Experts warn South Florida dog owners of an increase in toxic bufo toads

Bufo Toads – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Joe McDonald More bufo toads have reportedly been spotted in South Florida, prompting experts to warn dog owners to keep a watchful eye and exercise caution. Despite not being native to Florida, bufo toads are deadly to canines. If your dog is exposed to the toxin, it

Infectious dog disease hits Florida. Should pet owners be worried?

CIRDC Dog Disease — Courtesy: Shutterstock — MikeDotta With COVID-19 ravaging the world, there is another virus spreading across South Florida affecting a different part of the population: dogs. Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, also known as “canine cough” or “kennel cough,” is caused by a group of bacteria and viruses, including the flu, that

Need some stress relief? SPCA Florida relaunches ‘Doggie Date’ program

Doggie Date — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Rita_Kochmarjova Need a companion to go shopping with you? How about a lunch date? If so, SPCA Florida is offering you the perfect addition through one of its programs. The “Doggie Date” program, which allows residents to take dogs of all shapes, sizes, and ages (six months old and

South Florida celebrates National Dog Day 2021: ‘Yappy’ hour events & paw-fect treats

National Dog Day — Dogs Playing with Ball – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Stanimir G.Stoev While there are several unofficial national holidays to celebrate every day, this holiday is im-paw-ssible to miss! Thursday, Aug.26, is National Dog Day. National Dog Day is dedicated to your favorite companion, best friend, and loyal fur baby.  It

The end of an era: Greyhound dog Racing in Florida ends this week due to a 2018 Amendment passage

Greyhound racing – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image By Manfred Ruckszio Out with the old, in with the new. In the November 2018 Florida Primary Election, voters vigorously voted to pass Amendment 13, a vote that would ultimately ban greyhound racing across the state by 2020’s end.  Since the vote, ten tracks in Florida have suspended their