Going Back to Curbside
Due to a recent spike in COVID positive cases in our local veterinary community and the passing of one of our local Veterinarians, we have made the decision to go back to full curbside (with patients only coming into the hospital).
We are truly sorry for this inconvenience, but please know that we take the absolute best care of every patient that comes in our doors and we treat each of them as our own. We have to consider the health of our staff and their families and loved ones.
You will still call when you get here and remain in the parking lot. Please be available to reach on your cell phone when our doctors call to go over the exam with you.
Sorry for the inconvenience again, please be safe and diligent in your wellness. As we will continue to be diligent in the wellness of your furry family members.
Happy November Birthdays to:
November is also Pet Diabetes Month
We would like to bring attention to this disease and help to educate pet owners about the symptoms, treatments and management of diabetes in our furry family members. The goal is to raise awareness and help to decrease your pets’ chance at struggling with this diagnosis. Also, the steps you would need to seek appropriate treatment for them.
Symptoms: Some dogs and cats will sleep more or be more lethargic in the daytime. You will notice increased drinking and urination. Some pets are excessively hungry while others will have a sudden dramatic drop in weight.
Pets at Risk: Pets with advanced age, genetic predisposition, breeds, and obesity all play key roles. Pet obesity is on the rise, with over half of the countries pet population being overweight and nearly 60% of all domestic cats falling into the overweight category. This has given the chance of a diagnosis of diabetes to 1/1000 to 1/500.
Diagnosing: If you feel you have a pet showing signs, please give us a call. We can run some simple blood work to help with a clear diagnosis.
Managing diabetes over the years has become easier for pet owners. As long as pet owners remain responsible and diligent in their pet’s health, nutrition and routine. We will work side by side with you, until you feel confident and comfortable with their care.
Keystone Animal Hospital
8445 Heritage Green Way
Bradenton, Florida 34212
Our team at Keystone Animal Hospital would like to take a moment to express how THANKFUL we are for all of you this year. Since this is the month of giving thanks. We have so many new four-legged family members in our Keystone family.
We are grateful for each and every one of you! From our family to yours,