• 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…

  • Just How Hot Does it Get in a Parked Car?

    Jun 28 2015

    Dr. Ward is going to show us just how hot it can get in a parked car, how long it takes, and how long he can withstand the heat.

  • Where’s the best place to go when your pet needs a check-up?

    Jun 19 2015

    It’s Official!  Houston’s A-List Voters named Neartown Animal Clinic the Best Veterinarians in the Houston area for 2015 and 2014. neartown-animal-clinic-winners-certificate

  • Why Do Dogs and Cats Eat Grass?

    Feb 27 2015

    The short answer is we don’t know. Most veterinarians agree that grass eating seems to be a way for dogs and cats to relieve gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, parasites or possibly…

  • The Truth About Selective Dog Breeding

    Feb 22 2015

     This is an article I found that is worthy of sharing with dog lovers everywhere.    I miss the old-time German Shepherds that I grew up with.  100 Years of Breed…

  • Now There’s an iPod for Dogs?

    Jan 15 2015

    We will never be able to utter the phrase “now I’ve seen everything.”  Everyday there is a new gadget out there and so many of them are for our pets.…

  • Do You Know What You’re Feeding Your Pets? Probably Not…

    Jan 01 2015

    How do you choose your pet’s food?   Visually? Color of the bag, yummy looking meat or vegetable pictures on the bags, cute puppies or kittens.  Wording?  Grain-Free, no corn, no…

  • 10 Reasons to Match Your New Pet With Your Personality!

    Nov 20 2014

    Between 6 and 8 million pets enter shelters each year.    You can help keep this sad story from repeating by making sure you get an animal that matches your…

  • Halloween Perils for Black Cats

    Oct 30 2014

    While October may be the favorite month of thousands of humans, who excitedly plan their costumes of spooks, vampires and monsters, in anticipation of Halloween, cats, particularly black cats, have…

  • Companion Animal Laser Therapy, Heal Your Pet!

    Oct 24 2014

    Neartown Animal Clinic is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy for their dogs and cats. What is Laser Therapy? Laser Therapy is a surgery-free, drug-free and noninvasive treatment…