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VCF Steps Up With Help Houston and Florida Pets Fund

The Veterinary Care Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation has created a charitable fund to provide financial assistance to Texas and Florida area veterinarians to care for pets that have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. The Help … Continue reading

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We’re Expanding Our Animal Rehabilitation Services

We are happy to announce that we will be expanding our animal rehabilitation services in order to best meet your pets’ needs! We are also pleased to announce that Dr. Amy Rogato PT, DPT, CCRT will be joining our practice … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irma Update

Due to the anticipated impact of Hurricane Irma and consideration for the safety of our patients, clients, and staff, the hours of operation for outpatient services have been modified as follows: North Bay Animal Hospital will close at noon on … Continue reading

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Keeping Pets Safe During & After a Hurricane

When a natural disaster strikes, our news feeds are filled with heartbreaking stories of loss. The human toll is almost incomprehensible, but we also think of the four-legged family members displaced and in danger. Injured and sick pets may not … Continue reading

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August 26th is National Dog Day! Here’s 20 ways to celebrate.

National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and was founded in 2004 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige (also the founder of National Puppy Day, National Mutt Day and National Cat Day …to name … Continue reading

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Flea Allergy in Cats

What are allergies and how do they affect cats? One of the most common medical conditions affecting cats is allergy. An allergy occurs when the cat’s immune system “overreacts” to foreign substances called allergens or antigens. Allergens and antigens are … Continue reading

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What to do About Hot Spots in Dogs

The low-down on those itchy, inflamed  and painful (ouch!) areas on your dog’s  skin that he just won’t leave alone. Most dog owners are familiar with “hot spots” – unfortunately, their dogs are too. A hot spot is  an area … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Pet Calm and Happy on 4th of July

As we prepare for barbecues and fireworks this Fourth of July, it’s important to remember that the loud noise of fireworks can be very stressful and disturbing to your pets. Here are some tips to help keep you pet calm … Continue reading

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“Is my dog playing … or fighting?”

How to tell the difference between normal play and inappropriate aggression in dogs. Safe, healthy play doesn’t just provide dogs with a good  source of exercise. It can also aid in social development  while building behavioral flexibility and helping the … Continue reading

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11 Myths About Feline Heartworm Disease

Myth #1: Cats are resistant to developing heartworm disease because they have a strong immune response. Reality: Prevalence rates in cats are only up to 20% that of canine rates in the same endemic region. The national prevalence rate in … Continue reading

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