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As we start to venture back out…

running dogs

… keep your pet’s safety in mind as well. Be sure your pets are still on their monthly flea and heartworm prevention.

Off-leash dog parks are an excellent way to socialize your dogs. But there is a considerable risk of them being exposed to intestinal parasites. A study shows that 1 in 5 dogs will be infected with an intestinal parasite that was contracted from an off-leash dog park. 85% of the stool samples collected from dog parks across the united states contained an intestinal parasite.

Intestinal parasites are widespread, and testing is done very quickly with a fecal sample. Your dog’s health can be enhanced with routine fecal parasite tests and a regular administration of medications effective against the most common infections.

Related article: 6 Super Safety Tips for the Dog Park

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COVID-19 Service Announcement

June 29, 2020

Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals adjust to providing care during the re-opening of Florida associated with human coronavirus COVID-19 by continuing Curbside Concierge Service, Telehealth, and Mobile Services, but we look forward to resuming limited in-hospital outpatient appointments as soon as we have sufficient confidence that we can do so safely.

We remain committed to caring for our patients and meeting their health care needs in the safest and best way possible. Be assured that we continue to follow CDC guidelines and federal, state and local recommendations for practicing social distancing. We have established a phased plan to resume normal services to see our patients for healthy pet exams, all procedures and surgeries and urgent care needs.

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