Resources if you are social-distancing during the coronavirus outbreak
The Centers for Disease Control has recommended all individuals practice “Social Distancing” as a strategy to help stem the spread of the highly-contagious coronavirus (COVID-19). You’ve probably heard the term, but what exactly does it mean, and how does one actually put... Read more
The state, city and county have deemed veterinary hospitals as essential services, meaning HPH can continue to serve our guests and patients during this difficult and unprecedented time. Highland Pet Hospital remains open with our normal hours- and we are committed to... Read more
Coronavirus and your Pets- What’s the risk?
We are facing a worldwide pandemic. We first posted on this blog regarding the coronavirus threat on January 27, 2020 when we started getting concerned calls about coronavirus and its potential effects on your pet. Now, almost 2 months later, our world... Read more
Hurricane Dorian Preparation
Ladies and Gentlemen, UPDATE: Monday, Sept. 2 11:30 AM Polk County is under a Tropical Storm Watch. This means that Tropical Storm force conditions are possible through the duration of the watch period. At this time, we intend to be open for... Read more
Xylitol- the artificial sweetener that’s not sweet to your pet
Sometimes television news is slow to catch up to what we’ve been telling pet owners for quite some time- or maybe we weren’t telling the right people, or maybe we weren’t saying it loud enough. I’ve seen numerous reports on all of... Read more
Grain Free Diets- Causing Heart Disease?
There has been a lot of talk lately about pet nutrition and potential links to a disease called Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). There is a lot more research going on at some of the best veterinary schools around the country- and some... Read more
Human cancer drug fatal to your pets
One of the many benefits of living here in Florida is the weather- and we’re appropriately named the Sunshine State! Of course, too much of a good thing can be bad- as too much exposure to UV rays has been linked to... Read more
Hurricane Season 2019
We joke about it a lot. Lots of folks say we really only have two seasons here in Florida- Snowbird season and Hurricane season. But hurricane season isn’t anything to joke about, and it’s upon us again. We all need to begin... Read more