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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?

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Q. My 3 year old Quaker Parrot has been self mutilating. What can I do?

Q: My 3 year old Quaker Parrot has been self mutilating. It started on his neck and legs. But now he has pulled all the feathers from under his wings. Now he has a raw spot under one wing. Should … Continue reading

Q. My dog has bad odor coming out of his mouth and both his k9’s are black. He seems to be pain free but it doesn’t look so well. What should I do and how much would it cost?

Foul smelling breath usually signifies some sort of infectious problem within the oral cavity. This may involve multiple teeth or may be limited to only a couple teeth. Discoloration of the canine teeth may be due to intrinsic staining from … Continue reading

Q. I have an 8 month old yellow lab that has a very wobley back end gait. I can hear popping or cracking when she walks. She’s very active and playful but sometimes seems to have pain in the back end(moves slow or limps). Is it too soon to worry about hip dysplasia?

It is not too soon to worry about hip dysplasia. Best thing to do would be a physical exam and to take some good quality radiographs (sedation is probably necessary) of the hips to evaluate for hip dysplasia or some … Continue reading

Q. I have an American Pit Bull. He tore his nail upward and looks discolred but its not bleeding… What can I do in the mean time? and how much will it be to take him to the vet?

Thanks for contacting us about your pet. Bent and broken toenails are very uncomfortable and can get infected. Firstly, do not give him any human medications. Some human painkillers can have serious, even fatal, side-effects when given to pets. Use … Continue reading

Q. My 10 year old female cat, Roxie, has developed some type of pinkish tissue within her eyeball – there is no discharge of any kind but it is starting to spread over her eye – I have never seen anything like this in 40 years of owning cats.

Hello, Sorry to hear about your trouble with Roxie. This problem is extremely difficult to assess without seeing Roxie. We get very concerned regarding eye problems. We would like to help her prior to permanent damage to her vision. She … Continue reading

Q. My bunny has a circular scar on his right side, could it just be a bite mark from other bunnies — we left him with a friend to “bunny”sit and she has other bunnies — or could it be something serious? How can i treat it?

Thanks for contacting us with your bunny question. There are several conditions that could result in a circular hairless area including trauma, bacterial skin infection,fungal skin infection (ringworm),and mites, among others. A physical examination, likely with some further skin diagnostics … Continue reading

Q. We have a 6 month old Lab/ Border Collie and recently her right eye has been leaking a green fluid and we would like to know if would should bring her in or if there is an at home solution to this problem.

Thanks for asking about your pet. The green discharge usually indicates a bacterial infection of the eye.  Oftentimes this infection is secondary to other underlying problems such as allergies, a scratch of the cornea, a foreign body in the eye, … Continue reading

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. I had my cats in for vaccinations on the 19th. Both were vaccinated for kennel cough, my female is fine but my male has been sneezing for 3 days. No discharge from his eyes, he is still eating, he isn’t coughing but he appears to be running a fever today. Does he need to be seen or is this a reaction to the vaccine?

Hello, It is possible the sneezing is secondary to the vaccine, which is usually not a problem. However, if they are running a fever, not acting like themselves, or have changes with their nose or eyes, they must be evaluated. … Continue reading