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,
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 -
Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends and family, including the furry & four-legged! As we give thanks and break bread this holiday, we must not break the rules for our pets. The greatest gift we can give our pets is to keep them
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.