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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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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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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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Dieting felines don’t hold a grudge

If you’ve ever been on a diet, you know it can make you cranky. Is the same true for our feline friends? Not necessarily, a recent study suggests. Researchers from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine put felines on two … Continue reading

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Dieting dogs prone to weight regain

Have you ever lost weight on a diet, only to gain the weight back again after you stop dieting? Turns out the same thing happens to dogs. About half of obese dogs that successfully lose weight will regain weight after … Continue reading

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Healthy Exercise for Dogs

Just like humans, dogs derive health benefits from regular exercise. An important aspect of facilitating, enhancing, lengthening, and strengthening our relationships with our canine companions is to keep them strong and fit through physical activity. Obesity is on the rise … Continue reading

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How do we know if a feline patient is in pain? A new study has documented the signs.

Academics and clinical practitioners from across the globe with specializations in internal medicine, anesthesiology, oncology, dentistry, behavior, dermatology, ophthalmology, and neurology have identified 25 behavioral signs that cats display which could indicate that they are suffering pain. The research was published in … Continue reading

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Poison Prevention For Your Pet

March 20-26, 2016 is National Poison Prevention Week. Although human and veterinary drugs are the most obvious sources of pet poisoning, some seemingly innocuous things around your home can be harmful—even fatal—to your pet. A growing epidemic Each year thousands … Continue reading

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Cat tests positive for rabies in Hillsborough

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County, has issued a rabies alert for the area near Mallory Square Drive Tampa. This alert is in response to a cat that tested positive for rabies. All residents of Hillsborough County should … Continue reading

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