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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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Are You Stressing Out Over Your Stressed Cat?

Cats seem so chill, but the phrase “scaredy cat” was coined for a reason. Would you know if your cat was experiencing stress? Where does feline stress come from, and how can you recognize the symptoms? Most importantly, what can you do to help? What is feline stress? Where does it come from? Feline anxiety […]

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Walk Your Dog and Unleash Better Health

If you are one of millions having trouble sticking to an exercise program, help could be as close as your best friend at the end of the leash! ON THIS PAGE: Walking your dog is healthy for you Walking is good for your dog too A walking schedule is another “best friend” If you’re a dog […]

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We “Heart” Cats and So Do Heartworms

It’s a silent killer that has no cure, but it’s easily prevented. We may think of heartworm disease as a dog problem, and while more dogs than cats contract heartworms, mosquitoes find cats just as tempting of a meal as they do dogs. One shelter found during a year-long study that 26% of cats had […]

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