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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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Puppy Training Tampa: Teaching Your Puppy to Mind Her Manners

Puppy training should begin from the moment you bring your new pet home – it will go much faster and smoother when your pet is young. Early training can help in such important areas as communicating with your pet, training … 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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Help Your Companion Keep His Cool in Spite of Summer’s Heat!

A primer on helping your dog survive the dog days of summer: Protecting your pets from summer heat Many folks look forward to some fun in these lazy and hazy summer days, but pet owners need to know that summer … Continue reading

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In Honor Of Memorial Day – 7 Famous Dogs Of War

On Memorial Day, our thoughts turn to all of the fallen heroes who fought for our country. In every Military conflict in our nation’s history, you will find stories of canine heroes. Dogs have played vital roles as mascots, guards, … 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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Signs that your dog may have Arthritis

Arthritis is one of the oldest diseases in history. We know that the dinosaurs had it and there is evidence that early humans lived with the same chronic aches and pains. So it makes sense that Dogs Get Arthritis, too. … Continue reading

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Debunking the myths about spaying and neutering

There are many reasons why it is important to spay or neuter your pet – including the over-population of domesticated cats and dogs.  In 2011, over 13,000 animals were euthanized in Hillsborough County alone (that’s over 250 pets per week!). … Continue reading

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