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We all know that pet ownership isn’t always easy — but our team of veterinarians and veterinary experts are here to help! Have you noticed a behavior change in your animal recently? Or perhaps you’re not sure if you need to bring them in to our animal clinic, or just wait it out?

You can send questions directly to our animal hospital and our team of veterinarians will promptly provide our insight!

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Q. My senior cat is having a hard time breathing, is not eating much, and has lost a lot of weight. Is it time to put him to sleep?

I am very sorry to hear that your cat is having such a hard time. 14 is getting up there in age, but many cats live to be nearly 18-20 years old these days. Difficulty breathing or labored breathing can be from … Continue reading

Q. A neighborhood cat’s stomach has gotten hard and swollen over the last few weeks. What can I do?

Thank you for watching our for our homeless pet population.  Without seeing the cat, it would be difficult to say what is going on.  In general, when we see a swollen or enlarged abdomen we think about things like pregnancy, … Continue reading

Q. I’m moving out of the country with my Yorkie and need a USDA-accredited veterinarian. If you are, please let me how much are your sevices.

Hope you have safe travels! We have 3 locations that will be able to help you.  If you are in the Westchase/Town N Country area call 813 885 4477, if you are in the Temple Terrace area call 813 988 … Continue reading

Q. We are moving to the area and would like to microchip our 2 cats. What kind is generally used in the Tampa area and how much do you charge?

Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. We offer the most widely used microchip product, Home Again Microchip, to increase the chances of a safe recovery. The procedure is safe and quick only only costs $58.  During Hurricane … Continue reading

Q. Why should I have an antibody titer performed on my cat instead of just vaccinating him/her?

The short answer is ‘for your cat’s safety’. Vaccines are considered to be like medicine.  If your pet does not ‘need’ it, then we should not give it.  Antibody titer blood work enables us to look inside of your pet … Continue reading

Q. My 1.5 year domestic short hair (tuxedo) is having a weird “twitch” with his hind legs. What is it?

Q: My 1.5 year domestic short hair (tuxedo) is having a weird “twitch” with his hind legs. Although his eating and drinking habits have NOT changed, his walking has. He will walk slowly, almost as if he is unsure of … Continue reading

Q. Why was my cat acting strange and aggressive?

Q: Yesterday morning I woke up and went to feed my cats.  My female just had kittens 5 days ago. First thing i did was check and she wasn’t with them or near them so i thought that odd, because … Continue reading

Q. My cat has a hard swollen stomach? Can you please provide the possible cause?

One of our veterinarians will respond to you soon.  As for now, it sounds pretty serious, and definitely not normal.  I suggest you have an examination ($55) and let the doctor actually see what they can find.  Additional tests can … Continue reading

Q. We’re going away for the weekend. What can I do about my pets?

Q: We are going away this weekend because my daughter is getting married. We’ve made arrangements to board our elderly dog, Princess. Our elderly cat, Patterson is an inside/outside cat. My concern is that she will be very unhappy staying … Continue reading

Q. Why is my kitten vomiting?

There are numerous reasons that can cause a kitten to vomit. Due to their developing immune systems kittens are more susceptible to viruses and other diseases that they are just not capable of defending themselves against. Also due to their … Continue reading