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Hurricane Season Preparedness: Pet Edition

Hurricanes are powerful storms that can cause life-threatening flooding, storm surges, and high winds. When preparing for a hurricane, most people tend to forget their pets. You need to plan for pets separately because they require different care from human beings. Having a safety plan for them will prevent them from getting lost, injured, or facing worse consequences during the hurricane.


How Do Pet Microchips Work and Benefits for Pets?

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina more than 15 years ago left thousands of pets miserably stranded and separated from their owners. This tragic event brought to light the pressing need for a permanent identification system allowing lost pets to be quickly reunited with their owners. Microchipping was soon introduced.


Signs and Symptoms of Heartworm Disease

Do you think your pet is struggling with heartworm disease? Heartworm disease is a severe illness that can cause heart failure, organ injury, lung illness, and death in pets. It is most prevalent in cats, dogs, and ferrets. The disease onsets when long, thread-like worms infect your pet. These parasites then live in the lungs and heart, causing life-threatening damage to organs.


Tips to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

Periodontal disease is a common dental problem in pets. It can affect your pet’s overall health if not treated. Fortunately, it is one of the dental conditions that you can prevent by maintaining good pet oral hygiene.


5 Facts You Need to Know to Protect Your Pets Oral Health

Protecting your pet’s oral health is paramount to securing his or her overall wellness. Unfortunately, many people forget that their pets need a daily dental care routine. Read our 5 facts to protect your pets' oral health.


Reasons to Vaccinate Your New Pet

The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends regular vaccinations for all pets. If your new pet has finally arrived, it is important to start the vaccination series right away. Like humans, pets can also be vulnerable to many diseases. Some of these ailments can even be life-threatening to them and the human members of your family. If you want to ensure your pet’s optimal health, here’s what you should know about the reasons to vaccinate your new furry companion.


What’s the importance of senior pet exams?

You’ve probably taken your pet for dozens of regular wellness exams. However, it is just as crucial that you continue to attend these appointments as your pet enters their senior years. In fact, your vet in Tampa, FL may even recommend that the frequency of your pet’s routine exams increase so that they can monitor the health of your pet more closely. Here’s what you need to know about why senior pet exams are so important and what you can expect to happen.


November is Senior Dog Month

Aging is part of a dog’s full circle of life, and this is a new phase of their life, one that can still be full of love, laughter, warmth and fun! Stick around and read through for our tips on how to best celebrate National Senior Dog Month with us!


10 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Halloween is just around the corner. You must be hanging spooky decorations and buying candy by now. As you start your Halloween preparations, think about your pet’s safety during the celebration. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals encourages pet owners to take simple precautions to keep their pets safe during Halloween. If you’re ready to make your home a haven for your pet this Halloween, here’s what you should know.


Autumn Holiday Tips

Now that we have entered the Fall season, we know that many of our COLAH Gang members are excited and anxious to get those house decorations out, go on long walks and enjoy the weather, protect the house from critters and even start getting ready for Winter. Let's talk about safe ways to do this with a pet pitter-pattering around!


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