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“Rachel”, one of the Dominican Republic rescues, is still looking for her forever home.  Spayed, fully vaccinated, house-broken and full of love to give!  Come meet her and fall in love!

14 May 2013

“Bandita” is here to steal your heart!

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This little “Bandita” is looking to steal your heart, and replace  it with puppy kisses and love.  “Bandita” recently arrived from the Dominican Republic and is looking for a family to call her own.  She is a Mixed Breed, 13 weeks old, very smart and has the face of an angel.  Let her steal your heart!

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09 May 2013

Say no to “Fragile” Senior Pets!

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Did you know…. dogs and cats are prone to debilitating ailments as they age, such as kidney failure, heart disease, arthritis, dental disease, cancer, and cognitive dysfunction. This is why regular visits are so important!

Warning signs to look for in senior pets: Increased thirst and urination, repeated vomiting, bad breath, drooling, or changes in appetite.

Regular visits will keep your pet healthy and avoid the “Fragiles”!

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03 May 2013

National Pet Week! May 5th – 11th

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National Pet Week is widely celebrated throughout the United States and other parts of the world. In 2013, National Pet Week is celebrated from May 5-11. The goals of National Pet Week are to promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal bond, and promote public awareness of veterinary medicine.

For more information, visit  www.petweek.org

02 May 2013

“Scout” happy with her new home!

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“Scout”, the Turks and Caicos puppy, loves her new home!  Happy years ahead with her forever family.

27 Apr 2013

A life of hugs and wags for “Monica”

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“Monica”, as we know her, has found her forever home.  She is already getting plenty of treats, hugs and love!  Her forever family will be researching her birth place in the Dominican Republic to find the perfect name.  Happy wags ahead!

You never know what may show up here!  Should we keep him or send him back?

22 Apr 2013

“Monet” is picture perfect

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“Monet” looking FLY after a wing, nail and beak trim.

Meet Stretch! He is an 8 year old English Bulldog with quite a tale to tell.

On Christmas Day 2011 Stretch became very sick and had to be hospitalized at the 24 hour Critical Care Facility. After undergoing blood tests, X-rays and ultrasounds he was diagnosed with a form of hepatitis and given a guarded prognosis. Over the next 4 months he was treated with a number of medications and a prescription diet, but he continued to be jaundiced and his blood tests showed he wasn’t really getting better. After conventional therapies had been exhausted, we decided to try acupuncture and herbal therapies for Stretch. His case was so complicated that we referred him to the Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Specialist at UF, Dr. Xie. After a few acupuncture treatments and several weeks on some herbal supplements and a special diet, Stretch began to feel better. After about 3 months his blood tests had returned to normal and now he is the picture of health! He made such a miraculous recovery that Dr. Xie is writing up his case for publication, but all Stretch knows is that he feels great and can’t stop smiling!

19 Apr 2013

A Microchip Success Story!

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Bravo for micro-chipping and congratulations to the owners of this adorable greyhound “Marcy”; and kudos to the pet lovers who found her and brought her to us to scan for a microchip!  “Marcy” was reunited with her owners minutes after being brought in and scanned, all due to the diligence of these concerned owners.

The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year.

One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life.

Only about 22 percent of lost dogs that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. However, the return-to-owner rate for micro-chipped dogs was over 52 percent (a 238 percent increase).

Less than 2 percent of lost cats that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. The return-to-owner rate for micro-chipped cats was dramatically higher at over 38 percent (more than 2000 percent better).

Only 58 percent of the micro-chipped animals’ microchips had been registered in a database with their pet parent’s contact information.

A microchip and enrollment in a pet recovery database brings lost pets home and provides peace of mind that your “furry baby” will never wander unknown.


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Why should I bring my cat to the veterinarian?

We understand how difficult it can be to bring your cat into the veterinary clinic. This task can seem overwhelming at times and may result in owners skipping their cat's annual routine visit to the ... See more

Preventive care examinations or check-ups for all cats should occur a minimum of once yearly, and more frequently for senior cats and those with chronic cond...

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Pet of the Day: EMMA!

Emma is a nine month old German Shepherd mix! She was adopted from the humane society in South Carolina! Emma and her mom recently moved to Tampa!

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