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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!

What Seasonal Changes Mean for Your Pets

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.

When Should I Take My Pet to the Vet for Allergies?

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.

Common Questions About Pet Microchips

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.

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season with a 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.

How Do I Know if My Pet Is Allergic to His Food?

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.

When Would My Pet Need an Ultrasound?

Most people are familiar with what an ultrasound is, but far fewer realize that this valuable diagnostic tool is just as often used to detect problems in animals as it is in humans. Ultrasounds are a non-invasive way of letting your veterinarian see inside your pet’s body and give them the ability to better diagnose your pet.

How to Treat Arthritis Pain in Dogs

Many people have heard of arthritis, but far fewer realize that it isn’t only a condition that affects humans. Dogs too can develop arthritis, with some breeds more likely to suffer from the condition than others. Although arthritis can be debilitating and painful, there are treatments available that can help and that can ensure that your pet gets to enjoy life with minimal pain and other negative effects from their condition. Here’s what you need to know about arthritis, including what can be done to treat arthritis pain in dogs.

Dog Dental Care Tips

If you are a dog owner, you might think that bad breath is just part of the canine lifestyle, but in reality, bad breath can be a sign of poor oral hygiene. This can, over time, cause periodontal disease or even tooth loss. Fortunately, it’s not too late to introduce your furry friend to an oral hygiene routine. Check out these dog dental care tips so your dog can not only have fresh breath, but healthy gums and teeth as well.

What to Expect During Your Pet’s First Vet Visit

Adopting a pet is exciting and rewarding. You’ve already bonded with your new family member, and now, you’re ready to visit the vet for the first time. If this is your first pet, you have some questions about what will happen at the first visit. Let’s go over the details, so you’ll be prepared when you visit the vet.

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