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FAQs About Pet Microchipping for Dogs and Cats

Thousands of pet cats and dogs get lost every year in the United States. The biggest reason why lost pets are sent to animal shelters rather than to their owners is because of the lack of a proper identification on them. That’s why scientists and technologists have come out with something really quite remarkable – […]

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Importance of Taking Dental X-rays and Dental Cleaning

Taking dental radiographs, or x-rays, is part of a complete oral exam and is good veterinary medicine. Even when the teeth look healthy above the gum line, dental disease can be lurking below where 75% of the tooth structure lies. With the use of dental radiographs, we can find issues with your pet’s teeth before […]

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Oral Assessment and Dental Cleaning

Have you ever wondered what goes on when your pet comes for a “dental cleaning”—or to be more precise, a Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment (COHAT)? Here, we will give you more insight into what a COHAT (dental cleaning) involves at our hospital. Veterinary Nurse Pre-Dental Evaluation It all starts the morning of the […]

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It’s Flu Season! Has Your Dog Gotten His Shot?

Is there a Dog Flu (Canine Influenza) Season? We know when it’s flu season here in Florida; the signs go up at pharmacies for flu vaccines, letters go home with children from teachers, our place of employment may have someone come in to administer shots, and people start walking around with Band-Aids on their upper […]

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Expecting a Baby? What You Need to Know if You Have a Pet

If you are like many expectant parents, your first baby was a fur-baby. Until now, your dog has gotten used to having all of mom and dad’s attention, and a shift in that attention can mean stress for everyone. Bringing together dogs and newborns is a unique challenge, but one you can meet successfully. ON […]

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Pet Health Insurance by Trupanion

Why pet health insurance? When owning a pet it is a significant commitment. This means that ownership could also become a big financial commitment. What is the solution to meet this commitment? Pet health insurance will help protect your pet if they become sick or injured. By eliminating potential financial barriers, we can provide the […]

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Pet Wellness Exams!

Wellness Exams are the foundation of good health, a tool veterinarians use to catch health issues before they become more serious. Health conditions are much easier and less expensive to treat and cure when caught in the early stages before they progress or develop complications. Because pets age significantly faster than humans and are good […]

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Let Your Pet Help You Work Out!

We’ve written blogs about exercising your pet; how to keep them healthy while jogging around St. Petersburg, or cool gadgets that allow you to bike safely with your dog, but how many of us find that we can’t exercise on our own without a little, er, help, from our furry friends? My friend laughs that […]

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It’s Spring Cleaning Time!

Spring is in the air once again and it’s a great time to make everything new again! In my house, nothing motivates me to clean more than brand new cleaning supplies! Yes, I do get excited about cleaning supplies, along with organizational systems and gadgets. But before breaking out the window cleaner and antibacterial multipurpose […]

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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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