April 10, 2019
Protect Your Pet’s Heart

Heartworms, Though Preventable, Are On the Rise  Spring and summer bring long days perfect for lots of outdoor playtime for you and your pet. In Texas, such warm weather also brings mosquitos – and an elevated risk of heartworms. In fact, Texas has the 4th highest heartworm rate in the country behind only Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.  Heartworms are […]

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March 8, 2019
Seasonal and Environmental Allergies

As temperatures begin to warm, seasonal allergies flare up in people and their pets. Unfortunately, Texas is one of the worst areas for canine 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
The Truth About Chocolate, Sweets, and Dogs

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 of […]

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January 22, 2019
Is a Grain-Free or Raw Diet Really Good for My Pet?

Pet parents are barraged by marketing messages from the pet food industry advocating a grain-free or raw diet for their dogs. 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 […]

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