Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

  Don’t Let Your Pet Feast on Thanksgiving – It’s tempting to want to treat your pet on Thanksgiving, however human food can make your pet sick. Fatty or spicy food, as well as bones, should not be fed to your furry family members. Turkey can cause pancreatitis which is a very serious disease in […]

How to Trim Your Pet’s Toenails

  The Importance of Regular Pet Toenail Trimming It is important to keep your pet’s toenails short to avoid offsetting their natural posture and gait. Long toenails will affect their balance and their movement which can even lead to increased joint disease. Overgrown toenails can more easily get broken or catch on something. Ingrown toenails […]

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

  Halloween is a fun time for children and families but it can be very scary for pets! Follow these tips to keep your furry family members safe and healthy this Halloween. Trick-or-treat candy is not for pets  All forms of chocolate are dangerous for dogs and cats. Baking chocolate and dark chocolate are even […]

Chagas Disease, A Deadly Threat to Texas Dogs

Overview of Chagas Disease Chagas disease is a very serious deadly and increasingly common disease in dogs in Texas. Chagas disease is caused by an infection by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. The infection is transmitted to dogs, people, and other mammals by the kissing bug. Kissing bugs are nocturnal, blood-feeding insects that are members of […]

Sago Palm: The Deadly Plant In Your Yard!

 Sago Palms Sago palms are very common ornamental yard plants in Texas and are extremely deadly to pets! All parts of sago palms are considered poisonous, with the seeds (nuts) being the most toxic part of the plant. Sago palms contain cycasin, which is the primary active toxic agent resulting in severe liver failure in […]

Pets Get Allergies Too!

Pet Allergies Yes, dogs and cats can have allergies just like humans do! In fact, allergic skin disease is one of the most commonly diagnosed skin problems in dogs! It is especially common in Texas. Pets can be allergic to environmental allergens including: pollen, weeds, trees, grasses, plants, animal dander, dust mites, and many other […]

What To Do If Your Pet Is Poisoned

Pet Poisoning Unfortunately many pets experience poisoning or toxicity every year. Most cases are accidental because dogs will put almost anything in their mouth. Many household substances, pesticides, medications, foods and plants are toxic to pets. Toxins can affect many body systems including gastrointestinal damage, internal bleeding, liver damage, kidney damage, neurologic damage, and even […]

OctoBARKfest! Save the Date

Saturday October 22, 2016    11am-2pm Spring Branch Veterinary Hospital will be having an open house and fall family fun festival! Admission is free. Canyon Lake Animal Shelter will have adoptable animals on site! Activities will include:  pumpkin patch photo booth . kids games . food and drinks . hospital tours . pet care  demonstrations […]

Cat Behavior Problems?

Behavior problems in cats are one of the most common concerns for owners. Ongoing behavior problems are one of the leading reasons why cats are given away, taken to a shelter, or left outside. Here are a few common problems and a few suggestions to help: Not using the litter box House soiling is the […]

Should I have my cat or dog spayed or neutered?

Should I have my cat or dog spayed or neutered? Are you wondering whether you should neuter or spay your pet? Here are a few of the many reasons why getting your pets spayed and neutered is better for your pet as well as for the general pet population: Preventing pet overpopulation and unwanted pregnancies: […]