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We all know that pet ownership isn’t always easy — but our team of veterinarians and veterinary experts are here to help! Have you noticed a behavior change in your animal recently? Or perhaps you’re not sure if you need to bring them in to our animal clinic, or just wait it out?

You can send questions directly to our animal hospital and our team of veterinarians will promptly provide our insight!

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Q. Im a first time pet owner, my father gave me a baby pomeranian chihuahua. Not sure exactly how old she is but what advise can you give regarding the first visit as far as when and how often?

Congrats! Dog ownership is a big deal, so you will want to get off on the right foot.  The first doctor’s visit is really important.  Puppies are to have a series of examinations, tests and vaccinations every 3 weeks for the … Continue reading

Q. Are there alternative methods to neuter a dog other than castration?

Q: I just bought a 7 mo old AKC Reg. english toy spaniel with the hopes of breeding him to my 3 yr old female AKC reg english toy spaniel at her next heat which will be about 6 more … Continue reading

Q. Is there a medication or something other than steroid shots which would alleviate the itching/scratching in my dog?

Q: I have a 14 month old Golden Retriever who developed itching problems approximately 3-4 months ago. He had a steroid shot in early May which the Vet said should ease the symptons and provide relief for 3-4 weeks. The … Continue reading

Q. I have a Lab with two bad hips and I am interested in the FHO surgery. Do you do this type of surgery on a large dog and what is the fee for this?

Thank you for your inquiry.  In general, prior to deciding the best solution for a serious hip disease correction, a comprehensive physical examination would need to completed and diagnostic radiographs would need to be taken.  Assuming we have that information, and assuming that … Continue reading

Q. My 11 y/o Toy Poodle has developed cataracts in both eyes. I live in Sarasota, Fl. Is there a veterinary opthalmologist in central Florida that you recommend?

Really sorry to hear… We recommend Dr. Dan Wolf, veterinary ophthalmologist, here in Tampa: 7512 Paula Dr. Tampa, Florida, 33615 phone: (813) 881 9799

Q. I’m moving out of the country with my Yorkie and need a USDA-accredited veterinarian. If you are, please let me how much are your sevices.

Hope you have safe travels! We have 3 locations that will be able to help you.  If you are in the Westchase/Town N Country area call 813 885 4477, if you are in the Temple Terrace area call 813 988 … Continue reading

Q. My 10 year old red nose pitbull had blood in his stool this morning. Should we bring him in now?

Q: Hi – My family is new to the area and hasn’t found a vet for our 10 year old red nose pit bull. Our baby is up to date on all of his shots and take heart worm preventatives. … Continue reading

Q. My recently adopted dog seems to have a loss of appetite has thrown up twice now over the last two days. What should I do?

Q: I recently adopted a dog from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, about two and a half weeks ago. She has been healthy and normal, in regards to energy and eating habits. The past two days she seems to … Continue reading

Q. I am looking for a vet in the Oldsmar/Palm Harbor area who has sufficient experience with English Bulldogs. Does your clinic have said experience or can you recommend a vet in the area that does?

Thanks for writing us!  Dr. Timothy Lassett is board certified in canine medicine.  This means that he has completed a significantly higher level of veterinary study than a regular veterinarian.  He is 1 of only 4 veterinarians in Hillsborough County … Continue reading

Q. My 1 yr old hound/Ridgeback mix may need surgery for possible luxating patella. I am looking for an estimate of roughly how much the x rays, surgery and recovery would be. I do not qualify for CareCredit or Citi Health and we do not have Pet Insurance. Thank You for your help.

The first step with a pet with a possible luxating patella would be an examination with a veterinarian that has experience with luxating patellas and the associated surgery. This would cost around $55. X-rays might be recommended afterward. The cost … Continue reading