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Tips for Having a Well-Adjusted New Kitten

Socializing your sleek new bundle of joy is something you can do with your veterinarian’s help. Start here. Did you know that kittens learn and develop a big part of their adult personality by 16 weeks of age? It’s true, … Continue reading

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Time to check for heartworm disease!

The rainy season has arrived, and the Tampa Bay area has certainly had it’s share of rain. With extra rain, come extra mosquitoes – and mosquitoes carry heartworms. And all it takes is one mosquito to bite your pet to … Continue reading

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10 Signs of Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats

Persistent cough* Difficulty breathing* Fainting/collapsing* Abdominal swelling/distention* Less tolerance to excercise Heart murmur Change in heart rate Change in body weight Restless or hiding Loss of appetite * signs that should always warrant a visit to the vet Valvular disease … Continue reading

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Help! My dog is leaking!

Let’s discuss what can cause a dog to lose control of its bladder and what you and your veterinarian can do to help. The rundown Normal bladder function relies on a specific set of muscles and nerves and a normal … Continue reading

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June is Adopt a Cat Month!

Happy Adopt a Cat Month! Each spring during “kitten season,” thousands of newborn kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country. That means your local shelter has tons of cute, cuddly newborns, in addition to all … Continue reading

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Sheryl Harrison Retiring June 1st

Pebble Creek Animal Hospital would like to announce that Sheryl Harrison, who has been grooming pets at our hospital for the past 18 years, will be retiring as of June 1st 2018. She graduated from the Florida School of Dog … Continue reading

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When your cat’s sick …

When humans feel sick, we want a blanket and a quiet place to rest. If you don’t get those things, you feel stressed and it takes longer to heal. Cats are the same way: When kitties don’t feel well, they … Continue reading

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Can I stop shedding in my pet?

Every pet sheds. It’s a natural process that helps animals adjust to their environment. But how can you tell if your pet sheds a normal amount or way too much? And is there anything you can do about it? Let’s … Continue reading

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The Perfect Scratching Post

Your feline friend deserves the best, right? That means his claws do too. Here’s all you need to know to create the perfect environment for cat-scratching heaven. Scratching is a normal behavior, and you should encourage it by creating places … Continue reading

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Be ready for thunder season: Your noise aversion tools

Did you know that at least one in three dogs suffer from noise aversion? Noise aversion is a fearful reaction to noise. It is stressful for your dog — and is likely also stressful for you. Your dog could be … Continue reading

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