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Cycad Sago Palm is extremely poisonous to both humans and animals if ingested. Pets are at particular risk since they seem to find the plant very palatable. Clinical symptoms of ingestion will develop within 12 hours and may include vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, seizures, liver failure, or hepatotoxicity characterized by icterus (yellow coloration), cirrhosis, and ascites (fluid in abdomen). The pet may appear bruised, have nose bleeds (epistaxis), melena (blood in the stool), hematochezia (bloody straining), and hemarthrosis (blood in the joints). [...]

June 1 marks the beginning of the hurricane season.  Is you emergency preparedness plan ready? Planning for an emergency is never easy. And when it involves pets and emergency, SVRC and The Pet Emergency Room are ready to assist the local veterinary community with its emergency preparedness plans. Our state-of-the-arts pet emergency facility is fully equipped with emergency generators to ensure  uninterrupted services during South Florida's unpredictable hurricane season.   Come tour our facility, give us a call or visit our [...]

Because of the extreme heat and humidity, we are seeing more patients presenting with severe heat stroke.  Please read the document below and share with your pet owning friends and neighbors.  We want to prevent the risk of heat stroke in South Florida and the best way to address this crisis, is for pet owners to be informed about the risks. HEAT STROKE IN DOGS AND CATS The combination of high temperature, high humidity and poor ventilation can be fatal [...]

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