Patty Khuly, VMD, MBA is a practicing veterinarian and pet health writer based in South Florida. She practices small animal medicine at Sunset Animal Clinic in Miami. She writes a weekly pet health column for The Miami Herald, a monthly column for Veterinary Practice News, and serves as contributor to The Daily Beast. Her work appears frequently on and Yahoo. Dr. Khuly also blogs … a lot. In this capacity, she writes for, Embrace Pet Insurance, and her own celebrated blog at