From the Doctors

Fleas

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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

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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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Concerns Over Beneful

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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

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

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Barking

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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

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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

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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…

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