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Reasons to Spay and Neuter Your Pet

If you grew up in the 80’s or 90’s, then you know the highlight of staying home from school sick was watching “The Price is Right.” For over 30 years, Bob Barker signed off with, “Help control the pet population. Have your pet spayed or neutered.” For those who have grown up in the 2000’s, […]

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Fighting Back Against Animal Abuse

When it comes to animal cruelty, we would certainly all agree that dog fighting rings and animals neglectfully hoarded in inhumane conditions would top the list. A certain YouTuber has been in the news recently after she accidentally posted an unedited video which some say crossed the line. In it, the YouTuber pushes, hits, and […]

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Can You Trust Dr. Google With the Health of Your Pet?

Imagine a doctor that diagnoses medical conditions and dispenses medical advice for FREE! You don’t even have to leave the house! Where do we sign up, right? BUT, the doctor is never available for an appointment to follow up on what he told you; he won’t even pick up the phone when you try to […]

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Are Low-Cost Pet Vaccines Worth It, When Low Cost Has a High Price?

So, you’ve been driving around St. Pete and you’ve seen signs for a low-cost vaccine bus. Seems like a pretty good way to stretch the dollar and still make sure your pet stays healthy, right? Let us explain why that’s so very wrong. Many might say, “Of course you’re against low-cost vaccine pop-ups, they hurt your […]

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How to Deal With People Who Don’t Want to Deal With Your Dog

For dog lovers it can be difficult to imagine anyone NOT feeling the same, but sadly, it’s all too true. Even if someone does exclaim their love for dogs, they may not appreciate your overly-friendly dog jumping on them, pawing their arm, getting in their lap, or otherwise getting in their space. But what if […]

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What to Do for Your Pet After a Near Drowning

A previous blog post focused on keeping your pets safe around pools. This time we want to share what you should do if your pet does manage to fall into the pool, despite your best safety measures. Subheadings on this page: Performing Resuscitation or CPR Watching for Complications Many pet owners mistakenly believe that dogs and cats […]

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Warnings and Recalls—Which Pet Foods Are Safe For Our Pets?

Northeast Animal Hospital has been keeping pet owners up-to-date on recent controversial trends in pet food. Our recent blog post provides guidance to help families understand the issues, along with some pet food brands recommended by our veterinarians. In this article, we want to share some thoughts for owners who still have questions about what they should […]

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How to Pill a Pet If Your Pet is Being a Pill

Humor in the title aside, it can be very frustrating to get your dog to take its medicine, and if your pooch is on daily medication, it can be a tough pill to swallow—for both of you! Some pills just have a bitter flavor, and while some dogs may live in ignorant bliss if you […]

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Beware the Danger of Pet Drowning in Swimming Pools

If you have a swimming pool, or if you take your dog to a place that does, please be aware of the potential for dogs to jump or fall into the pool but not be able to get out! ON THIS PAGE: Know the Risks for Your Dog Safeguard the Pool Area Teach Your Dog How […]

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Traveling With Your Dog to State Parks

We are kicking off a series of blogs entitled, “Traveling With Your Dog to…” to spotlight dog-friendly destinations around the Tampa Bay area. In this first installment, we will be traveling to Hillsborough River State Park to let you in on what you can expect when you go exploring the great outdoors with your dog. […]

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