Pet Poison Prevention Week

In honor of Pet Poison Prevention Week, we would like to raise awareness about the dangers lurking in our homes. We've put together a short list of common household items that are harmful to our pups. When in doubt, always call your veterinarian to discuss potential pet poisoning.

Dental Care for Dogs and Cats

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of canines and 70% of felines begin showing signs of oral disease before the age of 5. There is no doubt that maintaining our pets’ oral hygiene can be a challenge, requiring involvement of both owners and

Senior Wellness Exams: The Who, What, When and Why

Who: Senior pets are cats and dogs over 7 years old. What: A senior wellness check is a comprehensive examination. These examinations will check for physical signs of diseases more likely to affect senior animals. History - Detailed history can help your veterinarian detect underlying diseases.

Scare-free Veterinary Visits

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

Howl-O-Ween Safety

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

Boutique and Grain-Free Diets and Heart Disease

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 not treated

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