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The Best Way to Treat for Fleas in Your Pet!

Last Updated on 2 weeks by Dr. Shannon Barrett You found a flea! Now what?? It’s important not to panic. You are not alone! Flea problems plague many pet owners, especially those in coastal areas. They love our sandy soil and tropical climate. They also love our pets! Unfortunately, many of our pets are allergic to fleas (flea allergy dermatitis) so when they get a flea bite, they become very itchy. We often see them

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Best Tips for Anxiety in Dogs

Last Updated on 2 weeks by Dr. Shannon Barrett We have lots of patients with anxiety. This can range from shaking when they hear a loud noise to barking as soon as you leave the house. It’s upsetting for everyone (us as veterinarians and you as owners). Unfortunately, we don’t have anything that will “definitely” work for every dog. We do know that usually medications alone are not enough, we also have to employee other

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Dr. Shannon Barrett

Veterinarian with a Passion for Educating Pet Parents

Pets change our lives for the better and we are always trying to do the same for them. This site is a combination of tips and product recommendations to enhance the lives of our pets and the people owned by them.  Thanks for stopping by!

Dr. Shannon Barrett

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