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New Rules Regarding Reptiles

New rules took place on April 29, 2021 to protect Florida from high-risk, non-native reptiles. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Commission (FWC) is helping people who have pet Green Iguanas and Tegus come into compliance. As part of … Continue reading

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The Mood-boosting Power of Pets

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and something we take very seriously. The Tampa Bay Animal Hospital Group hosts several events for their veterinarians and team members annually to ensure they are taking the care and time they need for … 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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5 Best Tax Deductions For Pet Owners In 2021

The Potential Tax Deductions for Pet Owners Pet-related tax breaks only apply to specific situations. You love your pet, but the IRS may not show you an pet tax deduction love back. 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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25 Cat Breeds That Get along with Dogs

Article courtesy of Newsweek Introducing cats to dogs can be a delicate process, especially since “most cats prefer peace and quiet and tend to be solitary creatures,” says VCA, one of North America’s largest animal hospital chains. But some cat breeds are more compatible with dogs than … Continue reading

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The 25 Dog Breeds With Longest Life Spans

Article courtesy of Newsweek We may not want to think about it, but all pet parents will have to say goodbye to their cherished dogs one day. And although they are sure to be deeply loved no matter how long … Continue reading

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The History of Women in Veterinary Medicine

The early female pioneers in Veterinary Medicine had to overcome many obstacles, challenges, and oppositions. Florence Kimball is widely known as the first American woman to earn her doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1910. Today, according to the American Veterinary … Continue reading

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Dog Allergies

What is an allergy? An allergy is a state of over-reactivity or hypersensitivity of the immune system to a particular substance called an allergen. Most allergens are proteins. “…with allergies, the immune response can actually be harmful to the body. … Continue reading

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Veterinary Care Foundation Donation Drive

We are hosting a virtual donation drive for a program that we hold in very high regard. The Veterinary Care Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable foundation created for the specific purpose of helping veterinary practices fund the discounted and … Continue reading

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