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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

Low Level Laser Therapy

Spicewood Springs Animal Hospital is excited to announce the addition of a Companion Therapy Laser to our array of pain management services. Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a newer technology that is increasingly being utilized in human and animal medicine

July 4th and Fireworks Anxiety

With July 4th happening this weekend, we probably have a lot on our minds; shopping for brisket and beer, finding out the best location to watch the fireworks, or arranging events with friends and neighbors. It’s easy to forget about our furry housemates. July 4th