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Halloween Safety for Dogs

October 15, 2020

Autumn is here, and it’s finally cooled down a bit. Many of our canine patients are loving the weather, as they get to run and play more comfortably. While we don’t get the foliage or colder temperatures that our northern buddies do, there are still a few seasonal concerns for dog owners to be aware of. A Seminole, FL vet discusses Halloween safety for dogs in this article.  Decorations Man’s Best Friend is very curious … Read More »

Reasons Bunnies Make Great Pets

October 01, 2020

Are you considering adopting a new pet? If so, you may want to think about getting a rabbit. While these guys aren’t as popular as dogs or cats, they really do have some wonderful traits. A Seminole, FL veterinarian lists some of them below.  They’re Adorable First and foremost, bunnies are ridiculously cute. Floppy’s soft fur, cute face, and huge ears can really melt hearts!  Quiet We love our canine patients, but they can be … Read More »

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Cute Ways to Celebrate Meow Like a Pirate Day

September 15, 2020

There’s a new kitty holiday coming up that will have many of our feline patients happily yelling at their humans. September 17th is Meow Like A Pirate Day! As you probably know, here in Tampa Bay, we have a long and rather complicated history with pirates. (We may also be the only city to collectively celebrate the anniversary of being raided, but that’s another topic.) In this arrrrrticle, a Seminole, FL vet lists some fun … Read More »

Signs That You’re a Responsible Dog Owner

September 01, 2020

September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month. Dogs are truly wonderful pets. However, it takes work to keep them happy, healthy, and safe. Fido needs more than bacon and belly rubs to thrive! Read on as a Seminole, FL vet lists some key indications that you’re a responsible dog owner.  Preventative Care Fleas and ticks can not only make your cute pet miserably itchy: they can also carry dangerous diseases. Make sure Fido is current on … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Taking Your Cat to the Vet

August 15, 2020

August 22nd is Take Your Cat To The Vet Day! (It’s also National Tooth Fairy Day, but we’ll leave that one to the dentists.) Your feline pal probably won’t be thrilled to find herself being put into a carrier when she was planning to take another nap. However, kitties are much healthier—and therefore happier—with proper veterinary care. In this article, a Seminole, FL vet discusses bringing Fluffy to the doctor. Use A Carrier Fluffy should … Read More »

Pool Safety for Dogs

August 01, 2020

One of the many things we love about Florida is the fact that our warm, sunny weather allows us to swim for a good portion of the year. We also have a pretty high percentage of pool owners, compared to other states. That can definitely be a plus for your canine buddy. Many dogs absolutely love swimming! Just be sure to keep your pooch safe poolside. A Seminole, FL vet discusses pool safety for dogs … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Cold Treats for Cats

July 15, 2020

Does your kitty enjoy snacks? Although cats can be finicky, many of them do have a few favorite treats. With summer here, your feline pal may enjoy something cold on occasion. In this article, a Seminole, FL vet lists a few things Fluffy may enjoy this summer. Cold Dinner It doesn’t get any simpler than this. Keep some of your kitty’s wet food in the fridge, and give it to her cold. This can also … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

UPDATE on COVID-19 Procedures from Dr. Kathy

July 10, 2020

I wanted to let everyone know that the State of Florida, as well as Pinellas County, considers Veterinary Practices to be ESSENTIAL businesses. That means we are OPEN with our regular hours and days of operation. Chantelle, Jamie, Lauren and I are here for you and we are following the CDC recommendations. Six feet between us Now to accomplish this we have two options for you. 1. You may request to stay in your car, … Read More »

Posted in COVID19

Keeping Fido Cool

July 01, 2020

Florida summers are absolutely beautiful. They can also be absolutely sweltering. That can be a problem for our canine companions, however. Fido gets hot very quickly in summer! Here, a Seminole, FL vet offers some tips on keeping your pup cool. Water Make sure your pooch always fresh, clean water available. If you have a yard, you’ll want to keep water bowls outdoors as well. You may want to get Fido a pet fountain. Many … Read More »

Cat World Domination Day

June 15, 2020

There’s a pretty austere occasion coming up. June 24th is Cat World Domination Day! Is Fluffy plotting to take over the world? What would happen if she did? A Seminole, FL veterinarian offers some ‘petucated’ guesses below. The Proof There actually is some evidence that Fluffy has been meowpulating us all along. Exhibit A, of course, would be the Sphynx. Kitties somehow managed to convince the ancient Egyptians to treat them as sacred deities! They … Read More »

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