From the Doctors

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    Fleas

    In the Texas Hill Country we don’t have a “flea season” and with our mild winter we have already seen lots of problems with fleas on our furry friends. These…

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    Heat Stroke in Dogs

    Heat stroke and hot car safety are major concerns in south Texas, especially this time of year. The pets are not yet acclimated to the higher temperatures we are experiencing…

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    What are Heartworms? Q/A

    Heartworms are parasites that live in the heart and vessels of the lungs causing scarring and long-term damage to the heart and lungs. How does my pet contract heartworm disease?…

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    Concerns Over Beneful

    Purina dog food has been in the news recently regarding concerns about their product Purina Beneful. There has been a class-action lawsuit that this particular dog food is killing dogs. The…

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    Canine Influenza

    Everyone has heard about the recent outbreak of Canine Influenza in Chicago and many pet owners are worried about their dog’s health. This virus is rare with sporadic outbreaks and…

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    Christmas Hazards

    Christmas is an exciting time of year for many families! There is decorating to do, presents to wrap, and food to make; all of which pose hazards to your pets….

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    Injured Wildlife & Orphan Babies

    Oftentimes, we get phone calls regarding what to do with injured or orphaned wild animals. While we appreciate and understand such concern, we also want to recommend using caution when…

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    Barking

    Dogs bark for a variety of reasons, some good, some not so good. Sometimes barking is a welcoming signal, other times not. Sometimes dogs bark briefly, and other times they…

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    Obesity

    Obesity is defined as the excessive accumulation of body fat. Between 25 and 40 percent of pets are considered obese or are likely to become obese. It is the most…

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    Heartworms in Cats

    Heartworms have traditionally been considered a parasite of dogs; however, they have been occasionally found in cats for many years. Our concept of heartworms in cats has been that they…