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Want to learn more about which vaccines are right for your dog?

No one wants to give more medication to their pet than necessary, right? Well, vaccines are like medications, and we believe in vaccinating pets ONLY with those vaccines truly needed for the age, breed, lifestyle and travel habits for that … Continue reading

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Is Rabies Still a Threat to Cats?

We know you love your cat, and vaccinating avoids putting them at an unnecessary risk. Wild animals have been known to get in to houses through an open door, screen or chimney. And if your cat is exposed, the consequences … Continue reading

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A Cat Litter That Can Tell You About Your Cat’s Health

PrettyLitter is a special cat litter that changes colors to alert owners of potential illnesses that can be detected via the urine in an otherwise asymptomatic cat. According to PrettyLitter’s website, the granules are made of porous silica gel containing … Continue reading

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Your Pet’s Halloween Party Rules

1. Keep me away from party hazards! 2. Don’t leave me alone with Halloween decorations that are automated or pose choking hazards (like string lights or fake spiderwebs). 3. Don’t put me in a costume if I’m uncomfortable or resist. 4. Make sure … Continue reading

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October is “Adopt a Dog” Month!

American Humane established Adopt-A-Dog Month® in October 1981 as an annual event to encourage people to save lives and enhance their own lives by adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue group. Thirty-two years later, that message is as … Continue reading

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What You Can Do To Help Manage Your Pet’s Pain: A Multimodal Approach To Osteoarthritis

Our pets are very stoic when it comes to showing pain and often times it can be easily over looked. As guardians to our furry friends, we want to make every attempt to be sure they are as comfortable as … Continue reading

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From Our Medical Director: Helping Pets Affected by Hurricanes

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma not only have affected tens of thousands of people, but also their pets. These pets have faced extraordinary hardships in the aftermath of the hurricanes. Both Dr. Lassett and I have made personal donations to the … Continue reading

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Common Signs of Pain in Dogs and Cats

What if you couldn’t tell your doctor that you were in pain? Animals suffer from pain just like we do. Pain comes in many forms: surgical pain, arthritis and cancer, just to name a few. Acute pain is obvious and … Continue reading

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Happy Enriched Cat

How to improve your cat’s happiness through enrichment, stimulating the senses,  and providing safe outlets for natural instincts and cat-friendly spaces and elements A happy enriched cat is one who feels both comforted and stimulated by its environment, which involves places … Continue reading

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VCF Steps Up With Help Houston and Florida Pets Fund

The Veterinary Care Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation has created a charitable fund to provide financial assistance to Texas and Florida area veterinarians to care for pets that have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. The Help … Continue reading

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