Humane Society of Manatee County Veterinary Clinic

Humane Society of Manatee County Veterinary Clinic The Humane Society of Manatee County's Veterinary Clinic is open to the public and provides low-cost, high-quality veterinary care for cats and dogs.

Operating as usual

08/04/2021

Walk In Wednesday is scheduled for August 11, 2021. This will be our first walk in, no appointment necessary, Wellness clinic since prior to Covid. This event is for vaccines and heartworm tests only. No sick pets will be seen. Check in for the first 15 pets will begin at 9 am and check in for the next 15 pets will begin at 1 pm. Masks are required to enter the building. 1 Adult per pet. We continue to adhere to the CDC social distance guildelines. No one under the age of 12 will be admitted in to the building. If this is an issue for your family, we continue to schedule appointments for other scheduled Wellness days.

It’s imperative to understand and be prepared in the event that you find kittens during kitten season. By being prepared...
04/11/2021

It’s imperative to understand and be prepared in the event that you find kittens during kitten season. By being prepared, you can literally save many lives. Please see the information below. Thank you for caring and sharing:

First: Wait & Watch

You might have come across the kittens while their mother is off searching for food, or is in the process of moving them to a different location. Try to determine if the mother is coming back for them, or if they are truly orphaned.

To do this, stand far away from the kittens — 35 feet or more. If you stand too close, the mom will not approach her kittens. You might need to go away completely before the mother cat will return to attend to the kittens. It might be several hours before the mother cat returns — until she no longer senses the presence of humans hovering near her litter.

If you need to leave before the mother cat comes back, carefully evaluate whether the kittens are in immediate danger: Is it raining or snowing? Are dogs or wild animals that might harm the kittens running loose in the neighborhood? Does the neighborhood have kids or adults who are likely to harm the kittens? Are the kittens located in an area with heavy foot or car traffic?

To help with your decision, it is important to know that it might take several hours for the mother cat to return, and healthy kittens can survive this period without food as long as they are warm. Neonatal kittens are much more at risk of hypothermia than they are of starvation. During spring and summer months, waiting a longer time to see if mom will come back is much safer than during frigid winter months. The mother cat offers her kittens’ best chance for survival, so wait and watch as long as you can. The best food for the kittens is their mother’s milk. Remove the kittens only if they are in immediate, grave danger.

If the mother cat returns

If mom returns and the area is relatively safe, leave the kittens alone with mom until they are weaned. You can offer a shelter and regular food to mom, but keep the food and shelter at a distance from each other. Mom will find the food but will not accept your shelter if the food is nearby, because she will not want to attract other cats to food located near her nest.

Six weeks is the optimal age to take the kittens from the mother for socialization and adoption placement, and any time after eight weeks for Trap-Neuter-Return (spay/neuter, vaccination, eartip, and return to their colony). Female cats can become pregnant with a new litter even while they are still nursing, so don’t forget to get the mother cat spayed or you will have more kittens soon!

If the mother cat does not return

If you discover that mom has been hit by a car, or if for any reason it appears that she is not coming back, then you should remove the kittens. This is crucial to the kittens’ survival. But you must be prepared to see this project through to weaning if you decide to intervene!

If you take the kittens in, it is unlikely that you will find an organization with available staff or volunteers to take on bottle-feeding on short notice. Some organizations do have experienced bottle-feeders, but prior logistical planning is necessary. You can contact our shelter at (941) 747-8808 Ext. 313 and we will attempt to find someone to bottle-feed the kittens, but this might take days.

In the event that you need to care for abandoned kittens:

Feeding & Elimination

Neonatal kittens (under four weeks of age) cannot eat solid food (not canned, not dry) and cannot urinate or defecate on their own, so you must bottle-feed them around-the-clock and stimulate their ge****ls after every feeding so they can eliminate. For example, if you have kittens less than one week old, they will need to be fed and stimulated every three hours. That means you will be caring for them eight times a day — for example, at midnight, 3:00 a.m, 6:00 a.m, etc. If the kittens are unusually small or sickly, they might need to be fed every two hours.

Skipping feedings or overfeeding can cause diarrhea, which results in dehydration, a condition that can be fatal for small kittens (not to mention a hassle for you to clean up after). Diarrhea requires a visit to the veterinarian. As the kittens age, the number of feedings they need per day goes down. You can start weaning at four weeks of age.

Milk Replacement Formulas

Powdered kitten milk replacement formula is better for kittens than the canned liquid formula. We recommend that you use only powdered kitten milk replacement formula from the start — or as soon as possible — to prevent diarrhea. Two major brands of formula are available: PetAg KMR® Powder and Farnam Pet Products Just Born® Highly Digestible Milk Replacer for Kittens. Both brands are available in both canned and powdered formulas. We highly recommend the powdered type to prevent diarrhea. It can be purchased at pet food stores, veterinarians’ offices, or online.

Make sure that the powdered formula you are using is fresh by opening the pop-top and smelling it. It should smell slightly sweet, like powdered milk. If it has a sharp smell like bad cooking oil, cheese, or chemicals, it is rancid, and dangerous to give to the kittens. Do not use any type of formula past the expiration date.
Once opened, kitten milk replacement formula (canned or powdered) must be refrigerated promptly and stored in the refrigerator. You cannot keep opened kitten milk replacement formula out of the refrigerator for very long before it spoils. Think of it as fresh milk.

Tip: Using unflavored Pedialyte electrolyte solution instead of water when mixing the powdered formula for the first 24 hours of feeding helps prevents diarrhea and eases the transition from mom’s milk to commercial kitten milk replacement formula.

It’s imperative to understand and be prepared in the event that you find kittens during kitten season. By being prepared, you can literally save many lives. Please see the information below. Thank you for caring and sharing:

First: Wait & Watch

You might have come across the kittens while their mother is off searching for food, or is in the process of moving them to a different location. Try to determine if the mother is coming back for them, or if they are truly orphaned.

To do this, stand far away from the kittens — 35 feet or more. If you stand too close, the mom will not approach her kittens. You might need to go away completely before the mother cat will return to attend to the kittens. It might be several hours before the mother cat returns — until she no longer senses the presence of humans hovering near her litter.

If you need to leave before the mother cat comes back, carefully evaluate whether the kittens are in immediate danger: Is it raining or snowing? Are dogs or wild animals that might harm the kittens running loose in the neighborhood? Does the neighborhood have kids or adults who are likely to harm the kittens? Are the kittens located in an area with heavy foot or car traffic?

To help with your decision, it is important to know that it might take several hours for the mother cat to return, and healthy kittens can survive this period without food as long as they are warm. Neonatal kittens are much more at risk of hypothermia than they are of starvation. During spring and summer months, waiting a longer time to see if mom will come back is much safer than during frigid winter months. The mother cat offers her kittens’ best chance for survival, so wait and watch as long as you can. The best food for the kittens is their mother’s milk. Remove the kittens only if they are in immediate, grave danger.

If the mother cat returns

If mom returns and the area is relatively safe, leave the kittens alone with mom until they are weaned. You can offer a shelter and regular food to mom, but keep the food and shelter at a distance from each other. Mom will find the food but will not accept your shelter if the food is nearby, because she will not want to attract other cats to food located near her nest.

Six weeks is the optimal age to take the kittens from the mother for socialization and adoption placement, and any time after eight weeks for Trap-Neuter-Return (spay/neuter, vaccination, eartip, and return to their colony). Female cats can become pregnant with a new litter even while they are still nursing, so don’t forget to get the mother cat spayed or you will have more kittens soon!

If the mother cat does not return

If you discover that mom has been hit by a car, or if for any reason it appears that she is not coming back, then you should remove the kittens. This is crucial to the kittens’ survival. But you must be prepared to see this project through to weaning if you decide to intervene!

If you take the kittens in, it is unlikely that you will find an organization with available staff or volunteers to take on bottle-feeding on short notice. Some organizations do have experienced bottle-feeders, but prior logistical planning is necessary. You can contact our shelter at (941) 747-8808 Ext. 313 and we will attempt to find someone to bottle-feed the kittens, but this might take days.

In the event that you need to care for abandoned kittens:

Feeding & Elimination

Neonatal kittens (under four weeks of age) cannot eat solid food (not canned, not dry) and cannot urinate or defecate on their own, so you must bottle-feed them around-the-clock and stimulate their ge****ls after every feeding so they can eliminate. For example, if you have kittens less than one week old, they will need to be fed and stimulated every three hours. That means you will be caring for them eight times a day — for example, at midnight, 3:00 a.m, 6:00 a.m, etc. If the kittens are unusually small or sickly, they might need to be fed every two hours.

Skipping feedings or overfeeding can cause diarrhea, which results in dehydration, a condition that can be fatal for small kittens (not to mention a hassle for you to clean up after). Diarrhea requires a visit to the veterinarian. As the kittens age, the number of feedings they need per day goes down. You can start weaning at four weeks of age.

Milk Replacement Formulas

Powdered kitten milk replacement formula is better for kittens than the canned liquid formula. We recommend that you use only powdered kitten milk replacement formula from the start — or as soon as possible — to prevent diarrhea. Two major brands of formula are available: PetAg KMR® Powder and Farnam Pet Products Just Born® Highly Digestible Milk Replacer for Kittens. Both brands are available in both canned and powdered formulas. We highly recommend the powdered type to prevent diarrhea. It can be purchased at pet food stores, veterinarians’ offices, or online.

Make sure that the powdered formula you are using is fresh by opening the pop-top and smelling it. It should smell slightly sweet, like powdered milk. If it has a sharp smell like bad cooking oil, cheese, or chemicals, it is rancid, and dangerous to give to the kittens. Do not use any type of formula past the expiration date.
Once opened, kitten milk replacement formula (canned or powdered) must be refrigerated promptly and stored in the refrigerator. You cannot keep opened kitten milk replacement formula out of the refrigerator for very long before it spoils. Think of it as fresh milk.

Tip: Using unflavored Pedialyte electrolyte solution instead of water when mixing the powdered formula for the first 24 hours of feeding helps prevents diarrhea and eases the transition from mom’s milk to commercial kitten milk replacement formula.

We wanted to share this very important post from Manatee County Animal Services. You can find more information on our we...
04/02/2021

We wanted to share this very important post from Manatee County Animal Services. You can find more information on our website here https://www.humanemanatee.org/.../trap-neuter-return.../ and please contact our shelter at (941) 747-8808 Ext. 313 or email us at [email protected]

Kitten season is here! Here’s what to do if you find kittens.
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Some additional advice, if you find a mom and kittens together, there are ways to help them without disturbing them. Make sure they have shelter, food and water. Also, contact Humane Society of Manatee County for their TNR program to have mom and kittens fixed when they are ready.
If you find confirmed, orphaned kittens or a sick or injured cat of any age, please contact MCAS at 941-742-5933 ext. 1.
mymanatee.org/pets

Watching your pet get sick from a toxic substance would be horrible for any pet owner. Symptoms of poisoning can be espe...
03/07/2021

Watching your pet get sick from a toxic substance would be horrible for any pet owner. Symptoms of poisoning can be especially traumatic, ranging from seizures and vomiting to nosebleeds, diarrhea, and potentially death.

March is Pet Poison Prevention Month, so as a reminder here are very common household items that are toxic to pets.
Antifreeze
Bait for rodents
Batteries (which can contain corrosive fluid)
Car care products, such as cleaners or oils
Fertilizer
Gorilla Glue (or similar products)
Household cleaners
Medications – prescribed and over-the-counter
Ni****ne products
Pesticides
Pool/ pond products

Food can also be toxic to pets, so it’s always important to remember to never give or allow your pets to have access to any of the following:
Alcoholic beverages
Substances containing caffeine, such as coffee
Chocolate
Fatty foods, especially drippings and grease from cooking
Chicken and turkey bones
Grapes and raisins
Onions and garlic
Macadamia nuts
Salt ornaments
Xylitol
Yeast or bread dough

Plants can also be toxic and poisonous to pets
English ivy/holly
Lilies (especially to cats, even the pollen)
Chinaberry
Poinsettia
Pokeweed
Daphne
Sago Palm

Should your pet show any signs of poisoning, which include vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, blood in stool, paralysis, loss of appetite, bruising, nosebleeds, irregular heartbeat or inability to urinate, call us or the emergency vet clinic right away if we are not open.
For a more complete list please visit: https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poisons/

Watching your pet get sick from a toxic substance would be horrible for any pet owner. Symptoms of poisoning can be especially traumatic, ranging from seizures and vomiting to nosebleeds, diarrhea, and potentially death.

March is Pet Poison Prevention Month, so as a reminder here are very common household items that are toxic to pets.
Antifreeze
Bait for rodents
Batteries (which can contain corrosive fluid)
Car care products, such as cleaners or oils
Fertilizer
Gorilla Glue (or similar products)
Household cleaners
Medications – prescribed and over-the-counter
Ni****ne products
Pesticides
Pool/ pond products

Food can also be toxic to pets, so it’s always important to remember to never give or allow your pets to have access to any of the following:
Alcoholic beverages
Substances containing caffeine, such as coffee
Chocolate
Fatty foods, especially drippings and grease from cooking
Chicken and turkey bones
Grapes and raisins
Onions and garlic
Macadamia nuts
Salt ornaments
Xylitol
Yeast or bread dough

Plants can also be toxic and poisonous to pets
English ivy/holly
Lilies (especially to cats, even the pollen)
Chinaberry
Poinsettia
Pokeweed
Daphne
Sago Palm

Should your pet show any signs of poisoning, which include vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, blood in stool, paralysis, loss of appetite, bruising, nosebleeds, irregular heartbeat or inability to urinate, call us or the emergency vet clinic right away if we are not open.
For a more complete list please visit: https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poisons/

01/12/2021
La Numero Uno 99.1 FM, 1280 AM

We would like to thank La Numero Uno 99.1 FM, 1280 AM for this great news piece featuring our Humane Society of Manatee County Veterinary Clinic, open to the public. We wanted to share with you!
https://www.facebook.com/lanumerouno991fm1280am/videos/398230881264641/

La clínica veterinaria de la Humane Society del Condado de Manatee le ofrece servicios para sus #gatos y #perros.

Ubicada en 2415 14 Street W en Bradenton, ofrece toda clase de servicios de alta calidad y a bajo costo para sus animales de compañía.
Actualmente atiende con cita previa de lunes a sábado de 8 AM a 5 PM con todos los protocolos de bioseguridad debido a la pandemia.

Para una cita llame al 941-747-8808, Opción 1 o escriba a [email protected]

Servicios veterinarios completos:
-Exámenes de bienestar
-Vacunas
-Rayos X
-Servicio odontológico para perros y gatos con rayos X
-Exámenes de sangre y o***a en la clínica
-Esterilizacióm a bajo o ningún costo

Address

2415 14th St W
Bradenton, FL
34205

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 4:30pm

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(941) 747-8808

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My beautiful 4-year old's adopted from there as kittens
Last week you guys adopted out a pit bull mix That mauled a small new Christmas puppy THE SAME DAY. You took back the offending, dangerous animal And offered a refund to the folks you tricked into thinking this dog was not a threat. SOMEBODY DID NOT DO THEIR DUE DILIGENCE . I HAVE WORKED WITH ALL KINDS OF DOGS. It takes five minutes to see if a dog is a risk to others. This must be done over a period of time , NOT ONCE. YOU REFUSE TO HELP THE INJURED PARTY BECAUSE SOMEONE SIGNED A RELEASE IN GOOD FAITH THAT YOU GUYS WERE PROFESSIONAL AND DID YOUR JOBS. SHAME ON YOU FOR ALLOWING DANGEROUS ANIMALS IN OUR HOMES. #DOTHERIGHTTHINGHUMANSOCEITYOFMANATEE
Took my baby Diamond there, and was very well pleased
Goof afternoon! Do you still have the free spay and neuter for stray cats? If so what days?
Thank you humane society! Clinic visit was awesome! Staff kind, professional and helpful!!!
Hello where do you post pics of the dogs that come In that are either found or surrendered for adoption ? Thank you
My children and I would like to volunteer in the wake of #Irma. Is there anything that young children can help with tomorrow?