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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 not biodegradable and are suffocating our landfills.

2. Don’t Shop… Adopt!

Overpopulation – and consequently euthanization – is the #1 killer of dogs in the U.S. Visit your local shelter and adopt, or volunteer to be a foster home for a pet.

3. Replace Old Dog Toys with New, Earth Friendly Alternatives

Replace toys that are in bad shape with an earth-friendly alternative. You can even reuse your old cotton socks with missing pairs by turning them into home-made dog toys!

4. Choose an Earth-Friendly dog bed that is filled with a 100% organic or recycled fiber

Many of the dog beds on the market are poor quality and are made from materials that are not good for the environment or your dog. Donate your old dog beds and linens to the pet shelter.

5. Switch to Organic Dog Treats

Organic dog treats do not use the chemicals and preservatives that are found in store-bought treats. Not only are they are better for the planet, they are better for your pet.

6. Use Earth Friendly Dog Grooming Products

Avoid the chemical laden dog shampoos from the big box chains. Move to healthy, natural organic dog grooming products, and your pet (and the planet) will thank you.

At Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals, we do our very best to be as paperless as possible. We recycle all materials we can, like our toner cartridges and shipping containers. We also try to choose greener products and services when we can. Learn more on how you can reduce your environmental footprint at EPA.gov

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COVID-19 Service Announcement

May 12, 2020

Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals adjust to providing care during Phase 1 re-opening of Florida during human coronavirus COVID-19 with continued Curbside Service, Telehealth, Mobile Services, Elective Procedures and More.

The health and safety of our clients and staff is of utmost importance as we continue to provide the best care possible to pets.

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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