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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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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. Last year, over 13,000 animals were euthanized in Hillsborough County alone (that’s over 250 pets per week!). … Continue reading

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BPA from canned foods may be harming dogs

A study by veterinarians at the University of Missouri found that dogs’ levels of the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A nearly tripled after the animals ate a canned-food diet for two weeks, and the exposure was associated with metabolic and microbiome … Continue reading

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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

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The Benefits of Walking Your Dog

When you say, “It’s time to walk the dog,” many people assume that your pup needs to potty. Yes, walking the dog is essential to keeping the household carpet unblemished, but taking a stroll with your pooch provides many other … Continue reading

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Protect Your Pets From The Cold

Cold Weather Is Here:  Fewer and fewer pets live outside as the human animal bond gets stronger.  Many of our family pets have migrated from our backyards to our bedrooms.  But, for those pets that live outside or stay out for … Continue reading

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Keep Holiday Foods Away From Your Pets

It’s the time of year when we gather together with our family and friends to give thanks, gifts, and most of all, food. Our pets are part of the family too, and you may be thinking about allowing them to … 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 them with scraps from the … Continue reading

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Why Preventive Health Care is Important for Cats

Remember the old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? Those words directly relate to the healthcare of our cats. Avoiding illness is always better than treating it, so let’s explore ways to “prevent” rather than … Continue reading

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Are over-the-counter medications safe for my dog?

Our dogs are part of the family. They keep us company, play games with us, and provide emotional support. In other words, they are almost human, so it’s understandable that we reach for human medications when they feel poorly. Before … Continue reading

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