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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. Is there a medication or something other than steroid shots which would alleviate the itching/scratching in my dog?

Q: I have a 14 month old Golden Retriever who developed itching problems approximately 3-4 months ago. He had a steroid shot in early May which the Vet said should ease the symptons and provide relief for 3-4 weeks. The … Continue reading

Q. I have a Lab with two bad hips and I am interested in the FHO surgery. Do you do this type of surgery on a large dog and what is the fee for this?

Thank you for your inquiry.  In general, prior to deciding the best solution for a serious hip disease correction, a comprehensive physical examination would need to completed and diagnostic radiographs would need to be taken.  Assuming we have that information, and assuming that … Continue reading

Q. My 5 month old dachshund has white worms in her stool. Is there a medication I can purchase without seeing a vet to treat this? Or should I make an appointment to bring her in?

Sorry to hear your Dachschund is having trouble.  It sounds as though she may have Tapeworms. There are many types of intestinal parasites (worms) dogs can contract and they all have unique appearances.  Tapeworm is generally treated with praziquantel, a … Continue reading

Q. My family has just aquired a Umbrella Cockatoo, how much would a basic health check up with clipping of nails and wings be?

Congrats! Cockatoos are really neat birds! We would definitely start with an examination and general husbandry education.  Our avian exam is $56.  From there, Dr. Helmer will give you recommendations for what other tests we need to do to be … Continue reading

Q. My 11 y/o Toy Poodle has developed cataracts in both eyes. I live in Sarasota, Fl. Is there a veterinary opthalmologist in central Florida that you recommend?

Really sorry to hear… We recommend Dr. Dan Wolf, veterinary ophthalmologist, here in Tampa: 7512 Paula Dr. Tampa, Florida, 33615 phone: (813) 881 9799

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. I dont really know to how to care for my turtle. He only eats about 2 times a month and is not very active. What can I do?

Thanks for contacting us about your turtle.  There are many different types of turtles and each type is cared for in a different way.  Reptiles can be quite challenging to look after properly as we must provide correct temperature, humidity, … Continue reading

Q. My 10 year old red nose pitbull had blood in his stool this morning. Should we bring him in now?

Q: Hi – My family is new to the area and hasn’t found a vet for our 10 year old red nose pit bull. Our baby is up to date on all of his shots and take heart worm preventatives. … Continue reading

Q. Our cockatiel doesn’t want to open his wings and may have suffered a wing injury. Is it still possible for a vet to treat him? Also, how much would it cost?

Q: Our cockatiel doesn’t want to open his wings, not even to preen or stretch. He previously had a high vertical cage, and sometimes lost his balance, falling to the bottom. We got him a new cage, with the perches … Continue reading

Q. My recently adopted dog seems to have a loss of appetite has thrown up twice now over the last two days. What should I do?

Q: I recently adopted a dog from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, about two and a half weeks ago. She has been healthy and normal, in regards to energy and eating habits. The past two days she seems to … Continue reading