Tavares Animal Hospital

418 East Alfred Street, Tavares, FL 32778
Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Office: (352) 343-7793 Emergency: (407) 644-4449

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  • What is a Holter Monitor

    This is one of our heart patients, Parker, she’s a 5 year old Boxer sporting a Holter Monitor.

     

     

    20160810_105845A Holter monitor (also called an ambulatory electrocardiography device) is a noninvasive, portable device used to continuously monitor the electrical activity of the heart in humans and animals. Its extended recording period is useful for observing occasional…

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  • Things to Consider Before Buying a Reptile

     

     

     

    As you consider buying a snake, lizard, amphibian, or other herp (reptiles and amphibians), there are a number of things you should know. It’s important to consider these things well in advance of purchasing an animal that may end up being unsuitable for your family. Research a species before you purchase. Choosing and caring for a reptile is not as simple…

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  • How to Change Your Cat’s Food

     

     

     

     

    Switching cat foods can be challenging. Cats should gradually transition to a new food to avoid stomach upset and increase the chances they will accept the new food.

    Begin by mixing the current food with the new food. Gradually decrease the amount of the current food while increasing the amount of new. Continue to do this over a 7-day period. For finicky…

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  • Hurricane Preparedness for Pets

    Do you have a hurricane plan for your pets? Even though hurricane season is June – November, the greatest chance of a hurricane is between August and October. I’ve lived here all my life and hurricanes don’t phase me, but I always worry about my pets. Even though we’re in the central part of the state we can still be hit…

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  • Doctoring a Wild Turkey

     

     

     

     

     

    One of our clients called us, she found a wild turkey that had been hit by a car. She wanted to know if we would see it. Dr. Josh is usually up for anything, so he came back early from lunch to see it. When she arrived, the turkey had woken up in the back seat of her car and she…

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  • Cheyenne, the Dog that was hit by a Car

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Cheyenne was hit by a car and picked up by Lake County Animal Services. They called Linda at Houndhaven and she agreed to take her in and pay for her treatment. When Animal Services dropped her off to us…

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