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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  • 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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  • 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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  • FHO in a dog, Oreo’s story

     

     

     

     

    Oreo is a sweet 9 year old pomeranian. He came to see us in May when he had been playing with his friend in the back yard and been run over by the bigger dog. He wasn’t able to put any weight on his right rear leg. X-rays showed Oreo’s hip was dislocated. Under anesthesia, Dr. Josh was able to put Oreo’s hip back…

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  • Dental Cleanings in Dogs and Cats

     

     

     

    What happens when your pet has a “dental”?

    During a routine dental procedure your pet has much more than just a teeth cleaning. During an annual exam a doctor is only able to get a cursory view of your pet’s mouth and teeth. Even in a really cooperative patient there…

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Boarding Your Pet During a Hurricane

Meteorologists are predicting an extremely active hurricane season this year. ...