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🐈 Time for a blood pressure check-in 🐈Just as in human medicine, it is important for veterinarians to monitor a pet's blood pressure - especially as they age. However, unlike humans, animals rarely have high blood pressure as a primary condition. This means there is almost always another disease causing the abnormal pressure. Routinely having your senior pet's blood pressure checked can help catch kidney failure or other diseases early and make treatment possible! Learn more at: #bloodpressure #SPCATampaBay #spcavetcenter ... See MoreSee Less
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🤢 Hairballs. Just a normal part of a cat's life... right? 🤢Hairballs are NOT normal. We often dismiss feline vomiting because we assume "they ate too fast" or "they have hairballs all time". If your cat is vomiting regularly, it is important to have a conversation with your vet. Routine hairballs could be a symptom of excessive grooming (from anxiety or skin irritation) or an issue with their digestive track. More than 2 hairballs a year should be cause for concern. Routine vomiting of food could be a symptom of something more serious like parasites or sensitivities to what they are eating. If your cat begins to vomit large amounts over a short period of time, this is an emergency and you should seek medical care immediately. To read more: #catcare #hairball #responsiblepetownership #SPCATampaBay #spcavetcenter ... See MoreSee Less
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🚫 Fleas 🚫In addition to causing the obvious itch, fleas can lead to serious health problems for your pets...❗️ Skin issues including hair loss and flea allergy dermatitis ❗️ Bartonella Infection❗️ Anemia - especially in younger animals experiencing heavy infestationIf you believe that your pet has fleas, get in touch with your vet to create a treatment plan. Remember, the easiest flea control is prevention! To learn more on fleas, prevention, and treatment, visit: #fleas #petcare #SPCATampaBay #spcavetcenter ... See MoreSee Less
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