Truth Regarding Ice Water For Dogs

by Heather on July 9, 2014

There has been recent speculation about whether to give ice water to dogs, the following article addresses the issue completely…. http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/truth-ice-water-dogs/story?id=24231633

 

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HOLIDAY HOURS

by Heather on July 1, 2014

WE WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY JULY 4TH 2014 AND SATURDAY JULY 5TH 2014 IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY. WE WILL REOPEN ON MONDAY JULY 7TH AT OUR NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS. PLEASE REFER TO OUR EMERGENCIES PAGE IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR PET DURING THIS TIME.  WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS!

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!

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Summer is here!  It is important to remember that pets should not be allowed to stay in vehicles during this time. Temperatures do not have to be very high outside to become excruciating inside vehicles. There have already been pets found suffering inside very hot cars this year. Animals can suffer dehydration, brain damage as well as other injuries from heat. We are asking for all pet owners to be aware of the danger of leaving pets in their vehicles. Below is a chart to refer to………….

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Rattlesnakes and The Vaccine: Get The Facts

by Heather on May 26, 2014

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There have been many sightings and even bites from snakes recently. Some of the most dangerous snakes are Rattlesnakes and Coral Snakes. While Coral Snakes have teeth that have to chew to release their venom, they are one of the most poisonous and popular snakes in the area. Rattlesnake bites can also be very fatal and it has been known in recent years that rattlers have changed their behavior and are striking humans and animals without warning. The most important precaution that can be taken with snakes is to always be aware of your surroundings. Another very important precaution that can be taken for pets is the Rattlesnake Vaccination. This vaccine is given in a series of two shots initially, one month apart. After the series, every 6 months. It helps protect against Rattlesnakes AND Copperheads and can be given to canines and equines. The usual action of calling the Veterinarian if an animal is bitten still needs to be priority, however with the Rattlesnake Vaccine on board, these types of animals have a better chance of recovery from the bite. Call us or Facebook us at with any questions on this great product and its benefits! Phone:512-847-5514 or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cypress-Creek-Animal-Hospital/169105219804735

DEATHS LINKED TO JERKY TREATS

May 19, 2014

There have been some issues with various brands of jerky treats for dogs that have been involved in an ongoing investigation by the FDA and other officials. Below you will find a link to a news report on these treats……..http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/25545565/fda-over-1000-dog-deaths-linked-to-toxic-jerky-treats    

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Do You Need Pet Insurance?

April 5, 2014

                            Some of the most costly and necessary procedures can cause concern when it comes to the pocket book of pet owners. An owner may be presented with a diagnosis that there pet is in need of treatment that could mean life [...]

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Skin Conditions in Pets

March 17, 2014

Spring and Summer are very common seasons for allergies to pollens. When animals have allergies, they will often scratch certain areas or even all over their body and have fur loss though there can also be other causes for these symptoms. There are many skin conditions that look alike and it is important to know which [...]

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