teaching dog safety to children and kids

Teaching Dog Safety to Children

Children are, by far, the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be severely injured. Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs. If the adults in the house do not recognize subtle dog body language then you can certainly bet that…

dog bite prevention tips

The Basics of Dog Bite Prevention

There are several important components to successful dog bite prevention – learning to recognize ALL the signs of a dog’s distressed body language, knowing what to do when faced with an aggressive or boisterous dog and knowing how to safely approach unfamiliar dogs. Recognizing Body Language Almost everyone recognizes that a snarling, growling, lunging dog…

how to know when its time senior pet quality of life

Quality of Life Considerations for Your Aging Pet

One of the most difficult decisions to make is when it is time to put a beloved pet to sleep as they reach the end stages of their life with you. As upsetting as the loss of your pet may be, sometimes the complication and stress of having to make the decision of when to…

tips for traveling with pets by car and plane

Pet Travel Safety Tips

Summer is upon us, and with that many people are traveling for vacation. Many times our furry friends get to come along with us. Whether you are traveling by car or plane, here are some tips to make sure the trip goes smoothly. Car Trip Tips Heat – The first thing to remember about car…

which pet insurance plan to choose

How to Choose a Pet Insurance Package

Pet Insurance has been around for a long time now, but it seems that many people don’t know about it. Insurance can be a great thing for your pet and your wallet, especially when it comes to emergencies. It can help cover the cost of those unseen circumstances, (say, for instance, your dog swallows a…

microchipping your dog or cat

Why Your Pet Should Be Microchipped

If you have not had your pet microchipped then you should strongly consider doing so. If you have had your pet microchipped then make certain the registration is up to date with your most current contact information. Our animal clinic is located in the Dallas area and the majority of our residents are quite good…

food allergy trial for dogs and cats

Food Allergy Trials for Dogs & Cats

Highlights It makes no difference if your dog has eaten the same food for the last 10 years. That does NOT stop them from developing food allergies (learn more about the 3 common allergies in pets). It tends to be the animal protein source that causes the allergy. Less commonly the carbohydrate sources can be…

flea myths and facts for dogs and cats

8 Flea Myths & Facts

Welcome to flea season. Fleas become more active as the weather gets warmer. They are the true meaning of the word pest and can be a real problem to get rid of. Here are some flea control myths, as well as tips to get rid of them. Myth 1: If I don’t see fleas, that…

how to get rid of fleas at home

6 Steps to Getting Rid of Fleas

1. Identify All the “Flea Hot Spots” Which will be your pet’s favorite resting and sleeping areas. Be careful to notice ALL the places your pets rest. If you do not treat them all then you will NOT gain control of the environmental infestation. Pay close attention to cats’ resting areas especially, which are often…

how to control fleas in dogs and cats

Flea Control for Dogs & Cats

Environmental Flea Control With a proper understanding of the flea life cycle and the types of flea control products available, you CAN win the fight against a flea infestation. When you see significant numbers of fleas on your pets then you are already BEHIND in the management of these parasites. If all your flea control…