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


  • At home dental care for dogs and cats

    It’s important to take care of your pet’s teeth in between dental cleanings. We brush our own teeth every day and the dentist still recommends we have a professional cleaning and exam done every 6 months. Imagine what your mouth would be like if you never brushed. Our pets can’t brush and floss for themselves, we have to do it for…

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  • Swimming Safety for Dogs






    Not all dogs are naturally good swimmers. Especially if Lassie has underlying health problems, such as heart disease or obesity. Never leave your dog unsupervised near water. Consider getting your dog a life jacket. If Lassie falls off of the boat (perhaps getting injured in the process), or is tired or cold from choppy water or swimming all day, a life…

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  • Fourth of July Pet Safety

    Holidays are always fun, especially when our pets can enjoy the day with us. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind so your pet can have fun with you and not ruin your day with a trip to the doctor.

    Never leave alcoholic drinks where pets can get to them.

    Alcohol is poisonous to pets. Giving your pet a taste…

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  • Dr. Budd Had Her Baby!



    Dr. Budd FINALLY had the baby! His name is Henry Weston. He was born on April 21st at 8:09 by C-section. Henry was 7 pounds 2 ounces and 20 inches long. Mom and baby are both at home and doing great. We are in touch with her by text and phone almost daily, sometimes several times a day, and she was in…

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  • Treating Emma’s Polycythemia



    What is primary absolute polycythemia?

    Primary absolute polycythemia is a chronic bone marrow disorder that leads to the overproduction of red blood cells. Basically, the blood becomes too thick, because the solid components are elevated while the fluid component remains relatively normal. Primary absolute polycythemia is uncommon in cats and…

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  • how to trim your cat’s nails

    Most cat owners are afraid of trimming their cats nails. You don’t need to be. It’s a very straight forward and easy process if your kitty will let you do it.



    Why do cats need their nails trimmed?

    Cat nails grow constantly just like ours do. Some cats wear them down from scratching on scratching boards or posts, or sometimes your furniture,  but most don’t.  If left to…

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