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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 Spring Spaniel has been diagnosed with squamous cell Carcinoma. I need the name of a Veterinary Oncologist in Tampa or St. Pete.

Really sorry to hear about that.  We know that Dr. Kane and Dr. Coyle at Blue Pearl Veterinary can help you.  That number is 813 933 8944

Q. When and what age should we have our puppy neutered?

While animal shelters often neuter puppies at an earlier age such that they can be neutered prior to adoption, we generally recommend waiting until four to six months of age for neutering. This additional time allows puppies to mature a … Continue reading

Q. My Senior dog has medical conditions that require a special diet, and I do not want to give her commercial food. What do you recommend?

Nutritional requirements in pets certainly become more difficult to sort out for those such as Lexi who have multiple health concerns. For heart conditions a diet low in sodium is often recommended…. Continue reading

Q. I would like to get our male dog fixed but would like to leave his testicals on. Who does it?

Thanks for your question about your pet’s surgery.  The usual procedure when a male dog is castrated is to remove the testicles.  This has several benefits including: i) stopping the pet from reproducing, ii) eliminating the risk of testicular cancer, … Continue reading

Q. I have a 145lb Bull Mastiff that tore a ligament in his back knee. Can you tell me how much will it cost to repair this?

Thank you for your question.  You can expect to pay around $2000 for a cruciate ligament repair for a large dog.  We can give you a specific surgical plan and the associated costs once an examination has been performed.  After … Continue reading

Q. I am sending a 1yr old dog to Trinidad. Do you know where I can purchase Avid or Trovan microchip?

Thank you for your inquiry.  Unfortunately there are several types of microchips.  Ideally, the veterinary field authorities would require consolidation of this very important identification system to make all of our lives easier.  When traveling internationally, you should consider a … Continue reading

Q. My dog has been sick. How will they react to roach poison?

Sorry to hear your dog is not feeling well.  In general, poison of any type is dangerous.  It would also depend on how much was ingested and how big the dog is too.  We see symptoms of poisoning with things like … Continue reading

Q. After you have your female dog spayed, will she still bleed at that time of the month?

A spay procedure (ovariohysterectomy) involves removing the ovaries and uterus.  The ovaries are responsible for producing hormones that control the estrus or heat cycle and the bleeding that occurs during heat comes from the uterine lining, since these reproductive organs … Continue reading

Q. I have a 6 year old pitbul that is not spayed. Is it too late to spay her? She is in heat and has been bleeding for over a week, is that normal? How much would it cost to spay her?

It is never too late to have your pet spayed.  There are many benefits to having your pet spayed at any age including: eliminating the risk of unwanted puppies, stopping the heat cycles that she is currently experiencing, eliminating the … Continue reading

Q. Im a first time pet owner, my father gave me a baby pomeranian chihuahua. Not sure exactly how old she is but what advise can you give regarding the first visit as far as when and how often?

Congrats! Dog ownership is a big deal, so you will want to get off on the right foot.  The first doctor’s visit is really important.  Puppies are to have a series of examinations, tests and vaccinations every 3 weeks for the … Continue reading