Dr. Webster’s BLOG

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

Hurricane Season 2023- Get Prepared Now!

JUNE 1, 2023 It comes around every year, so it’s like your birthday that way… but it lasts a lot longer, and isn’t nearly as fun. Of course, we’re talking about Hurricane Season. This year, the ‘official’ forecast is calling for an... Read more

Keep your short-snouted breeds safe in hot weather

As I write this article, I only have to think back for four days to recall two pets who presented to Tampa Veterinary Hospital suffering from life-threatening heatstroke. Beyond the diagnosis, both pets had something in common. They were both ‘short-snouted’ breeds-... Read more

Proposed Bill Aims to Protect Pets in the Car

There’s a bill that has been proposed in Tallahassee that could bring big changes on how you get Fido to the vet, the dog park- or anywhere else you take your dog in the car. A few years back, there was a... Read more

Giant Snails may pose a threat to your pets (and to you!)

Some people like to eat snails. They’re considered a delicacy in some cultures. I’m not big on escargot, but to each their own- but I digress. The topic on hand here is serious- the Giant African Land Snail. This particular snail has... Read more

Avian Influenza found in Florida

Avian Influenza has been reported in Florida, and it is a topic that should be worrisome to all of us. Not only from a health perspective (more on that in a minute)- but from an economic one as well. Avian Influenza is... Read more

CIRDC- Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex

You may not have heard of it, but it’s been around for a long time. Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex- or CIRDC. In March of 2022, it made headlines in the news, as a number of pets in South Florida were diagnosed... Read more