinary care in Odessa, FL.

When selecting a veterinarian for your beloved pet, it is important to take your time to find a medical provider that sees your pets as part of your family and not just a nameless animal. Choosing the right vet care can help you provide your pets with a happy and healthy life. Here are some tips on selecting the right veterinarian for your care needs:

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