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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

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

3 Tips to Beat the Heat

It's hot, y'all! Haley and Pugsley are here to remind you to cool down, stay safe, and beat the heat this summer!

Pet Poison Prevention

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.

Noise Aversion

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