COVID in Florida – 6/26/2020

COVID in Florida – 6/26/2020

by Dr. John Hodges Just when we thought it could not get any worse, it did. The chart above depicts current COVID trends in Florida, and it is not a pretty picture. The latest COVID new-daily-case-count for Florida (25 June 2020) is 8,933. WOW! That is a big number...

Phase 2 Protocols… & The Backslide

Phase 2 Protocols… & The Backslide

The implementation of Phase 2 opening of the economy, coupled with the effect of nationwide events, is resulting in an increase of COVID-19 cases in most states.  Now, this is nothing that hasn’t already been predicted, but it’s still alarming.  Therefore, we must maintain current protocols at our pet hospitals, until the numbers start declining again.

Frazzled

Frazzled

As we enter into Phase 2 opening of COVID-19 restrictions, most days are semi-normal (the NEW normal), and we can stay on schedule with appointments. FRAZZLED

Change is Coming: Phase 1

Change is Coming: Phase 1

Yay!  Restrictions are easing and we're opening back up... a little. Implementation of Florida Phase 1 reopening rules are in place and some changes are coming to DAMC and CAH.  We are using an abundance of caution, by continuing to provide pet care with Concierge...

Safety is as Safety Does

Safety is as Safety Does

Everyone's Safety is Everyone's Problem Many states are beginning to ease restrictions and start a phased reopening of currently shuttered businesses. As you can well imagine during this transition phase, there may be some confusion regarding what ‘appropriate...

THE COMMON COLD & A NEW NORMAL

THE COMMON COLD & A NEW NORMAL

Social distancing is the new normal.  It's not going away.  We have seen an escalation of super viruses over the last couple of decades, which all mutate. Covid-19 is just the most recent of a large family of viruses that all cause cold-like symptoms, which can...

Help Us Help You

Help Us Help You

Help Us Help You Right now, nearly everyone feels that they have no control over their daily lives - and we feel the same way. We are doing exactly what we need to do, to survive in the current climate, but we were wondering if there might be something that we could...

What the New “Stay at Home” Order Means for Your Pet

  Today, Florida Governor DeSantis issued a 30 day "Stay at Home" order, beginning Thursday. What does that mean for your pet's veterinary care? Nothing. Veterinarians, just like other medical staff, are a service that is essential to the well-being of PEOPLE....

The Sky is NOT Falling (though it may feel like it)

The Sky is NOT Falling (though it may feel like it)

Written by Dr. John Hodges, Dunedin Animal Medical Center As we all know, the sky is not really falling, though it may appear to be, when you search for your favorite toilet paper in the grocery store. These are difficult times, but we have all lived through other...