Dr. Webster’s BLOG

South Tampa’s Favorite Veterinarians
Sharing Some Great Pet Tips & Advice!

New bill to restrict pet’s access to restaurants

We’re watching a new proposed bill in the Florida Legislature that may impact your ability to take your dogs into restaurants.  HB 243 (which you can read here) has been proposed recently- and will be debated when the legislature resumes sessions in... Read more

Xylitol- the not-so-sweet sweetener that can kill your pet

Sometimes television news is slow to catch up to what we’ve been telling pet owners for quite some time- or maybe we weren’t telling the right people, or maybe we weren’t saying it loud enough.  I’ve seen numerous reports on all of... Read more

Grain Free Diets

There has been a lot of talk lately about pet nutrition and potential links to a disease called Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). There is a lot more research going on at some of the best veterinary schools around the country- and some... Read more

Human skin cancer drug fatal to pets

One of the many benefits of living here in Florida is the weather- and we’re appropriately named the Sunshine State! Of course, too much of a good thing can be bad- as too much exposure to UV rays has been linked to... Read more

Hurricane Season 2019

Where has the year gone? I can’t believe that it’s already June! Of course, with the arrival of June, that means that Hurricane Season 2019 is here. Like you, I’m hoping for a calm season, but as we know, it takes just... Read more

Memorial Day Pet Safety Tips

Memorial Day unofficially marks the start of the summer season across the nation. Here in Florida, it feels like summer is already here, and it looks like it’s going to be a hot one, even by our sunshine state standards. For many... Read more