Meow Like a Pirate Day

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Unless you are brand-new to Tampa, you probably know that the Bay area has a long history—and a bit of an obsession—with pirates. Yes, we may very well be the only city that celebrates being raided by pirates hundreds of … Read More »

Things Your Cat Wants You to Know

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Our feline friends are very interesting animals, to say the least. Fluffy is cute and cuddly, but she’s also a fierce predator. She’s also quite silly at times, and can be more than a bit opinionated. If your pet were … Read More »

Dog Training Mistakes

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January is National Train Your Dog Month! Of course, Fido’s education is important all year long. Training is really what makes the difference between your pooch being a ‘Good dog’ and being, well, a bit unruly. Here, a vet lists … Read More »

9 Things Your Cat Might Actually Be Grateful For

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Thanksgiving is coming up quick! Yummy food and football are definitely worth looking forward to. However, it’s important to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday: being thankful for the good things in life. Cats are definitely are something we … Read More »

6 Ways To Keep Your Dog From Begging

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Does your canine buddy race across the room whenever you open a food wrapper? Does Fido stare at you the whole time you’re eating, with that impossibly cute sad look that is so effective on us? Man’s Best Friend has … Read More »

Why Isn’t My Cat Using Her Bathroom Properly?

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Did you know that about one in every 10 cats will experience some kind of litter box aversion at some point in their lives? It’s not unlikely that your cat will shun her bathroom at one time or another. Get … Read More »

Reducing Anxiety in Cats

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Cats have worked very hard to make us think that they are cruel, cold-hearted predators. While Fluffy is certainly a formidable hunter, she’s actually not quite as aloof as she pretends. In fact, our feline buddies are very emotional, and … Read More »

If Dogs Had Thumbs

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There’s a pretty fun pet holiday around the corner. March 3rd is If Pets Had Thumbs Day! We suspect that if our feline patients suddenly grew thumbs, they’d be very interested in locking Fido out of the house, and perhaps … Read More »

8 Ways to Help Fido Cope With Thunderstorms

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Is your canine buddy scared of thunderstorms? If so, he’s certainly in good company. Many of our furry patients are very frightened of storms. Here, a Tampa, FL vet offers tips on keeping your dog calm when bad weather rolls … Read More »