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May: Allergy Awareness Month

May is Allergy Awareness Month! As Summer approaches, many individuals will start to feel their allergies showing up once again! The changing of the seasons is known to cause itching, sneezing, coughing, and wheezing; but did you know that your pet is also susceptible to allergic reactions? That is why during Asthma and Allergy Awareness…

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April: National Heartworm Awareness Month

Island Animal Hospital will be focusing on Heartworm Awareness during the month of April, in honor of National Heartworm Awareness Month! According to the American Heartworm Society, Heartworms have spread to all 50 United States and throughout the world. Particularly, Heartworm Disease can be most commonly found in the South, which means pet owners in…

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April 15th – 23rd: National Pet ID Week

Island Animal Hospital promotes April 15th – 23rd: National Pet ID Week in Merritt Island, Viera, and Cocoa Beach. According to the American Humane Association, it is estimated that over 10 million dogs and cats are either lost or stolen per year. The association also estimates that one in every three pets will become lost…

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March: Poison Prevention Month

Keeping Your Pet Safe: Avoiding Pet Poisons. In 2016, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center received over 180,639 cases! Pet poisoning situations are extremely common, in part due to fact that many pet owners do not realize the wide variety of products which can cause an animal to become ill. According to the ASPCA, the…

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February: National Pet Dental Month!

Dental Care is extremely important when caring for your pets, so for National Pet Dental Month we wanted to share with you some of our most useful content relating to pet dental care. Video: What is Dental Disease? Blog: Your Pet and Dental Disease http://islandanimal.com/your-pet-and-dental-disease/ Webinar with Dr. Coris http://islandanimal.com/webinar-5-things-for-a-happier-healthier-and-longer-life/

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January is National Walk Your Pet Month!

The new year isn’t only the perfect time for your new beginning, it’s the perfect time for your pet to start their new beginning as well! In a 2016 survey, the APOP, or Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, found that 53.9% of dogs and 58.9% of cats were classified as clinically overweight. This January, we want to encourage…

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Fourth of July Safety Tips from Island Animal Hospital

Did you know that more dogs become lost on the Fourth of July than any other day throughout the year? While Fourth of July can be an exciting holiday for a human, it can often become a frightening and confusing night for your pet. Here are Three Useful Tips on Taking Care of Your Pet…

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Hurricane Season is Officially Here

Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 – November 30, and while many Floridians have a plan in place for the season, not everyone considers the effects a strong storm or an evacuation can have on pets. In addition to preparing supplies for your family and familiarizing yourself with evacuation routes, it’s also important to…

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Holiday Pet Safety Tips from Island Animal Hospital

This magical season can create some holiday hazards for your pets. Here are some things to keep in mind from your friends at Island Animal Hospital.   Resist feeding your pet table scraps. Gravy, meat fat, poultry skin, grapes, nuts, bones, and more can all be dangerous for pets. Keeps baked goods and sweets out…

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December: Home for the Holidays

Helping Shelter Pets Find a “Home for the Holidays” We all know how important the feeling of being at home surrounded by loved ones is during the holiday season, and we hope to bring that same feeling of comfort to you and some of our most precious friends – local shelter pets. Meet Merlin (ADOPTED):…

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