Meet Kalik!

Meet Kalik, a playful 6-year old Poodle. His human parents brought him in because he started limping after playing at the dog park last week. His left hind leg that started presenting this problem and the limping continued for the next 5 days. After not seeing any improvement, they decided to bring him in to Miami Veterinary Specialists.

Medical Reports

Medical Reports: Hi-Tech Pets

Reported by: Diana Diaz

WSVN — This is how Maureen Pearcy is used to seeing her beloved dog Butch act happy and carefree wrestling with his friend Sundance in the backyard, but things were very different. Earlier this summer Maureen came home to a frightening scene.

Maureen Pearcy: “Apparently,

Want to Play

Pets Just Want to Play Too…

ith kids being out of school and the days lasting a little longer comes more leisure and play time, especially outdoors.  Many of us are also taking the time to do more work in our yards and around the house – including mowing the lawn, working the flowerbeds and tending to weeds.  All of this outdoor activity can mean more hazards for our pets – fertilizers,

hip dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia

The word dysplasia is derived from the Greek language and denotes a malformation. Dysplasia leads to an abnormal development of the hip joint. Almost all breeds of dogs can be affected; however the most common are the retrievers and the German shepherd breeds. This disease process can be devastating during the developmental period in the puppies life and lead to debilitating arthritis in the later stages of life.

Urinary Issues

Feline Urinary Issues

Meet this very good looking 3-year old cat named Handsome🐱. He came in to Miami Veterinary Specialists this week because he was having difficulties urinating.

Dr. Sarah Evans, one of our four ACVS Board-Certified Surgeons, evaluated Handsome the handsome Feline and after carefully discussing the results with his parents, it was decided that surgery would be Handsome’s best option.

Pets Need a Vacation Too!

As we all hopefully continue to enjoy some leisure time this summer, many pet owners may be packing up the car for a road trip or a long weekend adventure. It’s always a tough decision whether to board your pets, leave them with a friend or take them with you, but it’s important to consider their safety if you do decide to bring Fido or Fluffy along for the ride.

Neurological Conditions

Neurological Conditions in Pets

When we’re considering ailments that might affect our pets, we typically think of fleas, worms, allergies, ear and eye conditions, but neurological disorders are a very real concern that owners need to be aware of.  Veterinary neurology treats diseases of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) – includes problems like epilepsy, strokes, slipped disks,

Danger For Pets

Hidden Danger For Pets At Home

Veterinarians Caution Pet Owners About Dangers Lurking In Home
Barbara A. Besteni, Managing Editor
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MIAMI — While our homes are typically considered safe havens, they can also be full of potential danger, especially for our pets.

“We see several incidents every week,” said Dr.

Pets and Seizures

Pets and Seizures

We’d like to speak about the dangers of seizures and pets, and it’s such an important topic that we just want to remind owners what to look out for and what to do in case they suspect their pet has had a seizure.

Causes: Animal seizures can be caused by toxins such as secretions from Bufo toads or exposure to snail bait.

hip replacement

Total Hip Replacement in the Small Breed Dog

Disabling conditions of the hip joint are commonly seen in our canine patients. A variety of conditions exist that produce or lead to severe pain and muscle mass loss of the rear limb. Hip dysplasia, coxofemoral luxation, capital physeal fracture (Salter I-V types), femoral neck fracture, pelvic and acetabular fractures, and avascular necrosis of the femoral head and neck (Legg-Calve-Perthes disease).