Essential Pet First-Aid Tips and Techniques

french bulldog with first aid kit.

Despite how common it is to deal with things when/if they happen, most of us can attest to the virtues of preparation. Planning for a scary pet emergency, like a sudden illness or injury, may not immediately provide a sense of control. And yet, if you’re ever in a situation that depends on basic pet first-aid skills, you’ll be ready when your pet needs you the most. 


The Transformative Power of Therapy Animals

Dog with sick child

Pets provide companionship, but their impact goes far beyond giving their owners a sense of closeness or solidarity. The animals we share our lives with are so much more than friends; they’re important and valued members of our immediate family. We love them because they make us feel good and give our lives meaning. When we reciprocate their unconditional love, we become the best versions of ourselves. Add to this the immense benefits to every aspect of human health and that’s the transformative power of therapy animals. 


Navigating the Maze: A Comprehensive Guide to Pet Nutrition

pet nutrition.

Your pet’s diet is a foundation for good health and vitality, but many pet parents are overwhelmed by the many available options and confused by often contradictory advice. 

The team at Animal Medical Center aims to replace confusion with confidence. We’ll chart a five-step course through the maze of pet nutrition that aligns with the latest veterinary science to ensure your pet is not just well-fed, but thriving.

Check out this related blog post for an informative, in-depth look at pet diet choices for health and longevity. 


Winter Safety for Outdoor Cats

man holding outdoor cat.

Winter is a season of glistening snow, cozy evenings, and festive holidays. But winter also brings challenges for our feline friends who love the outdoors. At Animal Medical Center, we understand that your cat’s safety is paramount. So, let’s talk about winter cat safety to ensure your furry friend remains safe, healthy, and happy during the colder months.


Adopting a Pet as a Gift For The Holidays: The Pros and Cons

dog with red lights in backround.

The holidays—a time of giving, sharing, and maybe even a time for a new furry friend. The idea of surprising your loved ones with a pet is tempting, but is it the right choice for you and the pet involved? 

Animal Medical Center is here to explore the pros and cons of adopting a pet during the holiday season to help guide you in making the right decision.


Pet-Friendly Fall Activities

dog in pile of leaves.

It’s that time of year when the high temperatures here in the Tampa, Florida area begin to drop just a bit. Going outside to play with your pet feels less like a hot and muggy chore and more like an enjoyable part of your day.

The team at Animal Medical Center, your friendly veterinary office in Brandon, FL, has tips to make this time of the year even better. Here are our favorite pet-friendly fall activities to enrich your pet’s life—and yours.


Halloween Pet Safety: Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe and Stress-Free

dog and cat with pumpkins.

Halloween is just around the corner, and we all know it’s a time for fun, spooky decorations, and lots of treats. But while we humans enjoy the festivities, it’s important to remember that our furry friends might not be as thrilled about the holiday as we are. 

At Animal Medical Center, we care deeply about the well-being of your pets, and that’s why we’re here to share some valuable tips on how to keep your pets safe and stress-free during Halloween.


Pet Safety and Hurricane Preparedness

dog under umbrella.

Floridians are no strangers to hurricanes, but that doesn’t make them less stressful to deal with—especially when pets are involved. Make a pet hurricane preparedness plan before you need one to ensure you are ready in case of disaster. Animal Medical Center is happy to help you think through a plan for pets and hurricanes this season.


Too Hot: The Risks of Leaving a Pet in the Car

temperature gauge in car.

As loving pet owners, it is our responsibility to advocate and care for our beloved animals as best we can. While no one ever intends to harm their cherished family friends, sometimes accidents happen. Animal Medical Center wants to help prevent heartbreak by educating pet owners about the dangers of leaving a pet in the hot car, even for just a minute.