The Mental Health Crisis in Veterinary Medicine

We typically keep all of our social media posts happy and light hearted, however today we are making an exception. This has been a rough week for the veterinary medicine community. While this does not directly involve Spring Branch Vet, the community has lost 3 veterinarians to suicide this week alone. If this is a […]

Porcupines and Dogs Don’t Mix

    Porcupines and dogs don’t mix. Porcupines are very prevalent in central Texas and their numbers have been reported to be on the rise in the last decade. Their quills are their defense mechanism and they are designed to do a tremendous amount of damage very quickly. They have over 30,000 quills that detach […]

Pet Dental Health Month

During the month of February Spring Branch Veterinary Hospital is offering: -FREE dental exams with a veterinary technician -10% OFF DENTAL CLEANINGS -FREE dental toothbrush kits while supplies last     Can you imagine what your mouth would feel like if you stopped brushing your teeth? Good oral health is very important to your health, […]

Pet and Family Photos with Santa!

Join us on Saturday, December 8th 2018 from 1-3 for Photos with Santa!   Location: Spring Branch Veterinary Hospital 5090 Hwy 281 North, Spring Branch, TX, 78070 Bring your pets and/or kids for Photos with Santa, Snacks, and Goodie Bags! Photos will be emailed to you Please bring a cash donation for the Bulverde Area Humane […]

Leptospirosis, a Deadly Risk to Dogs in Texas

Leptospirosis is a deadly disease that poses a serious risk to dogs in this area of Texas.  People can also catch Leptospirosis.   What is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is caused by a bacterial infection with the Leptospira bacteria.  This bacteria is found word wide in the urine of infected animals and in the soil and water.  […]

Arthritis in Pets

Did you know that 20% of middle aged pets and 90% of geriatric pets suffer from arthritis?  Arthritis causes pain and limited mobility in pets.  It is important to recognize the signs of arthritis in pets as well as understand prevention and management.   What is Arthritis? Arthritis, also referred to as osteoarthritis or degenerative […]

5 Ways to Prevent Tick Borne Disease in Pets

Ticks are an unsightly nuisance to pets, that are also capable of transmitting some deadly diseases to both pets and people.  Ticks are arachnids, similar to spiders and mites.  Ticks are parasites that feed on the blood of a host.  Ticks that embed in a pet’s skin can transmit a variety of serious and even life threatening […]

Flea Facts for Pet Owners

Fleas are a problem all year in Texas, however they flourish in the spring time with perfect temperatures and humidity levels.  Fleas thrive in temperatures between 65-80 Fahrenheit and 75-85% humidity.  This makes spring and fall ideal times for flea infestations on our pets in Texas.   The Flea Life Cycle: Fleas are tiny parasites […]

Recognize Signs of Diabetes in Pets

It is important to recognize the signs of diabetes in pets before the disease progresses.  Without proper treatment pets with diabetes become very sick.  November is National Pet Diabetes Month so it’s appropriate to help pet parents understand this disease better.   What is Diabetes? Diabetes mellitus  is a condition that occurs when the body […]

Heartworm Infections Increasing Across the United States

Studies by the American Heartworm Society have found that heartworm infections are increasing across the United States. What is Heartworm Disease? Heartworm disease is caused by the parasite Dirofilaria immitis, a type of worm that lives inside the pulmonary arteries (blood vessels in the lungs) and heart. Heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitoes. When a mosquito […]