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Halloween Pet Safety in Houston

Tips for a Safe & Happy Halloween Whether or not you’re a Halloween enthusiast, you can’t resist the infectious charm of this holiday. Many of us feel a strong urge to decorate our homes with scary decorations, dress up as our favorite characters, and fill our homes with treats. While these are all things we…

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Managing Pet Separation Anxiety in Houston

As your veterinarian, we’re as concerned about your pet’s mental health as we are their physical health. Pet separation anxiety is a common problem for many of our best friends, especially dogs, and tends to become more pronounced during back-to-school season. Whether it’s children going back to school or pet parents returning to their teaching…

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The Importance of Vaccinations for Houston Pets

Is your pet up-to-date on their vaccinations? Your answer is of vital importance to your pet’s health. Pets benefit substantially from timely cat and dog vaccinations. Pet vaccinations provide immunity against many prevalent diseases that commonly affect wildlife and unvaccinated animals. Consistent, widespread administration of vaccines over the past hundred years has contributed significantly to…

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Your Houston Veterinarian’s Tips for Managing Pet Allergies

Tips for Managing Your Pet’s Allergies Pollen is a major problem for people and pets alike here in the Houston area. Dog allergies and cat allergies actually manifest differently than human allergies, itchiness being one of the primary symptoms for pets. If you notice your pet scratching themselves and licking/chewing at their feet frequently, they…

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February is Pet Dental Health Month!

Do you brush your teeth daily and floss frequently? Are you acutely aware when your breath is not fresh? Do you worry about your oral health and regularly see your dentist for cleaning, x-rays and thorough oral exams? That being said – is your pet’s health important to you? Of course, it is! Providing routine…

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Top 10 Cat Emergencies

Top 10 Cat Emergencies Cats often become reclusive and hide when they are not feeling well, which makes knowing when they need to be seen by your veterinarian a challenge. They have unique signs of emergency conditions that often go unrecognized by owners. Some injuries are obvious, such as a cat with an open wound,…

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Easter Pet Poisons

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies. “Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “All parts of the Easter lily…

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Animal Medical Center of the Village

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