1. The Dog Days of Summer

    For many of us, summertime means fun! No school for the kids, family vacations, get together with family and friends, and more. But for dogs, summer can come with a variety of stresses and risks. Here are a few tips on how to ensure your pup stays safe this summer! Keep Them Cool Here in Florida, summer comes with hot temps and high humidity. It’s important to remember that dogs can’t sweat an…Read More

  2. Choosing the Right Veterinarian

    Our dogs are our best friends. When considering options for their veterinary care, the decision should be weighed heavily. There are many veterinary clinics available in most areas and you should to be sure you choose a doctor for your dog that you can trust and count on. After all, you're putting your dog’s health and well being in their hands! The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is…Read More

  3. Choosing a Diet for Your Dog

    It is undeniable that a dog becomes one of the most important companions in our life. For that reason, it is no surprise when loving pet owners reach out to Sarasota Dog Wizard for our advice on the best food to feed their dog. Choosing a healthy food is not as easy as it sounds given the abundance of choices that exist on the dog food market. With the added option of a raw food regimen, the world…Read More

  4. How to Keep Your Dog Safe on Independence Day

    We posted this last year but it's important that we post it again. Fourth of July and other activity filled, "loud" holidays are some of the highest intake days at pet shelters around the country. We want to help ensure your dog doesn't become a statistic this year. Happy 4th of July! To many Americans, celebrating Independence Day means family, fun and fireworks. But for many dogs it’s one of …Read More

  5. Beat The Heat

    The Florida sun is always shining, but you can feel the heat rising as we head into the summer months. Before you make plans to head outdoors with your family, consider if it is a smart and safe decision for your furry friend to tag along. Dogs do not handle heat the same way that humans do. Even if you feel comfortable at a certain temperature, your dog may be on the verge of overheating. Because…Read More

  6. Advocating for your Dog

    When you adopt a dog, you acquire a best friend. With the loyalty and companionship you’ll receive from your new furry pal, it is only fair to reciprocate by being just as devoted to them. Advocating for your dog is the one of the most compassionate decisions you can make, as it will not only strengthen your bond, but will ensure a safe, healthy, and happy lifetime for your pet. Pet advocacy mea…Read More

  7. How to Tell if Your Dog is Stressed

    It is important to understand how your dog is feeling. Dogs communicate their emotions through behavior and body language. By recognizing signs of stress in their early stages, you can take control of the situation to ensure their behavior does not escalate to one that is potentially dangerous. Dogs react to fearful situations with fight or flight. Your response to their behavior can have long-ter…Read More

  8. Knowing When To Let Go

    One of the hardest things we deal with as dog owners is knowing when it’s time to let go. Whether facing old age or illness, accepting the impending loss of our best friends can be hard to swallow especially when confronted with having to make the decision to have your dog humanely euthanized. How do we know if it’s time? How do we separate our needs from theirs? Having the power to choose lif…Read More

  9. Halloween Pet Safety

    Halloween is here! The spooky decorations, haunted houses, and trick-or-treaters in creepy costumes are all of the things we love about this fun holiday. These festivities, however, can make Halloween a stressful night for your dog if you’re not prepared. The changes in sights and sounds can disturb your dog’s sense of security, as they tend to thrive on routine. The commotion of the night can…Read More

  10. Boarding Options: Who Watches Your Dog While You’re Away

    There is so much to think about when planning a trip out of town. On top of coordinating your own travel arrangements, if you have pets you’ll need to consider a care plan for them while you’re away. It is not always possible for a family member or friend to look after your pet, so a professional in-home sitter or boarding facility can be great options. Our team at Sarasota Dog Wizard provides…Read More