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5 Facts About Ear Infection in Pets

Ear inflammation and infection – “Otitis externa” is the fancy medical term for inflammation or infection of your pet’s outer ear canal. Here are some things some folks believe about recurring ear problems … and the facts. You might think … Continue reading

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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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‘Tis The Season: Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Holiday Pet Safety Tips: As the holiday season arrives, it means that it is time to get all of our adornment out and begin decorating.  As our lights and trees go up, so do the very beautiful trinkets and glitz.  … Continue reading

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Holiday Pet Hazards

While you are busy making your festive plans for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas, please don’t forget to include your pets. The holidays are a time for giving, but there are some things you should not share with your furry friends. … Continue reading

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The Truth About “Anesthesia-Free Dentals”

Thinking about having a groomer or pet store clerk clean your pet’s teeth? Not so fast – dental care is a lot more than cosmetic. ‘Anesthesia-free dentals’ are misleading and could potentially be harmful to your pet’s long term health. … Continue reading

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Show us Your Ticks!

If your dog or cat has a tick, we want it! We are asking you to help us investigate which ticks are infesting dogs and cats across the country. Did you know that both dogs and cats can be infested … Continue reading

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Don’t use your dog’s flea and tick medicine on your cat!

Sharing isn’t always caring—especially when it can cause harm to your cat. Learn why dog flea and tick preventives should never be used on cats and what you can do to keep your feline friend safe. What you know: Flea … Continue reading

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Are Booster Vaccines Necessary for Dogs?

Primary vaccination is essential in order to prevent the once common deadly puppy diseases. However, recent research indicates that not all vaccines require yearly boosters. There is no evidence that annual booster vaccination is anything but beneficial to the majority … Continue reading

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10 Signs of Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats

Persistent cough* Difficulty breathing* Fainting/collapsing* Abdominal swelling/distention* Less tolerance to excercise Heart murmur Change in heart rate Change in body weight Restless or hiding Loss of appetite * signs that should always warrant a visit to the vet Valvular disease … Continue reading

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Can I stop shedding in my pet?

Every pet sheds. It’s a natural process that helps animals adjust to their environment. But how can you tell if your pet sheds a normal amount or way too much? And is there anything you can do about it? Let’s … Continue reading

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