Dog and Cat

How to Help Your Dog and Cat Get Along

We’ve all heard the old wives’ tale about dogs and cats. There are phrases in all kinds of languages about how much they fight or how they can’t live together. But it turns out – with the right preparation and attitude – dogs and cats can live together as friends!   Somewhere along the line we got this in our …

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Cat Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Oh no! Your cat has been making a lot of trips to the litter box to pee lately, and now they’re straining and crying out when they urinate. Maybe they’ve even become frightened of the litter box and started peeing on your carpet! These are all red flags that may lead to concerns that your cat has a urinary tract …

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What is Kennel Cough in Dogs? Symptoms & Treatments

Why Is My Dog Coughing? It can be tough to know if your pet is really sick. Just because your dog is coughing, it doesn’t always mean he or she is sick. It’s normal for dogs to cough occasionally, because they’re sniffing, licking, and panting all the time, which causes them to breath in dust and irritants. However, if your …

Dog training

How To Encourage Your Dog’s Positive Behavior

When you bought or adopted your dog, you may have imagined a Lassie situation, but ended up with more of a Marley and Me. Even if you find your dog’s antics amusing, there are times when it’s important that you’re able to control him.  Inexperienced dog owners may not know the best way to go about this, but even the …

Adopt Puppy

How Much Does It Cost to Adopt a Dog or Cat in Texas?

When you want to bring a new pet into your home, you have two general choices: buy or adopt. While many like the idea of adopting, they can have thoughts that they won’t be able to find a puppy or kitten or the breed they really want—but that’s not true! If you know where to look and have a little …

11 Human Foods That Are Safe to Feed to Your Cat

Do you ever want to treat your cat to a dinner or snack of something other than kibble or canned cat food? Some pet owners give their feline family members a little saucer of milk, but you might be surprised to know that isn’t a good idea. The truth is that many cats are lactose intolerant, so drinking milk leads …

DIY Dog Treats

Easy DIY Homemade Dog Food & Dog Treats

Your dogs are part of the family, and that’s why so many pet owners are serious about providing food and snack options that are healthy. For those who want to know exactly what goes into their dogs’ food and treats, homemade is the way to go. You don’t have to spend hours preparing and cooking your dogs’ meals! There are …

Becoming a Veterinarian in Texas: A Step-by-Step Guide

Many people dream of becoming a vet so they can help animals. This is a worthy goal, but it’s not one that will happen quickly. What does it take to become a vet in Texas? Schooling—a lot of schooling.  It takes between 7 and 9 years to complete the required undergrad requirements plus vet school needed to finally be able …

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Common Reasons Dogs Lick Their Paws

Being a pet owner causes you to say things those without furry family members will never utter such as: “Did you eat my shoes?” “Get the cat’s head out of your mouth!” “Stop licking your paws!” While you don’t need to call a vet for the first two examples on that list, the third could possibly be a sign that …

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Help Keep Your Dog Happy and Relaxed with These Fun Indoor Activities

Whether the reason you need to keep your dog indoors is the stifling summer heat, extreme winter weather, or just because you’re not feeling up to a trip to the dog park, you’ll want to find fun ways to keep your dog busy while stuck inside.  The activities that work best for your pet will depend on their interests and …