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Why Microchip Your Pet? It Could Save Your Pet’s Life!

Pet owners are very passionate about caring for their animals. Many pet owners across the country have gone that extra step to protecting their pets by getting them implanted with a microchip. The microchip is extremely tiny, in most cases less than the size of a grain of rice, and gets implanted by a veterinarian […]

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Canine Influenza Vaccine

In April 2015, a new strain of canine influenza was identified by the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. An older strain, H3N8, has a vaccine and is discussed in this article. The new strain, H3N2, is currently being researched for the development of a vaccine. It is not known whether the H3N8 vaccine will protect against the […]

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Beware of Online Pharmacies and Drugs

“Discount pet drugs—no prescription required” may appeal to pet owners surfing the Web, but FDA experts say it can be risky to buy drugs online from sites that tout this message and others like it. The following are some facts that we would like you to be aware of: The only authorized vendors of these products […]

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Cat Declawing: What you need to know about declaw surgery—and the alternatives

With all the kitten adoptions from this year’s kitten season, we are getting a lot of inquiries on declawing. While we expect some amount of climbing the curtains from rambunctious new kittens, when the behavior turns truly destructive, owners call us looking for solutions. While we will perform a declaw surgery, we do it as […]

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Update on Jerky-related illness

Since 2007, the FDA has received reports of over 3600 pet illnesses which may be related to the consumption of jerky treats. Most of the reported illnesses involve treats that were sourced from China. Of these cases, there were more than 3600 affected dogs, and 10 affected cats; more than 580 of these cases were […]

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Downtown St. Pete is Where it’s At!

Recently we were invited to go hear music outside of The Ale and the Witch on a Saturday night. My husband and I had been craving Thai from Sab Café next door to the pub in the Plaza Tower and I wanted to get some pictures of Downtown St. Pete Animal Hospital, so we jumped at the chance. We arrived […]

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September is Animal Pain Awareness Month

Did you know that we offer state of the art options to speed up healing, give pain relief, and boost the quality of life for our pets? We are proud to offer our patients Cold Laser Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy at our sister practice, Northeast Animal Hospital; but we can also suggest alternative methods […]

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