Rabies is a term that most pet owners recognize and then cringe over. Unless you’ve had first-hand experience with this deadly disease, the dangers may feel somewhat remote. However, rabies poses a very real threat to our pets and families, making vaccination and other precautionary measures imperative. A Closer Look Rabies is a zoonotic disease, [...]
Brachycephalic breeds are a popular choice as pets – and for good reason. Their unique features (the smooshed face) and adorable personalities hold a lot of appeal for owners of flat faced Breeds. These flat faced breeds, such as the Shih Tzu, Frenchie, Boston terrier, and Persian cat, also come with equally unique physical challenges. [...]
While strong weather systems are beneficial to drought-stricken areas, tropical storms and hurricanes threaten our area’s livelihood. When Ike hit land in 2008, it was a Category 2 storm, but the storm surge in its wake was more like a Category 4. Communities near Galveston and Houston were heavily impacted by rain and wind, and [...]
With all of the magic and holiday spirit in the air, it’s easy to go a little overboard with the bells, baubles, and bows. However, did you know that many seemingly innocuous decorations are actually hazardous to your pet? Poisonous plants seem to be among the most common holiday selections. But don’t let this stifle [...]
After this brief overview on holiday pet safety, we can all offer thanks and gratitude for a healthy pet.
The significant advances in veterinary medicine in recent decades have contributed much to the overall understanding of how aging affects our pets. Veterinarians are not only able to catch conditions and diseases related to aging sooner and provide better and more treatment options, we are also able to educate and inform pet owners on how [...]
As our pets grow older, many experience issues common to the aging process, including degenerative joint disease or arthritis. When a pet suffers from these diseases, mobility is often impacted, leaving an otherwise healthy, alert senior pet with a diminished quality of life. Thankfully, there are now several options for treating and managing the pain [...]
Summer is all about warm weather, healthy exercise, and fun in the sun. Unfortunately, too much time in the sun can create serious health issues for our playful pets. To make sure your pets stay safe this summer, know the signs of heat distress in your furry friends and how to help if things get [...]