Dr. Webster’s BLOG

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

Is my pet overweight?

We hear about it all the time. That we, as humans, need to eat less and exercise more to maintain a healthy weight. We see articles in magazines and newspapers. We see stories on the news telling us about the expanding waistlines... Read more

Leptospirosis is a real threat. Are your pets protected?

Leptospirosis. The threat is real. Is your pet protected? There has been a recent  troubling spike in cases of a potentially fatal bacterial infection among dogs — which can be spread to humans. The disease, leptospirosis, can infect dogs, possums, raccoons, rodents, cattle, pigs, and horses. What is especially... Read more

Hurricane Preparedness for your pet

Living in Florida has numerous benefits- especially the tropical climate which makes for an abundance of year-round outdoor activities. As all Florida residents know, one of the downsides to our tropical climate is the threat of tropical storms and hurricanes from June until November. Although we have been very fortunate... Read more

Mosquito season means increased risk of heartworms

May 10, 2019 Although the ‘official’ start of summer is still weeks away (June 21, in case you were wondering), it already feels like the season is upon us here in Florida. Warmer temperatures and our increasingly-frequent afternoon showers bring back many... Read more

The Amazing Advantages of Pet Microchipping

In the not-too-distant past, when your dog or cat ran away, you were facing tough odds in ever getting them back again.  Today, with microchipping, the odds are heavily in your favor. Most intake organizations – vet clinics, animal shelters, rescue organizations, and police departments – have the technology available that can... Read more

Why Your Dog or Cat Needs a Wellness Plan

Planning is a great tool for success.  From sports and business to personal growth and goal-setting, planning provides the roadmap to get you from point A to your end result goals.  Our pets ask for little from us, but they need a plan, too.  And it’s up to us to devise it and... Read more