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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 reminder is that your pets should never be left behind to fend for themselves. If it is not safe for you, it is definitely not safe for them. Always find a way to either take them with you, or ensure their safety with friends and family, or in a boarding facility. Be sure to have enough carriers for each pet, and have a plan on where you are going. Remember, your pets are worried and scared just like you. Comfort them and help them feel secure in an emergency.

Follow these tips to make an emergency plan for your pets:

  • Microchip your pets.
  • Keep a collar and tag on cats and dogs.
  • Plan a pet friendly place to stay.
  • Prepare an emergency kit for each animal.
  • Identify emergency veterinary facilities outside your immediate area.
  • Plan for temporary confinement.
  • Know where to search for lost animals.
  • Enlist family members (Including children) in this emergency plan.

Read more here.

Also see: Hurricane Preparedness For Your Pet

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COVID-19 Service Announcement

August 11, 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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