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Why Vaccines Are Important – Cat Edition

You’re taking a trip to the veterinarian’s office for your cat’s annual vaccines. This is a time to get any questions you may have about your kitty’s health answered. But sometimes, there are questions you just don’t think to ask. Like, what are all those abbreviations on your invoice, such as FVRCP? And, for that […]

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Sunshine Kitty Catfe – Hang Out with Adoptable Cats!

After much anticipation, St Pete’s first cat lounge opened up in June of 2020. Opening during a pandemic isn’t easy, but Sunshine Kitty Catfe offered what so many people needed, a place to safely hang out with warm furballs of purring comfort! When you walk through the door of Sunshine Kitty Catfe, you are greeted by Amanda […]

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Pet Dental Health – Frequently Asked Questions

It’s our August Dental Month and we couldn’t think of a better way to observe it than to answer some of your most asked questions about dental health. A special thank you to Dr. Benham, for sharing her expertise and insight. Dr. Benham has a passion for dental health, and while she’s not a certified veterinary […]

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To Keep or Rehome: The Plight of the COVID-19 Pandemic Dog

For better or worse, many people’s lives are vastly different than they were pre-pandemic. After adjusting to a “new normal,” including working from home, some employers want us to go back to our “old normal” and return to our office jobs. If you adopted a dog during COVID-19, it can be a difficult adjustment for […]

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Red Tide: Red Alert for Dogs!

If you haven’t personally seen or smelled it, then no doubt you’ve likely heard of it: Red tide. ON THIS PAGE: Why so much red tide this year? Why is red tide so dangerous? What can I do to keep my dog safe? Red Tide Safety Tips Red Tide Facts While red tide is nothing […]

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Mutts and Purebreds: Is One Healthier Than the Other?

“Mutts are healthier than purebreds.” Maybe you’ve heard that before. But where did that idea come from, and what is the truth of the matter? ON THIS PAGE: Can We “Design” Healthier Dogs? What Factors May Determine Health in Breeding? What Do Research and Experience Tell Us? Which Have Better Health Chances? Can We “Design” […]

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Beware the Danger of Leaving Pets in a Hot Car

The temperature outside is 93°F. The sky is partly cloudy, and the relative humidity is 53%. A light-grey minivan sits in a parking lot with its two front windows open about one-and-a-half inches. At 2:30 PM, when the van is parked, the temperature inside the vehicle matches the temperature outside—93°F. After 10 minutes, the temperature […]

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What Veterinarians Wish Every New Pet Parent Knew

Recently a friend was asking if it was okay that her new puppy had just swallowed a piece of rawhide. Being a first time dog owner as an adult, she was naturally worried and wanted to do the best thing for her new “baby.” After receiving instructions on the symptoms to watch for in the […]

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What’s Your Defense Position for Mosquito Season?

The mosquito season is upon us! They aren’t just a nuisance; some mosquitoes may carry diseases that can cause Heartworm Disease or West Nile virus illness. Here are a few simple things that you can do to protect yourselves and your pets from mosquito-borne diseases. Drain standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying Drain water from […]

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Traveling With Your Dog Camping

We hope you’re enjoying our “Traveling With Your Dog…” series about local places you can enjoy with your pet! A lot of things have changed in 2020, including the way we vacation. For a while, we weren’t able to vacation at all. Even now, with restrictions beginning to lift but news of possible new COVID strains developing, […]

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