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Helping Our Pets Adjust When We Return to Work

As pet owners begin to return to work, we can’t expect our pets to understand that it’s back to business as usual. If you adopted a dog during the pandemic, and are wondering whether you will keep or “rehome” your new pet, please read our post with tips to help you through the decision. ON […]

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Responsible Pet Adoption in the Time of COVID-19

We are encouraged that officials are now so focused on efforts to gradually return our communities back to normal after the threat of COVID-19 has passed. Sadly though, many people still find themselves isolated, furloughed, or without a job right now; and their time at home is spent in anxious worry. At the same time, […]

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Working From Home with Your Pet

We think it’s safe to say that most of us are bored these days. It seems forever ago that we could grab dinner or a drink with our friends; go to concerts or to the theater; or enjoy one of the many markets, festivals, or other events that St. Petersburg does so well. But have […]

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Staying Home with Your Pet Amidst COVID-19

Life has definitely changed in the past several of weeks. Daily we hear of more and more store, restaurant, and beach closures and of event cancellations. “Social distancing” has become part of our everyday vernacular. In St. Petersburg, for now, we are still allowed—among other things—to go to the grocery store and to the park. […]

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Pets and the Novel Coronavirus

When the current outbreak of novel coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, first came to light in December 2019, researchers indicated that animals were the likely source of the virus. So people are naturally asking, Can my pet contract and transmit this virus? That question has become even more valid after one dog, the pet of an infected owner […]

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Is It Safe to Sleep with Your Pet?

You lock the doors, set the burglar alarm, and climb into bed, with the family dog following close behind. As Fido settles in next to you—in his usual spot under the covers—you feel safe and secure. But are you really? Could there be hidden dangers in your own bedroom, just waiting to attack? We are […]

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A New Leaf—Some Pet Goals for the New Year

A new year is a great time to turn over a new leaf, so whether you’re a dog, cat, or pet owner, here are some ideas for you: Dog goals for the coming year I will not stand on the dishwasher door to “prewash” the dishes. I will not come parading out in Mom’s underwear […]

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A Matter of Time, and How to Find It

“Time poor.” That’s a term we just learned. It seems we are busier than ever these days, despite the fact that technology was supposed to make our lives more productive with less time and energy spent. A study in 2008 (can you believe that was almost 12 years ago?!) revealed that American’s leisure time dropped […]

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Grain-Free and Exotic Ingredient Pet Food Diets

Update: For an explanation of the latest findings of the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration), including a list of pet food brands linked to heart disease, click here. Update: Please read our blog post of July 19, 2019 with some important information you should consider before changing your pet’s food to a raw or homemade diet. Update: Please view the […]

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Calling All Dogs: Popular Pet Names

We come across some unusual pet names here at Northeast Animal Hospital—”Buford Von Puppyheimer III” is one that readily comes to mind. But according to the website, Rover.com, it’s really not that odd. Some of the most unusual names in 2018 included Jimmy Chew, Beau Dacious, and Salvador Dogi. When it comes to uncommon names, you […]

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