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Below you will find questions that we often receive from clients. If you cannot find the answers you are looking for, please contact us at 813-996-3800!
What types of parasite prevention does the Animal Health Center offer?
We offer a variety of products from which you can choose:
Iverhart Max: Tablet that offers 30-day protection from heartworms, hookworms, tapeworms and roundworms. This product can be given in combination with a flea preventative and is available for dogs weighing over 6 pounds.
Comfortis: Tablet that offers 30-day flea protection by killing adult fleas within 30 minutes after consumption. This product must be given with a meal and is available for dogs weighing over 5 pounds.
Sentinel: Tablet that offers 30-day protection from heartworms, whipworms, hookworms, and roundworms. This product also prevents flea infestations by acting as a flea "birth control." It prevents flea eggs, larvae, and pupae from developing - eliminating 95% of any flea problem. This product must be administered with a meal and is available for dogs weighing over 2 pounds.
Bravecto: Chewable tablet that kills fleas, prevents flea infestations, and kills ticks (black-legged tick, American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks. This product also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks.
Trifexis: Tablet that offers 30-day flea protection by killing adult fleas within 30 minutes after consumption. In addition, Trifexis prevents heartworm disease, as well as treats and controls adult hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm infections. This product is safe for dogs 8 weeks of age and older and 5 pounds and greater.
Revolution: Topical 30-day protection from heartworms, fleas, and ear mites. It is also efficacious against hookworms and roundworms in cats.
Capstar: Tablet that begins killing fleas within 20 minutes and lasts as a preventative for 48 hours. After 48 hours, a monthly preventative should be given to avoid future infestations. Capstar is available for both dogs and cats weighing over 2 pounds.
What are your boarding rates?
Cat Condo: $14.00 per night
Small Cage (2' x 2'): $18.00 per night
Large Cage (2' x 4'): $23.00 per night
Inside Run (3' x 5'): $29.00 per night
Suite (5' x 7'): $34.00 per night
Additional pet in the same cage: $18.00 per night
Do I need to bring anything with me when boarding my pet(s)?
The only belonging we request that you bring is any medication that your animal is currently taking. We can provide bedding, food, and any other necessary supplies. You are more than welcome to bring your own food (to avoid any GI upset), toys, or bedding!
What vaccines does my pet need to be current on for boarding?
Rabies, DAPP, and Bordetella vaccines are required to board for any length of time. We also require that your pet have a current fecal parasite analysis on file. If vaccines were administered elsewhere, please bring documentation showing when/where the vaccines were given. If your pet's shots are not up-to-date, we can administer them while your pet arrives for boarding.
Does anyone stay overnight with the boarding animals?
Staff members are with the boarding animals from 7 AM to 6 PM. At all other times, the boarding facilities are closely monitored electronically for temperature conditions and safety.
What does a bath include?
A technician will perform an ear cleaning, anal gland expression, nail trim, and bath. Any dog being dropped off for a bath must be dropped off between 7:30 and 8:00am. He/She will be ready for pickup in the early afternoon. Your pet must be current on Rabies, DAPP, and Bordetella vaccines and must also have a recent fecal parasite analysis on file. If vaccines were administered elsewhere, please bring documentation showing when/where the vaccines were given. If your pet's vaccines are not up-to-date, we can administer them while your pet is here for a bath.
When is grooming available?
We have a groomer on-site every Wednesday. Please call at least one week in advance to schedule a grooming appointment, as these spots fill up quickly! All animals must be up-to-date on Rabies, DAPP, and Bordetella vaccines and must also have a recent fecal parasite analysis on file. If vaccines were administered elsewhere, please bring documentation showing when/where the vaccines were given. If your pet's shots are not up-to-date, we can administer them while your pet is here for grooming.
Do you provide county licenses?
We are able to offer rabies licenses for both Pasco and Hillsborough counties. We can only issue licenses for vaccinations administered in our hospital by one of our veterinarians.
Current prices for county licenses:
Pasco Intact: $35.00
Pasco Spayed/Neutered: $10.00
Hillsborough Intact: $40.00
Hillsborough Spayed/Neutered: $20.00
Do you offer animals for adoption?
We do not regularly offer animals for adoption. Occasionally, we receive animals from the community that are in need of forever homes. With the help of our Rainbow Fund, we are able to provide these animals with the care they need and adopt them out to our wonderful clients!
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay and Pasco County Animal Services have plenty of furry friends in need of forever homes!