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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. I bought a Senegal parrot, and was told she is only 1 year old. Is there any way to check if the bird is healthly, and how old it is?

Congratulations on your new pet! Senegal parrots are fantastic birds. A good physical exam by an experienced (preferably Board-Certified) avian veterinarian is the most important step in ensuring that your pet is healthy. Determining the age may be difficult; however, … Continue reading

Q. How much fiber does my dog need?

Q: My dog weighs about 55Lbs. How much pumpkin should i give her for fiber a day? Do you have something else to recommend to add to her food? She eats mostly wet food so i wanted to add something … Continue reading

Q. There is a blister-like bump on my hamsters mouth. What is it? Do i need to take her to the vet?

It sounds like your hamster needs to see the doctor.  What you are describing sounds abnormal and it would be difficult to tell you what it is without actually seeing it.  You can call to schedule an appointment with Dr. … Continue reading

Q. I was wondering the cost of a pregnancy exam for a chihuahua and if needed do you perform emergency C-sections?

A comprehensive physical examination will cost around $50.  We do perform c- sections and the cost is around $300-$500 based on the complexity of the surgery and care needed for the puppies.  Call us for an appointment at  813 973 … Continue reading

Q. My dog is throwing up foamy saliva he hasn’t ate and he’s not being his normal self. What should I do?

I am sorry to hear your dog is having trouble.  It sounds as though he needs to see the doctor.  Vomiting is not normal and can be a symptom of something serious.  We have appointments available 7 days a week.  Just … Continue reading

Q. Should you fix your female dog while she is in heat or starting to come in heat?

During the estrus or heat cycle there is increased blood flow to the uterus and it’s size is temporarily enlarged, this may require some extra surgical time to ensure that all blood vessels are properly ligated to prevent bleeding, but … Continue reading

Q. What Can I Do With an Unhealthy Baby Iguana?

All pets need examinations at least twice a year.  When you have a juvenile (baby) or elderly pet the frequency of examination should be more frequent.  Exotic pets are not easy to manage from a husbandry standpoint and can become … 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