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 […]

What Pet Owners Need to Know About the Dog Flu

  There have been 5 recent confirmed cases of the dog flu, or canine influenza, in Texas.  This article has information that pet owners need to know about the dog flu to prevent the infection in pets.   The Spread of Canine Influenza Canine influenza, or the dog flu, is a highly contagious viral infection […]

4th of July Pet Safety Tips

Did you know that more pets go missing on July 4th than any other holiday? Fireworks, BBQ’s and other 4th of July traditions can be great fun for people; but all of the festivities can be frightening and even dangerous for animals. Fireworks are very scary for pets and they will often try to escape […]

Are You Missing These Signs That Your Pet Is In Pain?

It can be very easy to miss the signs that your pet is in pain or sick. Dogs and cats have a tendency to hide their pain, making it difficult to properly care for them when they need it the most. But if you know the signs to look for, you can recognize symptoms of […]

Easter Pet Safety Tips

Easter is joyous time for family gathering and celebration.  All of the Easter goodies can pose a risk to your pet’s health.  More pet poisonings are reported during Easter than other times of the year.  With Easter right around the corner we recommend that you take these pet safety tips to help keep your pets […]

Avoiding Snake Bites in Pets

Venomous snakes pose a deadly threat to pets in Texas.  In the warmer months snakes become much more active so the risk of snake bites is much higher.  90% of snake bites occur between the months of April and October.  It is important for pet owners to be careful to safeguard their dogs and cats […]

Spring Pet Health Tips

Spring is in the air! Along with the warmer weather, springtime also means that fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other pests, are going to be more prevalent. Here are some spring pet care tips to help you manage a few of these pests. Mosquitos pose a DEADLY threat to dogs and cats! Mosquito bites transmit heartworm […]

February is Pet Dental Health Month

Can you imagine what your mouth would feel like if you stopped brushing your teeth? Good oral health is very important to your health and the same is true for your pets. Keeping your pet’s mouth healthy will help prevent periodontal disease. Up to 85% of pets over the age of 3 will have periodontal […]

10 New Years Resolutions for Pet Owners

The New Year is the perfect time for setting goals and starting fresh. For pet owners out there, shouldn’t we be including our furry family members among our top priorities for the New Year? Having pets has been shown to improve both our physical and mental health, so it is only fair to return the […]