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


  • What Does Being AAHA Accredited Mean?

    Who is AAHA?

    The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices in the United States and Canada. AAHA evaluates practices on stringent quality standards. These standards encompass all aspects of veterinary medicine—from pain management and patient care to team training and medical recordkeeping. AAHA guidelines assist…Read More

  • How to Help Your Dog Get Used to Wearing a Cone

    Everybody hates the cone. You hate it. Your dog hates it. We hate that he has to wear it too. But unfortunately, if you’ve been given one, he has to wear it. Continue reading for some tips on how to help your dog get used to wearing his e-collar.

    Does my dog…Read More

  • Parvo Frequently Asked Questions

    When getting a new puppy one of the main concerns is canine parvovirus. Many people have a lot of questions about parvo and how to prevent it in their new puppy. Below are our answers to our most frequently asked questions about parvo.

    What is Parvo

    Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious virus….Read More

  • 12 Best Ways to Save Money on Veterinary Care

    We know health care for pets can be expensive. It’s especially difficult when there is an unexpected illness or injury. Here are the 12 best ways to save money on veterinary care.

    1. Get pet insurance for unexpected expenses.

    If you know you will not be financially prepared to handle an unexpected…Read More

  • Exercise Tips for Dogs with Arthritis

    Keeping moving is the key to a longer, healthier, happier life for your arthritic dog. Arthritis is a vicious cycle. Your dog hurts, so she doesn’t want to go for her walk. She stops walking and loses muscle strength, becomes stiffer and less flexible. Her pain increases and she wants to move even less. It may seem counter-intuitive, but…Read More

  • Fun Things to do with Your Dog

    Go to the dog park. If your dog likes to play with other dog, the dog park can be great fun and exercise. Don’t forget to bring some water and a bowl.

    Play a game of fetch. Avoid using sticks to avoid injury. If you use a ball, use one that has large holes all over….Read More

  • Health Risks in Obese Dogs

    An estimated 60% of cats and 56% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. There are many health risks and yet pet lovers often take overweight or obese dogs casually. But these dogs are at higher risk for many serious consequences.


    Joint disease is one of the most…Read More

  • Healthy Treats for Dogs While Losing Weight

    When a dog goes on a diet, it can be hard to reduce the amount of food in the bowl. But sometimes the hardest part is reducing the treats! Let’s look at some healthy treats for dogs while they’re losing weight. And some general tips for healthy snacking.

    Every dog expects a…Read More

  • How to Put Your Dog on a Diet

    The average American dog is overweight. Too many calories and not enough exercise can pack the pounds on our dogs just like it does to us. Large meals, lots of treats, unhealthy human foods and a sedentary lifestyle leads to obesity in our pets. Obesity is a serious health condition and leads to whole host of Read More

  • Boarding Your Pet During a Hurricane

    Meteorologists are predicting an extremely active hurricane season this year. Many of our clients choose to board their pets with us during hurricanes in case they decide to evacuate. Some just want the peace of mind knowing their pets are safe in the event they sustain damage to their homes. We have a generator for power outages and hurricane…Read More

  • What happens when your pet has surgery?

    So, what exactly happens when your pet has surgery? Dropping your pet off for a surgical procedure can be very stressful. Even though you trust your veterinarian, it’s not easy to hand your baby over and walk out the door. Sometimes, knowing exactly what’s happening can help ease some anxiety.

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What Does Being AAHA Accredited Mean?

Who is AAHA? The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the ...