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Our North Fort Myers veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Puppy & Adult Dog Vaccine Schedule

Puppy & Adult Dog Vaccine Schedule

Up-to-date vaccinations help protect your dog against a wide range of serious diseases, making vaccination schedules an essential part of your pet's annual health care. Our North Fort Myers vets recommend following this vaccination schedule.

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What Is the DHPP Vaccine 5-in-1 Vaccine for Dogs?

What Is the DHPP Vaccine 5-in-1 Vaccine for Dogs?

Having your puppy vaccinated is the best way to help your dog achieve a long and healthy life. One essential vaccine that our North Fort Myers vets recommend all puppies receive is the DHPP 5-in-1 vaccination. Today we look at what this vaccine protects against and why it's important.

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Hernias in Cats - Symptoms & Surgery

Hernias in Cats - Symptoms & Surgery

If caught early, hernias in cats aren’t usually serious and can be repaired with surgery. Today, our North Fort Myers vets explain the different types of hernias in cats and offer insight about what to expect from your cat's hernia surgery. 

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Basic Horse Care for Beginners

Basic Horse Care for Beginners

Owning a horse is both an enormous pleasure and a big responsibility. Here, our North Fort Myers vets offer a few tips for beginners on how to care for horses.

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Equine Influenza Symptoms & Treatment

Equine Influenza Symptoms & Treatment

Equine influenza, or "horse flu," is a highly contagious upper respiratory condition that can lead to serious secondary infections in our equine friends, especially in foals. In today's post, our North Fort Myers vets explain the symptoms to watch for and how equine influenza is treated. 

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Signs of Infection After Neutering or Spaying Your Dog

Signs of Infection After Neutering or Spaying Your Dog

If you're concerned about possible complications arising from spaying or neutering your dog, rest assured that the odds of a complication are minimal. In today's post, our North Fort Myers vets explain what to expect from spaying or neutering your dog and the signs of complications or infection to watch for.

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Horse Vaccination Schedule

Horse Vaccination Schedule

Infectious diseases are a serious risk to your horse's performance, long-term health and longevity. Vaccinations are an effective way to help your equine friend stay healthy and performing at their very best. Below, our North Fort Myers vets discuss important horse vaccines and a horse vaccine schedule.

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Do dogs smile?

Do dogs smile?

At Van Roekel & Associates our North Fort Myers vets know how heartwarming it can be when your dog looks at you with an expression of love and happiness. But wait! Was that a smile you just spotted? Can your dog really smile? If so what causes dogs to smile? We look at the joyous topic of how dogs smile and why.

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How to Create and Maintain a Healthy Environment & Lifestyle for your Pet

How to Create and Maintain a Healthy Environment & Lifestyle for your Pet

At Van Roekel & Associates we know you love your pet and want to do all you can to ensure they stay happy and healthy throughout their lifetime. So, today our North Fort Myers vets share a few tips on how to create a healthy environment and lifestyle for your four-legged friend.

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How long do cats live?

How long do cats live?

Our vets at Van Roekel & Associates in North Fort Myers see a lot of cats, ranging from newborn kittens to elderly cats living relaxed and healthy lives. So, how long do cats live? Today we look at the factors that can influence the longevity of your feline friend.

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We are accepting new patients at Van Roekel & Associates! Our veterinary team is dedicated to the care of North Fort Myers dogs and cats, horses, and farm animals. Reach out today to book your animal's first appointment.

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