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Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

By Dr. Christine Simon Tampa, FL – Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) refers to a group of urinary tract diseases which can cause discomfort, inappropriate urination, bloody urine and most seriously urinary tract obstruction. Causes include crystals (which may … Continue reading

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October “To Do” List: Adopt A New Pal

October is National Adopt-a-Shelter Pet Month, and your local animal shelter and animal services have hundreds of tail-wagging candidates waiting to be your best friend. All adoptables usually come spayed/neutered, vaccinated, licensed, and microchipped. Also, here at Tampa Bay Animal … Continue reading

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Canine and Feline Wellness Guidelines

Comprehensive Physical Examination by the Veterinarian This Comprehensive Physical Examination is the most important part of any preventative health care plan. The veterinarian will examine your pet from head to toe evaluating every organ system. You will be provided a … Continue reading

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Senior Pet Care: How do my pet’s needs change as they age?

Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, and the proper senior pet care, pets in Tampa are living longer than ever before. However with this increased lifespan comes an increase in the types of ailments that can afflict senior pets. As … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Safety Tips for Pets

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to reward Rover with scraps from the … Continue reading

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Stress Free Veterinary Visits For Your Cat

A stress free cat is a happy cat. Many cats do not enjoy visiting the veterinarian. Fear is the primary cause of misbehavior. Knowing this can help prevent problematic veterinary visits. GETTING THE CAT INTO THE CARRIER Keep the carrier … Continue reading

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Rebranding The Cat

Cats have gotten a bad rap over the years: as bird-killers, standoffish snobs, fearful under-bed-hiders—and let’s not even talk about the crazy cat lady. But the fortunes of the cat are changing, thanks in no small part to the Internet, … 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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Have You Heard? Voice recognition: Does your cat know it’s you?

Courtesy of Veterinary Medicine Numerous studies have demonstrated that dogs recognize and communicate with their owners. But the responses of cats to their owners and their ability to discriminate between their owners and strangers is still poorly understood. Can a … Continue reading

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Prevent Lyme Disease in Your Pet

Some info courtesy of VetStreet 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 questions about … Continue reading

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