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Which cats need heartworm prevention? All of them

The heartworm disease landscape isn’t what it used to be, which is why it’s so important for the veterinary field to get on the same updated page and prioritize prevention for cats. By Richard Gerhold, DVM, MS, PhD DVM360 MAGAZINE … Continue reading

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The Mood-boosting Power of Pets

Mental health has become a normal conversation for all of us, and we are so grateful for that. People are doing such a wonderful job checking in on one another and reaching out to others who may need someone to … Continue reading

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Pet Disaster Preparedness

Planning ahead is key to keeping your family and pets safe if a disaster strikes. With hurricane season beginning on June 1st, we would like for you all and your pets to be as prepared as possible. The most important … Continue reading

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Socializing Your Puppy While Social Distancing

With coronavirus requiring social distancing between humans, new puppy owners are finding it harder to make sure their puppy learns about the great big world. But it is possible to provide your puppy with much-needed experiences even while you’re social … Continue reading

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Celebrating Earth Day With Your Pet

In the spirit of Earth Day, we wanted to share 6 tips with you to keep your pet “earth-friendly” on Earth Day. 1. Use Biodegradable Dog Waste Bags Plastic grocery bags are a terrible bag to use, as they are … Continue reading

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Coronavirus and Your Pets

At Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals, the health and safety of our clients, patients and employees are top-of-mind concerns amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We want to share information with you about how we continue to operate safely … Continue reading

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Virologist: Highly unlikely cats can transmit COVID-19

Coronavirus can infect cats — dogs, not so much. But scientists say it’s unclear whether felines can spread the virus to people, so pet owners need not panic yet. Some small lab experiments suggest cats might be somewhat susceptible to … Continue reading

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Experts: Don’t worry about catching COVID-19 from Fido

People do not need to worry that they can catch COVID-19 from pets, but they do need to avoid contact with pets if they are sick and wash their hands before and after handling pets, the AVMA and CDC say. … Continue reading

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Prevent Lyme Disease in Your Pet

Some info courtesy of VetStreet and AVMA April is Prevent Lyme Disease in Pets Month. As the weather gets warmer and our pets spend more time outdoors, including beachy and wooded areas, we wanted to answer a few frequently asked … Continue reading

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Virtual Care… 24/7! Videochat with your Veterinarian using the Airvet app.

We now offer the new Airvet app to give clients access to care anytime, anywhere. Connect with your own veterinarian or an in-network Airvet veterinarian within seconds to get answers, do follow-ups, and sometimes just to get reassurance during those … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Service Announcement

July 27, 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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