Online Courses for Reactive Dogs

Dog Nerds offers online courses to help pet parents change their dog’s difficult behavior issues. Our proven scientific methods really work! The course is done at home and at your own pace using short, informative videos with accompanying handouts to help you to understand and to begin to affect real change in your dog’s behavior. Coaching help is included n the course via email or phone. The course is written by a veterinary behaviorist and two certified, professional dog trainers: Lisa Radosta DVM, DACVB, Mindy Cox BS, CPDT-KSA, and Cheryl Van Voorhies M.ed, CTC.

Please learn more at or on Facebook or Instagram @TheRealDogNerds.

Questions? Please email

Pet Loss

The Doctors and Staff at North County Animal Hospital would like to extend their deepest sympathy to you and your family coping with the loss of your pet. We have articles and brochures available at the hospital pertaining to pet loss and grieving. Also, there are some very good websites and toll free numbers that you may find helpful.
1-800-798-6196 Florida Animal Health Foundation Pet Grief Hotline: FREE
1-888-332-7738 Iams Pet Loss Support Center: FREE

“If there is a heaven, it’s certain that our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own; it would take more than an archangel to disentangle them”
-Pam Brown

Canine Influenza

Canine influenza is a newly emerging infectious disease caused by a “flu” virus. Just like human “flu,” canine influenza is highly contagious. In fact, unless a dog has already had the illness and recovers, virtually every dog exposed to the virus will become infected. Since 2003, there have been numerous reports of influenza outbreaks in veterinary clinics, kennels and shelters. The most common sign of canine influenza is a persistent cough. It’s hard to diagnose canine influenza because many times it can be confused with kennel cough since the signs are very similar. Often canine influenza is not suspected until the illness becomes unusually severe or lasts an unusually long time. Canine influenza spreads the same way that human flu spreads – through direct contact (kissing, licking, nuzzling), through the air (coughing or sneezing), and via contaminated surfaces. A new canine influenza vaccine is available and has been proven to significantly reduce the severity of influenza and the length of time that a dog is sick. Please call us today to find out more information on canine influenza and if your dog should be vaccinated.


Martin County Animal Control: 772-463-3211
PBC Animal Care and Control: 561-233-1200
Animal Poison Control Hotline: 888-426-4435

Anesthesia in Pets

Click below to read this article from Washington State University about anesthesia in pets including pre and post-procedure, breed sensitivities, and how you can prepare your pet for anesthesia:

Your Pet is Going to be Anesthetized…

All For One Pet Rescue:

We take care of all sick puppies and kittens and do free adoption exams for All For One Pet Rescue as well as vaccinations for this wonderful organization. Please visit their website to help these pets who need adoption.