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 or death and the owner has to make a very difficult decision when cost is concern. This should not be an issue and pet insurance can help offset these costs. Please follow the link below to find out more information on pet insurance…..
Spring is in the air! As warmer weather approaches us, snakes will be increasingly coming out of hibernation. 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
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 type are causing issues for your pet. As seen in the picture to the left, hot spots are common resulting from skin conditions in pets. With help from a veterinarian, an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment can help bring your pets skin back to healthy again. We do not want our pets to become miserable, we want them to enjoy life! If your pet causes you concern for a possible skin condition, contact us so we can help!
Spring is approaching and we will be using gardening supplements, bugs will be crawling more, and pets will be playing outside more. It is important to pay attention to what we use around the house and if all is put in a safe place out of our pets reach. Below is a link to a great site that lists a few helpful tips for Spring time and pets.