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When felines attack: 5 reasons cats go berserk

Feline aggression comes in many forms, but there are some innovative tips and approaches for cat owners who own warrior cats. Veterinary behaviorist John Ciribassi, DVM, DACVB, shared thoughts at Fetch dvm360 San Diego on the reasons cats get aggressive … Continue reading

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Cats are just as bonded as dogs to their owners, study says

Cats are often described as aloof, ambivalent and antisocial, but researchers at Oregon State University’s Human-Animal Interaction Lab beg to differ. Results of their new study, published in Current Biology, show that cats display distinct attachment behaviors toward their owners. In … Continue reading

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The Perfect Scratching Post

Your feline friend deserves the best, right? That means his claws do too. Here’s all you need to know to create the perfect environment for cat-scratching heaven. Scratching is a normal behavior, and you should encourage it by creating places … Continue reading

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Study: Noise sensitivity in dogs could be a sign of serious pain

Your dog used to run toward the vacuum cleaner. Now he runs away from it. He didn’t used to be afraid. What changed? A new study conducted by animal behavior scientists from the United Kingdom and Brazil found that dogs who show … Continue reading

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How to Differentiate Incontinence From Behavioral Elimination Problems

If a cat is housesoiling and the owner is finding large pools of urine in a discreet area or small amounts on vertical surfaces, the animal is not incontinent. Urine spraying or marking by a cat is usually a response … Continue reading

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“Is my dog playing … or fighting?”

How to tell the difference between normal play and inappropriate aggression in dogs. Safe, healthy play doesn’t just provide dogs with a good  source of exercise. It can also aid in social development  while building behavioral flexibility and helping the … Continue reading

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Kids Prefer Pets to Siblings

Anyone with siblings may not be surprised to be find that kids have less conflict with their pets than with their brothers or sisters. While many families have pets, there hasn’t been a lot of research done on the importance … Continue reading

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Dogs willing to reward others with food

Dogs are willing to reward others, especially dogs they are familiar with. Researchers from the Messerli Research Institute in Vienna have been testing whether dogs show signs of prosocial behavior—voluntary actions that benefit others. Originally, it was thought only humans … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Service Announcement

June 29, 2020

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 as soon as we have sufficient confidence that we can do so safely.

We remain committed to caring for our patients and meeting their health care needs in the safest and best way possible. Be assured that we continue to follow CDC guidelines and federal, state and local recommendations for practicing social distancing. We have established a phased plan to resume normal services to see our patients for healthy pet exams, all procedures and surgeries and urgent care needs.

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