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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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Animal Health Certificates: Who Can Issue Them?

Animal Health Certificates: Who Can Issue Them?

If you have ever had to travel with your horses or farm animals to a different state, you know that it's not as simple as getting them in the trailer and leaving. Our North Fort Myers vets talk about how you can get a health certificate for your animal.

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Coggins Testing & Equine Infectious Anemia - What You Need to Know

Coggins Testing & Equine Infectious Anemia - What You Need to Know

Coggins tests are a key element of your horse's annual preventive care. In today's post, we share some facts about Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), why Coggins testing is important for North Fort Myers horses, and how Coggins testing is performed.

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a serious health condition that is typically fatal for pets. Yet heartworm disease is easily preventable. In today's post, our North Fort Myers vets explain more about heartworm disease, treatments that are available and how you can protect your pet against this serious condition.

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How To Keep Your Pets Safe From Ticks

How To Keep Your Pets Safe From Ticks

Ticks can spread a number of serious diseases and are therefore dangerous to people and pets. In this post, our North Fort Myers vets explain how these external parasites thrive, including which signs to beware of, and how to keep ticks away from your pets and your family.  

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Getting yearly fecal exams at your vet's office is the best way to keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Annual fecals give your North Fort Myers vet a chance to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions arise. 

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Does My Dog Or Cat Have Fleas?

Does My Dog Or Cat Have Fleas?

Fleas are the most common external parasite seen on companion pets! If left untreated, they can often lead to infections and cause disease. Our North Fort Myers vets explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas. 

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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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