Labor Day Holiday

by Heather on August 26, 2014

Our office will be closed on Monday September 1, 2014 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. We will reopen at our normal business hours on Tuesday September 2, 2014. Please refer to our Emergencies link on our website or call the office number 512-847-5514 to receive information from our answering service on Emergency Hospital Locations. Thank you and have a great weekend!

IS YOUR HORSE HEALTHY?

by Heather on August 20, 2014

It is important for horse owners to be able to pinpoint whether their horse(s) have attracted parasites. Horses can pick up internal parasites just by grazing in pastures, and even stables. Such warning signs of parasitic infection would be rough coat, diarrhea, and potbellied condition. This stresses the importance of making sure your horse is examined by a Veterinarian to ensure that they are healthy and receive any treatment that may be necessary.

 

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Fleas…Year Round?

by Heather on August 5, 2014

photo courtesy of Zoetis Commitment To Veterinarians

photo courtesy: www.vet-medic.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Does your pet have flea’s? These pesky little creatures  ARE roaming year round in warmer climates and can cause significant issues for your pet and your home. It is very important to treat for fleas as outbreaks can cause skin issues including dermatitis and even anemia in your pet. There are several products to treat fleas including the newest Bravecto that treats fleas in dogs for up to 12 weeks.

 

Raw Diets….good or bad?

by Heather on July 23, 2014

 

Sad dog and raw egg

Photo Courtesy of: http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/ss/slideshow-foods-your-dog-should-never-eat

 

There has been questioning rather or not feeding a raw diet to our pets is beneficial. In actuality, feeding a raw diet to our pets can increase the potential of health concerns for both the hands of the feeder and the pet. It is important for pet owners to read the information on the following link regarding feeding raw diets………

http://consumer.healthday.com/vitamins-and-nutrition-information-27/food-and-nutrition-news-316/raw-food-pets-689336.html

Truth Regarding Ice Water For Dogs

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

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!! COURTESY: www.elcivics.com

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Reminder Regarding Warmer Temperatures And Pets

June 11, 2014

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 [...]

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