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The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

The human and animal bond is important to many of us. More and more, we see people treat their pets as an important member of their family. They are making appearances in holiday cards, having their own birthday parties, going to day care. There are many studies that have shown that the bond between people and their pets can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring so much happiness to their owners. And the best part is that they don’t go away to college!

Some of the health benefits of having a pet include:

  • Decreased blood pressure.
  • Decreased cholesterol levels.
  • Decreased triglyceride levels.
  • Decreased feelings of loneliness.
  • Increased opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities.
  • Increased opportunities for socialization.

Read more at: https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/health-benefits/index.html

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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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