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Posted February 19, 2019 | 4:29 PM

5 Ways to Keep your Pet Healthy in Hillsborough County

Reward your pet's love with gifts for good health

They give you unconditional love no matter what and you never want to let your pet down. But did you know loving your pet also means making sure you keep them safe and healthy? Here are some ways Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center (PRC) recommends keeping your pet happy and healthy so you can love your pet for years to come.

  1. Did you know that spaying and neutering your pets helps them live longer, healthier lives? Fixing your pet prevents certain cancers, as well as helps curb undesirable behaviors that could lead to escaping from the house or even aggression towards others. If you need assistance with spay/neuter medical costs, check out the PRC Spay and Neuter Voucher Program that can help income-qualifying residents.
  2. Make sure your pet is up to date on all of his or her vaccinations, including rabies. The rabies virus is a very serious disease that can pass from animals to people but is entirely preventable through vaccination. Did you know all dogs and cats four months of age or older must have a rabies vaccine in Hillsborough County, either every year or every three years depending on the vaccine? Follow up with your vet and make sure your vaccinations are up to date.
  3. Constant sunshine and warm weather are the best parts of Florida but those perfect Florida days could be dangerous for your pets if you don't keep your furry friends safe from the heat. Check out these tips on how to keep your friend cool during hot days.
  4. Be your pet's best friend and have a disaster plan in place to make sure you and your pet are always prepared for any kind of disaster. Check out these tips to help you care for your pets before an emergency arises.
  5. Spoiling your pet wouldn't be complete without some homemade goodies! Check out these recipes that any furry friend would enjoy!

Don't have a pet to spoil yet? Adopt! Visit PRC to see if one of the hundreds of pets available for adoption is the one for you. PRC is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. All pets adopted from PRC are spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped, and registered with Hillsborough County.

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