Dog at Vet

When Should You Take Your Dog to the Vet?

Pet owners face important decisions about the care of their pet, including everything from the food to offer, what kind of treats should be off-limits, and how much exercise they need. One question that many pet owners struggle with is when to take their dog to the vet.  Some err towards the side of caution and visit the vet for …

Sick Dog

Pain Relief for Dogs: What Can I Give Them

Dog owners would love for their four-legged family members to be able to talk for all kinds of reasons, and one of those reasons is so that their dog could tell them when something was wrong. Even if it’s clear a dog is in pain, it still difficult to pinpoint where that pain is coming from, which makes deciding whether …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …