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Healthy Weights for Pets

Factors which contribute to a pet’s weight The two main factors which contribute to a pet’s weight are (1) calories consumed and (2) calories used by the pet’s activities (running, playing, walking, etc.).  If a pet is on average consuming more calories than they are using, then they will gain weight over time.  However, if […]


Keep your pet safe in the South Texas heat

by Robert B. Duncan, DVM Spring Branch Veterinary Hospital   Why are pets more at risk of heat stroke than people? Dogs and cats do not perspire the way people do.   They primarily cool through panting to release heat.  They also have a minimal amount of perspiration through their foot pads.  These methods of cooling […]