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Dr. Patty is a small animal veterinarian in Miami, Florida, where she practices medicine at Sunset Animal Clinic and serves on the board of the South Florida Veterinary Medical Association.

When Is Your Vet A Good Vet or a Bad Vet?

It goes without saying that not every single client experience is a walk in the park. Usually, it’s unilaterally uncomfortable — for the veterinarian, I mean. Which makes sense. After…

10 Nasty Bugs and Worms We Share With Our Pets

Pets and wildlife no doubt add to our quality of life, they can also add a bit more than we bargained for, none of it good, such as listed here.  Curiously, while we can…

Pica: Why My Dog Eats Stuff That Isn’t Food

Does your dog like to eat everything?  How about your shoes, toilet paper, or Kleenex?   These are just a few canine favorites, and some dogs just don’t realize that…

Black Friday shopping for our pets

Hopefully your Thanksgiving Day tryptophan infusion has worn off (perhaps I’m assuming too much), it’s time to get down to the business of shopping for the December holidays. I mean,…

Critter Talk: Critter care when out of town

As a proud partner of 7 dogs, two birds, and any number of tropical fish we can empathize with Dr. Patty. Unless you have a trusted friend or hire…

Critter talk: Black Friday blues on the pet front

Now that the Thanksgiving Day tryptophan infusion has worn off, it's time to get down to the business of shopping for the December holidays, and that includes shopping for your…

Critter talk: Five Potential Halloween hazards for Pets

Dr. Patty warns us about some Halloween hazards that could pose a threat to your pets.…

Don’t let your dogs eat tampons

It's a fact and its been confirmed: Do not let your dog eat your tampons ladies. It's disgusting!…

Why our dogs die….

Our beloved pets live such short lives. A friend once commented on these pages that getting a dog is like bringing death into the home. Read Dr. Patty's…

Michael Vick: Do you forgive him his dog murdering ways?

I don’t blame those who believe Vick’s crimes are indefensible and unforgivable. The fact that these crimes were levied against some of our society’s most innocent victims is what drives…

Critter talk: Bufo toads can be deadly but should we kill them?

Bufo toads are poisonous to dogs who are curious or prey-driven enough to chase, catch and lick or bite them. Does this justify killing them?…

Critter talk: A Tale of Two Cats

A day in the life of a Miami vet, Dr. Patty Khuly.…

Critter talk: What animals can teach us about sex

Our furry, feathered and scaled friends reveal where humans as a species fall on a broad spectrum of sexual behavior. Read more here.…

Critter talk: Heartworm season is here and that means cats too

Cats can get heartworms, too and this is why monthly treatments are available to help keep your cats from getting them. Find out how to protect your feline friends right…

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