Archive for October, 2013


It is my belief at Gentle Vet Animal Hospital that pets do best at home if they are ill.

The old saying: there is no place like home is very true and at times of illness I try to avoid or reduce as much as possible my patients hospitalization.

Of course if it’s a very ill patient that needs constant treatment and supervision hospitalization is a must, but once the pet’s health has improved and stabilized, the patient will be much better in the comfort of his home with the love of his family.

At Gentle Vet Animal Hospital, if medically feasible, an outpatient approach with follow-ups is the preferred approach by me.

Often our pets will eat better, be much less stressed and recover faster at home.

I regard it as good medicine, ethical medicine, and also less costly medicine.

Please do not hesitate contacting us if you have any questions regarding your pets’ health.

Dr. Ehud Sela

Gentle Vet Animal Hospital

Margate, Florida 33063

Phone: 954-972-5900.

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Our cats’ behavior can give us many clues as to their health status.

If our feline friend alters some of his/hers regular daily behavior, it might indicate a change that needs to be evaluated by the veterinarian.

For example, if the cat usually greets us at the door and suddenly stops, or hides, or sleeps more than usual, it could be an early sign of a health problem. As our feline friends can’t express what’s going on with our human words, these changes of behavior can be an important clue that they might not be feeling well.

If a cat runs away fast from the litter box, after using it, or cries while using it, or does not use it, it can be a sign of discomfort that needs to be quickly evaluated.

Of course any changes in appetite and water consumption—increased or decreased—are also valuable indicators to their health status.

In conclusion, our feline friends are creatures of habits—just like us, often—and changes in habits and daily behavior should be quickly evaluated as they can indicate a problem that early diagnosis can cure.

Please do not hesitate contacting us if you have any questions regarding your pets’ health.

Dr. Ehud Sela

Gentle Vet Animal Hospital

Margate Florida

954-972-5900.

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