Tampa Animal and Bird Hospital

Tampa Vet | Veterinarian & Animal Clinic

Site Menu & Locations

Prevent Lyme Disease in Your Pet

Some info courtesy of VetStreet and AVMA April is Prevent Lyme Disease in Pets Month. As the weather gets warmer and our pets spend more time outdoors, including beachy and wooded areas, we wanted to answer a few frequently asked … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for your pet, News, Tips & advice | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Prevent Lyme Disease in Your Pet

Rabies Notification

The Florida Department of Health- Hillsborough has identified a bat that has tested positive for rabies. The bat was found near the 1300 block of N. Westshore Blvd in the 33607 area of Hillsborough County. At this time only one … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for your pet, News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Microchipping of Animals FAQ

Q:  What is a microchip? A:  A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not have a battery—it is activated by … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for your pet, News, Tips & advice, Veterinary Services | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

First Aid Tips for Pet Owners

What would you do if  …your dog ate the bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips that was left out on the kitchen counter?  …your cat had a seizure right in front of you?  …your dog fell down the stairs and started … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for your pet, News, Tips & advice | Tagged | Leave a comment

American Red Cross offers Pet First Aid App

Pets are an important part of our families, and a new Red Cross Pet First Aid App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available. … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for your pet, News | Tagged | Leave a comment

How Can I Tell If My Pet Is Overweight?

Body condition scoring is a way to determine if a pet is underweight, ideal weight, or overweight. Discuss your pet’s current and ideal weight with your veterinarian. Use the chart below to determine your pet’s current body condition. Click image … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for your pet, News | Leave a comment

Why Old Dogs and Cats Need New Tricks

Play and activity in pets may stave off cognitive decline and improve cognition in those already starting to slope downward. As medical science extends the lifespan of pets, age-related cognitive decline in cats and dogs is on the rise. Clinical … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for your pet, News, Tips & advice | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Foolproof Steps For a Wildlife-Proof Backyard

Those pesky varmints have been living and eating with you for free. What do you get in return? Parasites and a whole lot of headaches. Here’s how to keep wildlife at bay. Before we start wildlife-proofing, it’s important to know … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for your pet, News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Exercise and Your Obese Cat

My cat is overweight, and I have tried putting him on different diets from the veterinarian but without success. Is there anything else I can do to help him lose weight? Losing weight is often a difficult process and animals, … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for your pet, News, Tips & advice | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Top 5 New Year Resolutions for Your Pets

Thinking about making 2018 an even healthier year for your 4 legged companion? You are in good company! Here are the top 5 resolutions we hear from our clients: 1. Save more money every month for my pet’s annual care … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for your pet, News, Tips & advice | Leave a comment