Tampa Animal and Bird Hospital

Tampa Vet | Veterinarian & Animal Clinic

Site Menu & Locations

A New Mobile App For Your Pet!

Stay on Top of Your Pet’s Health With Our New Mobile App! It’s Here! Download our App on Google Play Store or App Store, and have instant access to your pet’s upcoming appointments, healthcare reminders, daycare & boarding reservations, prescription … Continue reading

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

Risks of Anesthesia Free Pet Dental Cleanings

“Anesthesia free” may seem to most like a less risky procedure for your dog or cat than a veterinary dental cleaning under anesthesia. Of course we all love our pets and are nervous about the idea of them going under anesthesia. … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for your pet, News, Tips & advice, Veterinary Services | Tagged | Comments Off on Risks of Anesthesia Free Pet Dental Cleanings

Healthy Mouth For A Healthy Pet – February is Pet Dental Month!

Why Dental Care? Dental care of dogs and cats is one of the most commonly overlooked areas of pet health care. In fact, a recent AAHA study showed that approximately two-thirds of pet owners do not provide the dental care … Continue reading

Posted in News, Press, Tips & advice, Veterinary Services | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Healthy Mouth For A Healthy Pet – February is Pet Dental Month!

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

Why Does My Veterinarian Charge So Much?

This is a common question posed by concerned pet owners. As a veterinarian and a pet owner, I understand the financial burden of caring for a pet as well as the mechanics of running a veterinary practice. While I can’t … Continue reading

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

Help! Does my dog have OCD?

Just like people, dogs can have compulsions that cause them stress and anxiety. Here’s what you need to know about compulsive behaviors in your dog. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in humans is characterized by repeating thoughts (obsessions) and activities (compulsions) … Continue reading

Posted in News, Press, Tips & advice, Veterinary Services | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Understanding food allergy in dogs

To understand food allergy, you first need to know how dogs’ allergies work. In a nutshell, an allergy is when an animal’s immune system identifies something that is harmless as a threat. The dog’s body then mounts a response to … Continue reading

Posted in From Our Clients, News, Tips & advice, Veterinary Services | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

International Pet Travel: Do You Meet The Requirements?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has launched a new Web site devoted to international pet travel. Pets are often considered part of the family, but traveling with a pet isn’t as simple … Continue reading

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

Prevent a Lifetime of Suffering: Screening and Treatment of Puppies for Hip Laxity and Hip Dysplasia

What is Hip Dysplasia? Hip dysplasia is the abnormal development of the hip joint characterized by excessive hip laxity that leads to osteoarthritis. It is the most commonly inherited orthopedic disease in dogs. Hip dysplasia is one of the most … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for your pet, Tips & advice, Veterinary Services | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Prevent a Lifetime of Suffering: Screening and Treatment of Puppies for Hip Laxity and Hip Dysplasia

Microchips Save Lives

Despite your best efforts, your dog or cat has slipped out an open door and disappeared. If he’s wearing a collar and identification tag, chances are good that you’ll get him back. But what if the collar comes off or he … Continue reading

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