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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. Is Revolution necessary for indoor cats?

In Florida, all dogs and cats are susceptible to getting intestinal parasites and heartworms.  Even though your cat may ‘never go outside’, a single mosquito can get into your home and bite your cat and give him/her heartworms.  Also, fleas … Continue reading

Q. What is the difference between a laser declaw procedure and conventional declaw procedure?

Scratching with the front claws is normal, instinctive behavior for cats. The purpose of this activity is to remove old, worn fragments of their nails. Though scratching is normal for cats, this behavior can be destructive and costly in the home. … Continue reading

Q. What’s the best cat litter to use?

There are many types of cat litter.  Certainly you would need to find a product that clumps, is easy to retrieve from the cat litter box and has low dust.  Cats can have ‘litter box aversion’, so the priority would … Continue reading

Q. What cat food can I use to stop hairballs and vomiting?

Grooming, brushing or combing your cat will be your best defense against hairballs.  Before you assume that your vomiting pet is vomiting because of hairballs, don’t forget that there are many, many diseases that can cause vomiting.  Just because you … Continue reading

Q. How much is it to neuter my 10 month old cat?

It would start with you dropping him off at our office in the morning between 7:30a and 9a. If you have any previous medical records including vaccination status we ask that you please bring them in with you. We do … Continue reading

Q. How do my pets’ needs change as they age?

As our pets age there are changes in just about every system in their bodies.  The pumping function of the heart becomes less efficient; the liver and kidneys decrease in weight and their ability to filter toxins decreases; the thyroid … Continue reading

Q. I’ve been considering declawing my cat. Are there other options?

The first thing to try is behavior modification at home. You can do this in several ways. Start by acquiring a scratching post so there is a “safe place” for your kitty to file his/her nails down to prevent overgrowth. … Continue reading

Q. Is pet insurance a good idea?

We think pet insurance is a good idea. When you have pet insurance, you have peace of mind that if anything unexpected happens to your pet, you can do whatever it takes to care for them.  It protects you against … Continue reading

Q. I think my dog has arthritis….is there anything that can be done?

The term arthritis is used for any abnormal change in the joint. The normal joint has cartilage and fluid that act as a cushion and prevent two bones from rubbing together. As arthritis progresses, these cushions degrade and the joint … Continue reading

Q. Are dental programs without anesthesia safe?

Q. I recently received an email about Tsai getting a dental. He is 14 years old and while mostly in good health, anesthesia is always a concern. Another animal hospital is promoting a full dental program WITHOUT anesthesia. Do you … Continue reading