• common-triggers thunder

    Loud noises can be scary.

    Jun 12 2016

    The exact cause of noise aversion is not well understood.  Dogs experiencing anxiety from thunderstorms or fireworks are distressed and suffering. They can damage property, injure themselves or escape. Ask about Sileo…

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    Canine Noise Sensitivity, Anxiety and Phobia

    Jun 06 2016

    Is your dog trying to tell you something? At least one-third of all dogs in the United States suffer from noise aversion. The fear and anxiety associated with noise is commonly…

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    Canine Influenza reported in Houston

    May 25 2016

    The strain of canine Influenza that was identified in dogs in Chicago and parts of the Midwest last year has now been identified in a dog in the Houston area. …

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    Hyperthyroidism in Cats

    Mar 22 2016

      Is your cat at risk for hyperthyroidism? The thyroid glands are located in the neck and play a vital role in regulating the body’s metabolic rate. Hyperthyroidism is a…

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    Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants

    Mar 07 2016

    Click this link for a list that contains plants that have been reported as having systemic effects on animals and/or intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract.  

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    The Big Four Easter Hazards For Pets

    Mar 03 2016

    Easter, like most holidays, is a busy time at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. Chocolate is a common theme, as it is during other festive times of the year,…

  • There's no such thing as an outdoor-only mosquito!

    Just One Mosquito is All it Takes For a Life Threatening Disease!

    Feb 29 2016

    It’s March—springtime is around the corner! Worms in your garden…and worms in your pet? Eeew! Hold on, let’s explain… The worms you find in your garden mulch are not the…

  • Pet Dental Month!!

    Pet Dental Month is Here!

    Feb 05 2016

    It’s the month of love! Hugs! Kisses! If your pet’s bad breath makes them positively un-kissable,  it’s time schedule their yearly checkup today It’s that time of year again. A…

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    February is National Pet Dental Month!

    Jan 21 2016

    Can you imagine if we didn’t brush our teeth at least once a day?  Ewww.  Well that’s happening to your dogs and cats.  Nasty breath, gingivitis, plaque, tartar, pus…the list…


    Canine H3N2 Influenza Outbreak in Austin, Texas

    Dec 18 2015

    I was informed this morning that there was an outbreak of H3N2 Canine Flu in Austin, Texas.  This is the virus that affected Chicago where more than 1,000 cases of canine infectious…