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We feel it is important to educate our pet parents. There are so many things you can do to keep your BFF healthy and happy. New articles are added each month, so please visit our ‘knowledge center’ often.

Hot Weather is Here

Hot Weather is Here

Keep Your Pets Safe! Summertime is always fun in Texas. Families are firing up the BBQs, swimming, or perhaps spending the weekend going river-tubing.  There are tons of activities to keep you and the family busy this time of year. However, with temperatures in the...

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Flea & Tick Prevention – College Station, Texas

Flea & Tick Prevention – College Station, Texas

Pest season is here. While pests can plague us throughout the year, May, June, and July are the peak seasons pests in Texas. Pest prevention is the best remedy. But before we go into that, it helps to know how to detect them and get rid of them. Pest Prevention Begins...

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Periodontal Disease in Cats

Periodontal Disease in Cats

More than 85% of cats over 4 years of age have periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a progressive inflammation of the supporting structures around the teeth. Signs of periodontal disease include bad breath, redness or bleeding along the gum line, drooling,...

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Feline Urinary Problems

Feline Urinary Problems

Cats can develop serious urinary problems, so it’s important to learn how to recognize trouble signs early. If your cat is unable to urinate, this is an emergency requiring immediate veterinary attention. A veterinary checkup is very important for a cat that changes...

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Feline Obesity

Feline Obesity

Obesity (the storage of excess fat) is usually caused by excessive food intake and insufficient exercise. One of the biggest problems in pets is overfeeding. By examining your cat, your veterinarian can determine whether he or she is overweight or obese and help you...

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Pet Dental Care

Pet Dental Care

Without routine dental care, most dogs and cats develop periodontal (dental) disease by 3 years of age. Periodontal disease is the most common health problem in dogs and cats. Bad breath may be a sign of periodontal disease in your pet. Providing routine dental care...

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Preventing Heartworms and Fleas

Preventing Heartworms and Fleas

Heartworms and fleas are parasites that can cause serious problems. Fortunately, these parasites can be prevented by using safe, effective, and easy-to-administer medications. Heartworm disease damages the heart, lungs, and related blood vessels and can be fatal. This...

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Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Periodontal Disease in Dogs

More than 85% of dogs over 4 years of age have periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a progressive inflammation of the supporting structures around the teeth. Signs of periodontal disease include bad breath, redness or bleeding along the gum line, difficulty...

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Atopy

Atopy

Atopy is a common cause of skin problems in dogs, but it is less common in cats. Atopy usually develops in animals younger than 3 years, but older pets can also be affected. Depending on the underlying cause, clinical signs may occur seasonally or year-round. Atopy...

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Canine Nutrition

Canine Nutrition

A proper diet is necessary to ensure the health and longevity of your dog. Dogs are omnivores, meaning that they can eat meat and plants as their primary food sources. Look for a statement on the food’s label that says the food underwent AAFCO (Association of American...

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Human Foods That Are Dangerous for Dogs and Cats

Human Foods That Are Dangerous for Dogs and Cats

Some human foods can cause serious illness (and even death) in dogs and cats.Pets should not be given human food unless recommended by your veterinarian.If you suspect your pet may have eaten a dangerous food, contact your veterinarian immediately. What Do I Need to...

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Obesity in Pets: Tipping the Scale in Your Favor

Obesity in Pets: Tipping the Scale in Your Favor

Approximately half of the pets in the United States are either overweight or obese. The health consequences of obesity include increased risk for joint disease, heart and respiratory problems, and diabetes. As with humans, weight management is not a quick fix, and the...

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