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Debunking the myths about spaying and neutering

There are many reasons why it is important to spay or neuter your pet – including the over-population of domesticated cats and dogs. Last year, over 13,000 animals were euthanized in Hillsborough County alone (that’s over 250 pets per week!). … Continue reading

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Parasite Preventative Medication Comparison Chart

Some of the most common conditions we deal with in our patients in the state of Florida are parasitic infestations. The climate that we all enjoy in our great state also presents the ideal conditions for a variety of parasitic … Continue reading

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Common Conditions Annual Costs for Cats

Below are conditions and associated costs most likely to occur to cats based on Trupanion’s claim data. Kitten VOMITING AND DIARRHEA Average Cost: $300 to $500 Claim Frequency: 6.5% likely to develop this condition UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION Average Cost: $100 … Continue reading

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Common Conditions Annual Costs for Dogs

Below are conditions and associated costs most likely to occur to certain dog breeds based on Trupanion’s claim data. Click on the breed of dog below for each breed’s information. LABRADOR RETRIEVER GERMAN SHEPHERD GOLDEN RETRIEVER BOXER GOLDENDOODLE LABRADOODLE CHIHUAHUA … Continue reading

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Getting Your Cat to the Veterinarian

Providing good health care, especially preventive health care, can allow your cats to have longer, more comfortable lives. However, this cannot happen unless they see the veterinarian for needed care. Many cats dislike going to the veterinarian… Continue reading

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FDA Recalls Several Brands of Dry Dog Foods

The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about several recalls of potentially dangerous dry dog foods. The FDA has recalled nine dry dog food brands after receiving complaints that the dogs consuming these brands experienced vitamin D toxicity. … Continue reading

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The Deep-Cleaning Power of Cat Tongues

Cats are remarkably fussy creatures who spend up to 50% of their waking hours licking and grooming their fur. Imagine how clean your house would be if they applied just a fraction of that energy to licking and grooming your … Continue reading

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Fleas: Understanding Their Life Cycle So You Can Stop Them

Any pet owner who’s had trouble with fleas on a dog or cat knows how quickly an infestation of these pint-sized pests can spiral out of control. But how does it go from one flea to hundreds–even thousands–so quickly? Here’s … Continue reading

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Feline House-Soiling

House-soiling is one of the most common reasons why pet owners abandon or relinquish their cats. Unfortunately, these cats frequently end up in shelters where they often are euthanized. House-soiling can be a complex problem to solve, but there are … Continue reading

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Feeding Cats – Addressing Behavioral Needs

What we feed our cats is very important, but so is how we feed them. How we feed our cats can affect them physically and emotionally. All cats are carnivores (meat eaters), so they have a strong hunting instinct. They … Continue reading

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