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Dermatitis in Dogs: What to Know

Dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition, some types of which are estimated to affect up to 30% of all dogs. It causes excessive itching and discomfort if left untreated. While dermatitis is a lifelong condition for pups, proper treatment and management can significantly reduce symptoms and increase quality of life. In this post, we’ll take […]

How Do You Know If Your Dog Needs a C-Section?

When your dog is pregnant, you want to do everything you can to make sure they’re healthy and happy. There’s a lot to prepare for and think about leading up to the big day, and for most dogs, pregnancy and birth are smooth sailing. However, there are times when the safest option for a dog’s […]

What Causes Pododermatitis in Dogs?

  Pododermatitis, which is basically swelling and irritation on one or more of the paws, is more of a symptom than a condition itself. Pododermatitis always has an underlying cause, from excessive licking to fungal infection to allergic reactions and more. It’s important to have any dog with pododermatitis evaluated by a skilled veterinary clinic […]

Why Is My Dog Throwing Up White Foam?

If your dog has even thrown up white foam, you know what a scary and distressing experience it can be. Throwing up white foam can have many causes, some of which can be very serious. At Affordable Pet Hospital in Tampa, we’ve helped many dog owners navigate this exact situation. We understand how concerning this […]

What You Need to Know About Unknown Canine Respiratory Illness

At Affordable Pet Hospital in Tampa, we are aware of the recent media reports about an emerging unknown canine respiratory illness affecting dogs across various states in the U.S., including Florida. During this time of year, it’s not unusual to see an uptick in respiratory infections among dogs. However, this particular illness is drawing attention […]

Top Holiday Pet Hazards and Safety Tips

As the holiday season approaches, homes all over Florida are filled with festive decorations, mouth-watering treats, and the joyful spirit of celebration. However, amidst these holiday delights, it’s crucial for pet owners to be mindful of potential hazards that could affect their furry friends. In this post, we’ll explore some common holiday pet hazards and […]

Common Winter Illnesses in Pets

As the cooler months roll in, we see more and more pets coming into the office with common winter illnesses. Even though our winters don’t get so cold here, pet owners must still be diligent about monitoring their pets for symptoms. In this post, we’ll explore a few of the most common pet illnesses during […]

Signs of Ear Infection in Cats

When it comes to the well-being of our feline friends, vigilance is key. Cats are known for their independence and stoicism, often making it difficult for pet owners to detect when something is amiss. One common issue that can plague cats is an ear infection, a condition that can cause discomfort and, if left untreated, […]

Signs That Your Pet Has Ringworm

Ringworm is a common skin infection that affects both humans and animals. Despite its name, ringworm is not caused by a worm but by a fungus. This infection is highly contagious and can spread easily from pet to pet, and even to humans. Early detection is crucial for effective treatment and to prevent the spread […]

Should I Be Concerned About My Dog’s Bad Breath?

As veterinarians with years of experience treating our furry friends, one of the most common concerns we hear from pet owners is about their dog’s bad breath. While it’s easy to dismiss as a mere inconvenience or a result of something they ate, persistent bad breath in dogs can sometimes be a sign of underlying […]