What Does Bloodwork Really Mean?

You may have heard your veterinarian recommend bloodwork for your four-legged family member during one of your visits. There are a lot of reasons why your veterinarian may have thought this was important. It is also good to know that not all bloodwork is the same. There are literally thousands of different combinations that can [...]

By |2019-11-01T18:10:10+00:00November 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Your Veterinarian Wants You To Know About Intestinal Parasites

  We'll admit that we are a little obsessed about poop. More specifically, our veterinarians obsess about the parasites that it can contains. There is a surprising amount of important information about intestinal parasites. Unfortunately, intestinal parasites do not often get the attention and respect they deserve as a cause of illness in our four-legged [...]

By |2019-09-26T20:44:57+00:00September 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Canine Influenza

If you follow the news or take your pet to boarding or day care facilities routinely, you may have heard about the canine influenza virus.  This virus is actually a fairly recent discovery in the veterinary world.  There is also still a lot being learned about it.  For these reasons, there are a lot of [...]

By |2019-08-14T19:11:39+00:00August 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Beat That Summertime Heat

It’s that time of year again in Florida…when stepping outside feels like you have taken a blow dryer to the face. The rest of the world calls this time of year summer! While we’re dealing with frizzy humidity-ridden hair and making sure we’re wearing sunscreen, our furry friends are facing a few of their own [...]

By |2019-07-17T01:58:14+00:00July 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leptospirosis

  In a previous blog article we reviewed the importance of vaccines in dogs.   We think it important to have a deeper discussion on one specific vaccine against a bacterial disease called leptospirosis, or lepto for short.  While it is not considered a core, or required, vaccine, the lepto vaccine is still highly recommended for [...]

By |2019-06-17T23:17:39+00:00June 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lumps, Bumps, and Growths-Oh My!

You’ve found a lump on your dog or cat and you want to know what to do. It is certainly reasonable to worry about this new growth and have it checked. This is one of the most common things our veterinarians are asked to examine. Our doctors schedules routinely have appointments for “check cyst”, “lump [...]

By |2019-04-11T23:37:10+00:00April 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Puppy Tips

Essential Tips For Your New Puppy   Bringing a new puppy home is such an exciting time. Our veterinarians want to share some tips to make the transition as easy as possible for both you and your new addition. Also take a look at our new puppy checklist post for more helpful information. Potty Training: [...]

By |2019-05-16T22:19:32+00:00December 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Puppy Checklist

Bringing Home a New Puppy   Bringing a new puppy home is one of the most exciting things you can do. Here is a short checklist to make sure you have everything you need to make your new family member feel right at home. Food and Water: This may seem like an obvious item on [...]

By |2018-12-12T10:12:43+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thanksgiving For Dogs

You’ve probably seen a lot of posts on social media about all the dangers your dog can get into on Thanksgiving. It is certainly true that we see plenty of sick pets during the holidays, often because they ingested something that they shouldn’t. Removing corn cobs that are lodged in the intestine and treating cases [...]

By |2018-12-12T10:12:45+00:00November 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vets in Oldsmar

The Veterinarians of West Park Animal Hospital If you live in or near Oldsmar, you know how hard it can be to find a good veterinarian that really cares about your pets. There are several things to consider when choosing a new animal hospital for your pet, and we know how personal this [...]

By |2019-05-16T22:18:17+00:00November 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments