Dr. Webster’s BLOG

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

Cyanobacteria in Freshwater

Cyanobacteria Florida is known for its picturesque beaches, stunning lakes and warm climate. This offers an attractive environment for both you and your furry companions. However, this paradise isn’t without its challenges, and one of the growing concerns here in the Sunshine... Read more

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

UPDATE! MAY 2023 Senate Bill 932 will not move forward. As a matter of fact, did not even make it to a committee. We feel that there were certain valid issues that this bill addressed, there were several issues that could be... 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