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Questions about caring for your pets? Ask a vet!

Today, in our ‘Ask a Vet’ conversation, veterinarian experts address pet care questions and concerns, to include diet, hygiene, training, and even sterilization questions.



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Sometimes we have to guess how our pets are feeling because they can't tell us what's going on. So, we watch and observe – and when needed, we ask a veterinarian.

Taking care of a pet can be a great deal of responsibility though. While making sure they are fed, walked, and in healthy condition, the heat of summer adds more complications to pet care.

What else does it take to keep and care for a healthy pet?

According to research and markets insights, the pet care global market shows a rising demand for premium care products is what will drive growth through 2030.

But buying products for pets isn’t the only necessity. You must be willing to dedicate part of your life to your pet, be patient, share your free time with the animal, and then combine love with training.

Also, how do you know the right time of getting a companion for your pet? What precautions should you take before introducing them?

What we learn is that care isn't only in times of illness. Like anything else we love, there is ongoing attention and upkeep…from brushing their brushing their teeth.

Today, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists will answer all of your pet care questions. And not just for dogs and cats but exotic pet questions too!


Dr. Kevin Gulikers, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)

  • Medical Director

Dr. Sue Chen, DVM, DAVBP (Avian)

  • Specialist in Exotic Animals

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