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.
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.
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.
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!
The four seasons introduce many changes. Most evident are the precipitation and temperature differences. Your pets, like their kind in the wild, react to these seasonal shifts to boost their chances of survival. Read what seasonal changes mean for your pets.
Just like us, our animals can suffer from allergies. These occur when their immune system starts to see a normal, everyday substance as harmful and sets up defenses against it.
Most people who own pets treat them as family members. As such they get heartbroken if their pet disappears one day and they have no idea where to start with the search. Apart from identification tags and collars, pet microchips are becoming a trending way to keep tabs with your pet.
If the events in the world have taught us anything, it is that preparedness is key if things are to go as smoothly as possible in the event that a disaster strikes. You may well already have a plan in place for you and your family – where you will go, how you will get there, what you will take.
Food allergies happen when your pet’s immune system mistakenly identifies a protein from food as an invader, instead of a food item. This confusion triggers an immune response causing skin and gastrointestinal symptoms. Learn more about causes and symptoms or call us at (813) 850-0600 with any questions.