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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  • Foods Toxic to Pets and Other Foods They Shouldn’t Eat

    Alcohol

    Can cause vomiting, diarrhea, decreased coordination, central nervous system depression, difficulty breathing, tremors, abnormal blood acidity, coma, and death.

    Grapes and Raisins

    Can cause kidney failure.

    Macadamia Nuts

    Can cause weakness, depression, vomiting, tremors and hyperthermia (elevated body temperature).

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    Use a pet or toddler toothbrush and pet toothpaste. Make sure the toothbrush fits comfortably in your pet’s mouth. Use a yummy flavored toothpaste, like chicken, made specifically for animals. Do not use human toothpaste. Put small amounts of toothpaste on the brush and let your pup lick and chew on it. You can use…Read More

  • How to (Try to) Cat Proof Your Christmas Tree

    Another year, another kitty vs tree battle. Try our tips for keeping your tree pretty and your cat out of mischief. Merry Christmas and good luck!

    1 Consider an artificial tree.

    Artificial trees can be better for cats for a few reasons. There is no water to drink and possibly make them sick….Read More

  • Top 10 Best Christmas Gifts for Your Dog in 2019

    1 Casper Dog Bed

    Have you tried a Casper mattress? They’re heavenly!

    Casper has combined their mattress-making know-how with extensive dog-centered research to create a sleep environment that caters to canines’ natural behaviors.

    Let sleeping dogs lie on foam

    1. Recent lumps or bump that don’t go away on their own or continue to grow
    2. Sores or wounds that don’t heal
    3. Weight loss
    4. Loss of appetite
    5. Bleeding or discharge from anywhere on the body
    6. Foul odors
    7. Difficulty eating, chewing or swallowing
    8. Loss of stamina in dogs, hiding in cats
    9. Persistent limping or lameness
    10. Difficulty breathing, urinating or defecating

    Signs of cancer can be vague….Read More

  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Vet Appointment

    Of course, you want to get the most out of your vet appointment. You made an appointment and took off work. Then you got your dog into the car or your cat into it’s carrier. You saw the doctor and had an exam, got your medications and paid your bill. Now you’re home and realize you forgot to ask…Read More

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