At Spicewood Springs Animal Hospital we believe Halloween should be scary, not veterinary visits! Emotional well-being is important to overall health, and your pet's health is our priority. Some patients experience pre-vet anxiety, so pay attention to your pet's behavior during the commute to the
Halloween is one of the funnest times of the year! Whether you go all out with the decorations and festivities or prefer to sit back and pass out candy, this holiday isn't always a treat for our four-legged companions. Tricky Treats Candy, chocolate, xylitol, and
You may have heard the warnings of a link between increasingly popular grain-free diets and heart disease in dogs. In recent months, cardiologists have documented a rising number of cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM, in dogs eating certain diets, specifically those labeled "grain-free."
Preventing Pyometra Why Preventive Care is Important for Your Pet's Well-Being Spaying and neutering are an important part of preventative medical care in dogs and cats for many reasons. One disease that affects intact female dogs and cats is pyometra, which can be life-threatening if
Both puppies and kittens need practiced socialization! The following recommendations are applicable to puppies 7-16 weeks and kittens 7-14 weeks. Socialization of your young puppy or kitten must be practiced with consideration of the risks of illness and injury, and in compliance with your veterinarian's
It's hot, y'all! Haley and Pugsley are here to remind you to cool down, stay safe, and beat the heat this summer!
March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month, and March 17th-23rd is Pet Poison Prevention Week. We've compiled a list of some commonly-found dangerous plants here in Austin, as well as a list of food and household items that may pose a risk to your pets.
Regular dental cleanings are important to remove tartar from your pet’s teeth before it starts to cause localized or even systemic health issues. But with several options now available, which should you choose?
Adding a new dog to your home is a very exciting time. Some of the first things you’ll want to do with your new addition will be to take them to the pet store and pick out a brand new collar, squishy bed, and the
It’s the 4th of July, and the whole family is in the backyard, grilling, swimming, lighting sparklers, and having a great time. Meanwhile, the dog’s inside, hiding under the bed, panting, trembling, and whining. Sound familiar? According to a recent article in the New York