Prevalence of Allergies for Pets in Florida (Odessa Specifically) and Surprising Causes 

french bulldog itching head.

Is your pet’s daily routine disrupted by bouts of scratching, licking, sneezing, and wheezing? If so, pet allergies may be to blame. Odessa’s warm climate means that certain allergens can bug our pets year-round, but our team is here to help. At Caring Paws Animal Hospital, we take pet allergies and dermatology seriously. We can pinpoint the culprit that’s pestering your pet and provide the treatment needed to alleviate that nasty itch! Keep reading to learn more about the causes of allergies and what to avoid for allergens as a pet owner.


Highlighting Adopt A Cat Month: Suncoast Animal League

family petting adopted cat.

Since 2006, our friends at Suncoast Animal League have helped and facilitated the adoption of over 20,000 pets in the Tampa area. They work tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate, foster, and adopt the animals in their care (or, in the case of thousands of wildlife, release). Unfortunately, the numbers of homeless pets continue to climb. This June is Adopt-A-Cat month, and we’re proud to highlight the cause of the Suncoast Animal League where you might just find a new feline friend to bring home. 


Lyme Disease Awareness and Prevention Tips for Pets

Lyme disease awareness.

As if ticks weren’t stomach-turning enough, the knowledge that they transmit many awful diseases adds insult to injury. Pets can be affected by tick-borne disease just like people can, and Lyme disease in Odessa is a real thing. Caring Paws Animal Hospital thinks Lyme disease awareness is important for pet owners, and we are ready to share how to best protect your pet.


Heartworm Awareness Month: Protecting Your Pet

Heart-worm Prevention

Heartworm disease is a devastating parasitic infection that can lead to heart failure, lung disease, and other organ damage in affected pets. The bad news is that heartworms are rampant in hot climates like Florida’s; the good news for Odessa pet owners is that heartworm disease is entirely preventable.

Since April is National Heartworm Awareness Month, this is the perfect time to remind Odessa pet owners and all animal lovers about the importance of year-round heartworm prevention. Read on for valuable information from our team at Caring Paws Animal Hospital about protecting your pets from heartworm disease.


Protecting Your Pet: Essential Tips for Pet Poison Prevention Month

pet toxins.

With March’s arrival, Florida’s mild temperatures invite our pets to embark on new explorations around the house and garden. But with these explorations comes the possibility of contact with hazards. Our pets are naturally curious, which can sometimes lead them into trouble.

March is Pet Poison Awareness Month, and the team at Caring Paws Animal Hospital is dedicated to helping you keep your furry family members safe. The key to understanding and preventing pet poisoning is about creating a safe environment and minimizing potential dangers. 


Pet-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

cat and dog under the tree.

Treat the pets in your life—both the naughty and the nice—with the latest pet-friendly gifts in our team’s pet gift guide. We’ve curated a collection of trendy and truly fun pet toys and supplies to help you pick the perfect presents for your pets. 

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas or another seasonal holiday, Caring Paws Animal Hospital has the wish lists for your pets covered!


Fall Harvest Foods for Pets

dog eating turkey.

As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp, we find ourselves embracing the cozy feeling of fall. From pumpkin patches to apple picking, the autumn season brings a sense of warmth and joy. Just as we indulge in seasonal delights, our beloved pets can also partake in the festivities with safe and nutritious fall foods. Caring Paws Animal Hospital is here to share some ideas about how you can include your furry companions in the fall fun while maintaining their health and happiness.


Spotlight on Feline Health: Coping With Feline Shedding

brushing cat.

Pet hair is somewhat expected for cat owners, and for some may even be a badge of honor. What is normal though? How much should the average cat shed? Is increased hair loss a sign of a problem? A cat’s coat is definitely an insight into overall feline health. Understanding cat shedding can help pet lovers and your team at Caring Paws Animal Hospital take better care of your kitty.