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November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

We love our senior pets—that’s why we are thrilled that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! If you’ve been thinking about adding a four-legged-friend to your family, consider opening your home and your heart to an older dog or … Continue reading

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November is National Pet Diabetes Month

If you didn’t know your dog or cat could develop diabetes, you’re not alone. Many owners don’t realize diabetes can affect pets too, so learning that your dog or cat has the condition can leave you with many questions. While … Continue reading

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Scariest Halloween Hazards

It’s almost the spookiest night of the year! During the week of Halloween, call volumes at Pet Poison Helpline increase significantly, making it consistently one of their busiest weeks of the year. While most of the calls involve dogs of … Continue reading

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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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