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June 27, 2019
Worms in Your Dog's Feces: The Symptoms

There are a variety of parasites that can infect your dog. The most common are hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, whipworms, coccidia, and giardia. However, only two of these are commonly seen in dog's poop: tapeworms and roundworms. What Roundworms and Tapeworms Look Like in Your Dog's Stool Adult roundworms are large enough to be seen in […]

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June 25, 2019
How to Calm Your Dog During a Thunderstorm.

Calming your dog during a thunderstorm can be very challenging, especially when these fears become associated with other activities or events happening during the storm. Over time, even a simple rain shower can trigger the same fear stimulus, causing them to have the same anxious reaction as they experience with thunder. The Symptoms Symptoms of […]

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May 22, 2019
Flea Bites and Treating Your Infected Pet.

Flea bites can be extremely itchy and uncomfortable. And the fleas that cause them stick around; once fleas are in your home, you have to take action to get them out. That means calling an exterminator and treating your pet for fleas. If you notice flea bites like the ones depicted above, it's time to […]

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April 10, 2019
Heartworm Symptoms in Dogs and Cats.

Heartworm Symptoms Pets don’t often show any symptoms of heartworms until the disease has progressed. Signs in dogs and cats differ. Dog Symptoms: A mild persistent cough Reluctance to exercise Fatigue after moderate activity Decreased appetite and weight loss. Heartworm disease can cause death in both cats and dogs Cat Symptoms: Coughing Difficulty breathing Vomiting […]

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March 8, 2019
Symptoms and Treatment of Dog Allergies.

As temperatures begin to warm, seasonal allergies flare up in people and their dogs. Unfortunately, Texas is one of the worst areas for dog allergies. There are many types of allergens that commonly affect dogs, including many different trees, grasses, pollens, environmental molds, microscopic dust mites, and insects - including the infamous flea - to name a few. Some pets are allergic to […]

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February 11, 2019
Theobromine: It's in Chocolate and It's Bad for Your Dog.

As Valentine’s Day draws near, it’s a good time to revisit what to do if your resourceful pup sneaks a chocolate or two while you are not looking. Chocolate is toxic to dogs because it contains methylxanthines: theobromine and caffeine. The more chocolate liquor there is in a product, the more theobromine there is. Following is a list […]

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January 22, 2019
Is Grain Free or Raw Dog Food Really Good for My Pet?

Pet parents are barraged by marketing messages from the pet food industry advocating grain free or raw dog food. The messages are compelling, but the science behind such diets reveals the trend may actually be harmful to some dogs. Let’s talk about the potential dangers of feeding grain free and raw diets and why dogs […]

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