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Buy Dental Treats Instead of Regular Dog Treats for Your Dog

You’ve probably noticed more dental treats for dogs on store shelves the past few years and new content on existing brands that mention some kind of dental benefit. Do these dog treats really provide dental benefits like healthy gums and tartar removal? Is anyone reviewing them for accuracy? The answers are “Sometimes” and “Yes.” Certain […]

When is it Safe to Expose a Puppy to Other Dogs?

Human parents of new pups worry about exposing their cute little fuzzy kids to adult dogs too soon. But waiting too long can be a problem, too, if the puppy is going to be part of a household with other dogs. Some veterinarians will tell owners of young puppies to wait until they’ve had all […]

What vaccines does my new puppy need?

Parasite check Done approximately at 4-8 weeks of age, dewormed, and rechecked to confirm negative result after deworming medication, then every 6 months. A parasite check is required twice per year to test for common parasites in the intestine. A stool sample is required and can be tested for hookworms, tapeworms, roundworms, whipworms, espirometria, and […]

What is involved in my pet’s dental?

Why does my pet need a teeth cleaning? Just like humans, pets can have tartar build-up if their teeth are not cleaned regularly. However, it’s not as easy to clean a dog or cat’s teeth as it is in humans. Tartar buildup can lead to broken teeth, making it difficult for your pet to eat, […]

What Vaccines Are Required to Board My Dog?

Vaccines prevent against diseases that can lead to emergency veterinary care and sometimes death in dogs and cats. Here are guidelines from Affordable Pet Hospital in Tampa, Florida when you board your dog with us. Rabies – The rabies vaccine prevents against the rabies virus which is transmittable from animal-to-animal through saliva, body fluid, or […]