Monthly Archives: March 2017

Heartworm Disease Prevention: Mosquito Season is All Year Long

Imagine your dog confined to a small crate or kennel night and day for four months or more: no longer able to jump, run or even play. Imagine costly—and painful—treatment necessary to kill the dangerous heartworms infecting your dog’s body. … Continue reading

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Cat + Patio: Build your own “catio”

An awesome DIY for an outdoor patio, for cats. It’s a known fact that the average life span of a cat with free access to roam outdoors is significantly shorter than those kept indoors. Car accidents, access to poisons, cat … Continue reading

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Heartworm Prevention Options For Tampa FL Pet Owners

American Heartworm Society (AHS) survey of U.S. veterinarians finds increase in heartworm-positive cases The GOOD The AHS has unveiled the 2016 Heartworm Incidence Map, based on its nationwide survey. The heartworm tide can be turned. In the AHS survey, a … Continue reading

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Top Ten Toxins in Dogs and Cats in 2016

In time for Poison Prevention Week each year, veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline review the prior year’s case records to identify specific toxins resulting in the most consults from pet owners and veterinarians. Some of the toxins are species specific such … Continue reading

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Looking online for answers before you make an appointment for your pet?

Thinking about consulting “Dr. Google” about your pet’s healthcare? Think twice! We are really only a call or email away! But if you do decide to search the web for medical information about your pet, make sure you’re getting accurate … Continue reading

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Spondylosis Deformans in Cats

What is spondylosis deformans? Spondylosis deformans is a condition that affects the vertebral bones of the spine and is characterized by the presence of bony spurs or ‘osteophytes’ along the edges of the bones of the spine. A bony spur … Continue reading

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Heart Disease in Cats

What types of heart disease do cats get? Heart disease is a serious medical condition in dogs, cats and humans. Cats do not normally develop arteriosclerosis or coronary artery disease, which are both common diseases in humans. In general terms, … Continue reading

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Helping Your Cat With Osteoarthritis

A diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA) in your cat can feel devastating and even overwhelming. After all, we know that OA is a progressive, degenerative disease that will worsen over time. By most estimates, 90% of cats over age 10 are … Continue reading

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Cholangitis/Cholangiohepatitis Syndrome in Cats

What is cholangitis? Cholangitis is a term referring to inflammation of the bile duct. Cholangiohepatitis means inflammation of the bile ducts, gall bladder and surrounding liver tissue. The liver produces bile, which is required for efficient digestion of food. Bile … Continue reading

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Asthma and Bronchitis in Cats

My cat started having coughing spells. I thought she was trying to cough up a hairball. My veterinarian has diagnosed feline asthma and bronchitis. I didn’t know cats could have such a thing. Feline asthma affects a fair number of … Continue reading

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