Tag Archives: pet health

Time to clean your pet’s ears?

Tampa Veterinarians see a lot of patients with ear infections. In fact, it’s the second most common reason for a client visit, according to pet health insurer, VPI Pet Insurance. With ear problems prompting so many trips to the vet, … Continue reading

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May 5th – 11th is National Pet Week

Get ready for National Pet Week starting on May 5th! National Pet Week promotes responsible pet ownership, makes people aware of the benefits of pets for people and people for pets, increases public awareness of services available from professionals who … Continue reading

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5 Easy & Simple Steps to Better Health for Your Cat

A regular exam every 6 months – Your doctor can explain the benefits to you today. Regular lab testing – This is to check for common diseases like hyperthyroidism, diabetes, and kidney disease. A quality cat food – Food should … Continue reading

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Know the Signs Your Cat May Be Sick

All cats need at least an annual preventive care exam to verify that they’re healthy and not harboring some hidden illness. It is extremely difficult to tell when a cat is sick or hurting, so when owners are unaware of … Continue reading

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Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth With The Proper Toothpaste

Regular brushing of your dog or cat’s teeth is a great step towards maintaining their dental health. But in doing so, don’t make the mistake of using the wrong toothpaste. When brushing your pet’s teeth, make sure you use toothpaste … Continue reading

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Tricks for pilling your pet

Giving your pet the medication they need at home can seem overwhelming for many pet owners; here are a few tips and tricks to ease the pain of pilling your pet. “Sasha doesn’t like pills, but she loves treats.” Get … Continue reading

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Dr. Lassett on The Costs of Caring for an Elderly Pet

Our own Dr. Lassett was on Fox 13 News discussing the care required for elderly pets. (See video at end of this article) By: Cynthia Smoot, FOX 13 News     We’re a nation of pet lovers, sharing our homes … Continue reading

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Research Shows Weight, Parasites Are Problematic For Cats

Sometimes studies reveal the unexpected, sometimes they confirm previous findings and sometimes they further prove what we’ve suspected all along. Here are some cat health news items, based on recent outcomes of research studies. Fat Cats Getting Fatter Obesity is … Continue reading

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Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy in Tampa

By Link V. Welborn, DVM, DABVP   Regular visits to your veterinarian: Just as the American Dental Association has recommended regular dental check-ups for people for many years, the American Animal Hospital Association – American Veterinary Medical Association Canine and … Continue reading

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