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Pet Heat Safety

On 31 May, 2015

DVM-HEAT-750x808As the temperatures rise, it’s important to remember that our pets cannot regulate their own temperature as easily as humans can.

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Why Do Dogs And Cats Eat Grass?

On 20 Apr, 2015

dvm (13)Legend has it that dogs and cats eat grass because they are ill and need to vomit or they are suffering from some dietary deficiency. Find out the real answer here.

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Rabies Is Here!

On 20 Apr, 2015

dvm (43)Rabies is real and it is alive and well in the Big Country. Many cases of rabies have already been reported this year. The Texas State Department of Health Services indicates that the incidence of the disease is on the rise.

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Pets And Snakebites

On 20 Apr, 2015

dvm (34)Every year, rattlesnakes bite hundreds of dogs and cats in the Big Country. Animals are naturally curious and get bitten while investigating the rattling or slithering snake. The venom injected by the snake causes immediate pain, swelling and tissue damage.

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Housetraining Your Dog

On 20 Apr, 2015

dvm (26)As pets are becoming more a part of the social fabric, it is important that they have manners that allow them to live indoors. Some of a dog’s instinctual behavior is helpful in teaching indoor manners and some is not. Dogs that eliminate in the house were probably never properly housetrained. A well-housetrained dog can be a joy to live with and add much to our lives.

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Heartworms — The Silent Killer

On 20 Apr, 2015

dvm (78)“My dog doesn’t have heartworms. He’s not sick. He can’t have heartworms.” This is a very common misconception by pet owners heard daily by veterinarians. The fact is; most dogs infected with heartworms have absolutely no symptoms for several years until they develop heart and lung damage from the heartworm infestation.

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Fleas, Fleas, Fleas!

On 20 Apr, 2015

dvm (97)Spring rains and summer temperatures signal and cause the beginning of flea season. While dogs, cats and other small mammals are fleas’ favorite hosts, humans will provide a good meal for any hungry flea.

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Extending Your Pet’s Life

On 20 Apr, 2015

dvm (39)No one likes to think about a beloved pet growing older. We cringe, as the once exuberant puppy needs help up stairs or tires after a short walk. When the always-healthy family dog suddenly stops eating, we worry what the cause might be. Extending your pet’s life may require some effort and investment, but enjoying the extra years is invaluable.

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Embrace Spring With Your Dog

On 20 Apr, 2015

dvm (67)After a long winter, your dog would enjoy some special attention from the most important person in its life. The days are getting warmer, longer and better for enjoying your canine companion. The following are a few tips for ushering in spring with your dog.

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Dentistry For Pets

On 20 Apr, 2015

doberman_teethbrushingPets have teeth too! We often do not think about the care of our pets’ teeth until an illness draws our attention to their mouths. Dental disease is very common in dogs and cats. If they would brush and floss twice a day, they would not have so many problems. So it becomes necessary for us to provide the needed care to keep our pets’ mouths healthy.

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