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!

┬áSago 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 […]

Why does my pet need a wellness exam every year?

Why does my pet need a wellness exam every year? Many of us consider our pets to be part of our family. We love and cherish them, we share their photos, we take videos of them doing silly things, and so on. So of course we want to our pets to live long, happy and […]