Cat Health Checklist: 20 Helpful Questions to Assess Your Cat’s Wellness

Cat Health Checklist: 20 Helpful Questions to Assess Your Cat’s Wellness

If the cats in your home seem to be in good health – eating normally, playing daily, and generally treating you with equal parts affection and disdain – you might not see any reason to take them for annual veterinary exams. After all, many adult cats don’t need immunizations annually, especially if they’re indoor-only pets,… Read more »

Signs of Heat Exhaustion in Dogs

Signs of Heat Exhaustion in Dogs

Just like people, pets can get overheated when the noontime sun beats down or they over-exert themselves, especially in hot conditions. Unfortunately, our furry friends don’t have the same innate ability to cool themselves as humans. While we start to sweat like the dickens when we get too hot, our pooches must pant in an… Read more »

Feline Anesthesia: Risks, Treatment, & What to Expect for Your Cat

Feline Anesthesia: Risks, Treatment, & What to Expect for Your Cat

There may be a time when your cat will require anesthesia for a surgical, medical or diagnostic procedure. Some examples include a planned surgery such as neutering, essential scaling and polishing for oral health and dental disease prevention, or even an emergency procedure. Administering general anesthesia induces a loss of consciousness, muscle relaxation, and prevents… Read more »

The 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in Texas (+ Dallas & Houston)

The 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in Texas (+ Dallas & Houston)

According to petsbest.com, below are the 10 most popular dog breeds in Texas (based on information from Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency). Most Popular Dog Breeds in Texas Mixed breed Labrador retriever Yorkshire terrier Shih tzu Golden retriever Designer/hybrid Chihuahua English bulldog Miniature Schnauzer Boxer The American Kennel Club also… Read more »

National Veterinary Technician Week: Third Week of October

National Veterinary Technician Week: Third Week of October

Veterinary technicians are critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practices, and play vital roles in preserving animal health and welfare. National Veterinary Technician Week, first celebrated in 1993, takes place in the third week of October each year, and provides an opportunity to recognize veterinary technicians’ contributions. Although we value veterinary technicians every day… Read more »

October is American Humane’s Adopt-a-Dog Month®​​

October is American Humane’s Adopt-a-Dog Month®​​

Each October, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the nation’s leading first responder for animals in need, encourages animal lovers to consider adopting a dog from a local shelter or rescue group in honor of its yearly “Adopt-a-Dog Month®.” This year, American Humane is continuing its national initiative to bring awareness to… Read more »