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Our Bonita Springs veterinarians share valuable tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy. Read our blog for helpful hints on caring for your pet.

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Heartworm Disease in Cats

Heartworm Disease in Cats

Do you have a cat? Their health can be seriously impacted by heartworm disease. In this post, our Bonita Springs vets talk about heartworm disease in cats and why prevention is imperative.

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Help! My Cat Won't Drink Water

Help! My Cat Won't Drink Water

It's essential to your cat's overall well-being that they drink enough water. So how do you hydrate a cat that won't drink water? Here, our Bonita Springs vets share some reasons why your cat may not be drinking and what to do.

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Heimlich Maneuver For Dogs: What do I do if my dog is choking?

Heimlich Maneuver For Dogs: What do I do if my dog is choking?

What should you do if something gets lodged in your dog's mouth or throat and they start to choke? Here, our Bonita Springs emergency veterinarians offer advice on what to do in a choking emergency. 

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Heatstroke in Dogs: How to Keep Your Pup Cool

Heatstroke in Dogs: How to Keep Your Pup Cool

As the summer months inch closer, you and your pup are bound to be spending more time outdoors. Be sure to protect your pup while outside by following our Bonita Springs vets' tips on how to monitor for, treat, and prevent heatstroke in dogs. 

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Heavy Breathing in Cats

Heavy Breathing in Cats

While it is common to see a dog panting, this behavior is much less common in cats and can indicate an underlying health condition. Today, our Bonita Springs vets discuss why your cat might be panting or breathing heavily, and when to seek emergency care for your pet.

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Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

Pet emergencies are scary but you'll give your pet a better chance at recovery if you are prepared for an emergency situation. In today's post, our Bonita Springs emergency veterinarians explain the signs of emergency situations in pets and share a few first aid tactics you can use while on your way to the pet hospital. 

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Paralysis in Cats

Paralysis in Cats

Paralysis in cats is scary for pet parents and requires emergency veterinary attention. Today, our Bonita Springs vets discuss the different types and causes of paralysis in cats, including laryngeal paralysis—a type of paralysis that affects your feline friend's ability to breathe. 

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Should I take my cat to the vet for limping?

Should I take my cat to the vet for limping?

There are many causes of a cat limping, from ingrown claws to a broken leg. Today our Bonita Springs vets explain some of the reasons a cat may be limping and how to know if they need immediate veterinary care. 

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6 Ways to Help Your Dog Stay Healthy

6 Ways to Help Your Dog Stay Healthy

While the vets at Southwest Florida Veterinary Specialists are here for your emergency needs, there are certain things you can do to help your pup avoid an emergency situation. Today, our Bonita Springs vets share 6 ways to help your dog maintain their overall health. 

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Intestinal Blockages in Dogs: Symptoms & Treatment

Intestinal Blockages in Dogs: Symptoms & Treatment

If your dog has a habit of gulping down items they shouldn't they could be at risk of an intestinal blockage. Today, our Bonita Springs vets discuss the symptoms and treatment for intestinal blockages in dogs. 

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