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 »

Why Do Cats Like Heights?

Why Do Cats Like Heights?

Have you ever entered your kitchen to find your cat perched atop the refrigerator or stalking the space between the ceiling and the top of the cabinets?  Does it drive you nuts that they’re constantly leaping onto your high dresser and then up to the neighboring wardrobe, or worse, leaving tiny footprints and swirls of… Read more »

Why you and your cat will love a Cat Friendly Practice®

Why you and your cat will love a Cat Friendly Practice®

Cats need regular check-ups to help ensure longer, happier, and healthier lives. During routine check-ups your veterinarian can often detect conditions or diseases that may affect your cat’s health before they become painful or more difficult to treat. The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) established the Cat Friendly Practice® (CFP) Program to reduce the… Read more »