National American Heart Month: How to Keep Your Pet’s Heart Healthy

How to Keep Your Pet's Heart Healthy

February is American Heart Month. While many think of this month for humans, it is also beneficial for pets as well. We encourage pet owners to care for their furry friend’s heart health by learning the signs of heart disease and focusing on prevention. Therefore, we will discuss how to keep your pet’s heart healthy.

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The Importance of Dental Care for Dogs

dental care for dogs

Dental health is an essential aspect of your dog’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. It’s necessary to have your veterinarian at All Pets check your dog’s teeth and gums at least once a year to examine for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. We we will discuss the importance of dental care for dogs.

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Why is Chocolate Toxic to Dogs and Cats?

Why is chocolate toxic to dogs and cats?

The holidays are upon us! Who doesn’t crave a piece of chocolate now and then? Unfortunately, the ingestion of chocolate for pets can have serious side effects for them. We will answer the common question, “Why is chocolate toxic to dogs and cats?”, as well as discuss signs, treatment and prevention options for chocolate poisoning in pets.

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Antibiotics for Dogs: Common Side Effects and How to Avoid Them

 

Antibiotics for Dogs

Our veterinarians at All Pets use antibiotics to treat infections in dogs. While antibiotics don’t kill viruses, we sometimes prescribe them to treat secondary bacterial infections that can occur when an animal is ill from a viral infection. However, antibiotics can sometimes cause side effects. Therefore, we will discuss the common side effects of antibiotics for dogs and how to avoid them.

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National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day is November 7, 2018

National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

November 7, 2018 is National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day. Understanding lymphoma can help dog owners come to terms with the condition. Therefore, this can help you make more informed decisions regarding your pet’s health.

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World Rabies Day: The Importance of the Rabies Vaccine for Dogs and Cats

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World Rabies Day takes place each year on September 28. This day is to help raise awareness on the importance of the rabies vaccine for both dogs and cats. Rabies is a fatal disease without treatment. This virus transmits through saliva (typically bite wound or scratch) from an infected animal to another animal or human. We will discuss the rabies vaccination and the importance of getting your pet vaccinated.

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Signs of Parasites in Dogs

Signs of Parasites in Dogs

All dogs are susceptible to intestinal parasites. For this reason, it is essential to know the signs of parasites in dogs so you can protect your pet. Therefore, we will discuss the signs of parasites in dogs, causes, diagnosis and treatment plans we offer.

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Skin Diseases in Dogs and Summer Heat Flares

Skin Diseases in Dogs

Summer is almost here. While this is a great time for our pups to play outside in the sunshine, this also means heat flares for dogs with skin diseases. Therefore, we will discuss skin diseases in dogs and how to treat summer heat flares.

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Rattlesnake Vaccine for Dogs in Texas

Rattlesnake Vaccine for dogs

According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas is home to 15 potentially dangerous snake species, including rattlesnakes and copperheads. Dogs have a natural curiosity and an innate instinct to protect their family. These both can spell danger when snakes are sharing our outdoor spaces. Fortunately, there’s a Rattlesnake Vaccine for dogs available to reduce the impact of a snakebite.

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Spring Allergies in Dogs and Prevention

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May is Allergy Awareness Month. Spring allergies can affect both dogs and people, resulting in allergy attacks for several weeks as the seasons change and the weather warms. However, symptoms of spring allergies in dogs may differ from humans. Therefore, we will discuss spring allergies in dogs and prevention.

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