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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. New puppy! What are your fees to spay and Microchip?

Q: we are getting a Chinese Crested puppy the first week in July.  she will be 12 weeks old.  We live in Carrollwood and are looking to get established with a vet for her. Can you please let us know … 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

Q. I am a vet hopeful, currently taking classes. Where are some animal hospitals in the area where I can do voluntary services towards my major?

Congrats!  We always suggest that you log some volunteer hours at the Humane Society and at Animal Services.  As far as general veterinary practice volunteer opportunities, there are many places that accept volunteers, though I would not be able to … Continue reading

Q. My cat injured his shoulder. What are my options?

Q: Prince, my 19 lb orange tiger, slipped off the kitchen counter and is very lame.  I took him to a local vet who diagnosed Prince as having a chip in his shoulder.  I was given pain medicine and  joint … Continue reading

Q. My Main coon cat is vomiting. Is that normal?

Q: Hi,I have brought my cat who is a Maine coon, age 1 and 1/2 to the vet. 2 times now, he was given Viralysis first because they thought it was a virus and then he was prescribed Amoxicillin because … Continue reading

Q. My Pomeranian is peeing very dark brown/reddish color urine. She is acting fine and eating, playing ,etc. Can I wait until the morning for regular vet or is it an emergency?

This doesn’t sound like an emergency since your pet is acting fine, eating, and playing, but the very dark brown/reddish color urine is probably a sign of blood in the urine which may or may not be a serious problem. … Continue reading

Q. How do i know if my cat is dehydrated?

Dehydration in cats can be a serious problem. It is a loss of bodily fluids and can have a variety of causes including: heat exposure, illnesses, vomiting, diarrhea, or just a lack of water intake. Some symptoms of dehydration include: … Continue reading

Q. We have a Springer Spaniel who appears to be developing a fairly bad case of springer rage syndrome. I understand I should talk to a veterinary behaviorist about this. Please advise.

Thank you for your question.  It sounds like you understand that aggression of any type or reason is unacceptable and that you need to seek help for your pet.  A professional dog behaviorist is a great place to start.  There are … Continue reading

Q. My 4 month old toy chihuahua is throwing up. Is he be really sick or could shots fix it? and he had long flat worms. What would work?

Vomiting in puppies can be very serious, particularly in small breeds.  Losing any volume of fluid through vomitus or stool can deplete their systems relatively quickly.  I would recommend that you have your puppy seen today. The veterinarian will examine … Continue reading