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Is it ‘cattitude,’ or is that feline in pain?

Identifying and responding appropriately to both acute and chronic pain requires an understanding of the nuances of feline behavior. Deciphering feline behavior has always been somewhat challenging, and that may be particularly true when it comes to identifying pain-related behavior … Continue reading

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Are we stressing our cats out?

Eating issues in cats—whether too much or too little—may have a behavioral cause. Here’s why, and what to do about it. When a cat stops eating, or its appetite tapers off, it is reasonable to look for a medical explanation. … Continue reading

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September 28th is World Rabies Day. Here’s Some Rabies Prevention Tips for Pet Owners.

Rabies is a serious and fatal virus that is usually transmitted by bite wounds, often from infected wildlife. This virus infects cells of the nervous system, can cause unusual behavior, and can even lead to aggression. Luckily all of our … Continue reading

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In-hospital, Curbside, Telehealth, Mobile Services, and More

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 soon Continue reading

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Grain-Free Diets Have Been Linked to Serious Heart Problems in Dogs

The FDA and other researchers are investigating the link between grain-free dog food and a heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy. By Leslie Nemo, Discover For the past two years, the FDA has been investigating a strange development in dog health. The agency … Continue reading

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The Best Pet Insurance Companies of 2020

We love our pets. More and more Americans welcome dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and fish into our families — even as the cost of owning a pet increases. Studies have shown that owning a dog can cost $42,000 over 10 years. Cat … Continue reading

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Tampa named most pet-friendly city

WalletHub survey has named Tampa the top pet-friendly city in the U.S., with St. Petersburg at no. 26. Lots of veterinarians, dog parks and pet-friendly restaurants propelled Tampa to the top among 100 U.S. cities in a new survey by the … Continue reading

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National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

Here are a few reasons not to postpone your cat’s check-up visit Cats age MUCH more rapidly than humans A cat reaches the human age of 15 by its first year and 24 by its second year. Each year after, … Continue reading

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Pet Fire Safety Tips

According to the United States Fire Administration, an estimated half million pets are affected annually by fires. With July 15th recognized as National Pet Fire Safety Day,  The Red Cross has identified several ways to help you and your pet … Continue reading

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Noise Phobia and Your Pets

Did you know that at least one in three dogs suffer from noise aversion? Noise aversion is a fearful reaction to noise. It is stressful for your dog — and is likely also stressful for you. According to the American … Continue reading

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