health benefits to owning a pet

6 Ways Owning a Pet Is Good for Your Health

It turns out that owning a pet is more than just adorable cuddles and trips to the dog park. Owning a pet can also improve your overall health and wellness. On a psychological level, pets are shown to decrease levels of depression and anxiety. On an overall health level, owning a pet can decrease your…

pet dental hygiene tips from Arapaho Road Animal Clinic in Richardson texas

Pet Dental Hygiene & Oral Care

What is the Cause of My Pet’s Bad Breath? Don’t ignore your pet’s bad breath! Dental hygiene is often the cause of stinky breath, and it may indicate other important problems with your pet’s health. We understand how easy it is to miss. Many of the problems that stem from poor hygiene occur where you…

indoor and outdoor safety tips for dogs and cats

General Pet Safety

Keeping your pet safe is the most important part of keeping both you and your pet happy. When you first adopt a pet or new breed of pet — or even better, before you adopt them — be sure to research the basics of your pet. When you finally select a pet, talk to the…

pet vaccination guide for dogs and cats

Vaccination Guide for Dogs and Cats

Vaccines are an important part of any dog or cat’s life. They help prevent diseases, many of which are hard to treat or incurable once contracted. Vaccines are started when your pet is a puppy or kitten and continue through adulthood. Vaccines are a vital component to keeping your pet healthy. We have noted, however,…

heartworm disease in dogs causes symptoms and treatment

Heartworms in Pets | Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Heartworms are exactly what the name says: they are a worm that lives in the heart of the definitive host. The host is most often dogs, but cats can be affected as well. For this article, we will mostly be discussing Heartworm Disease in Dogs, but don’t worry; we will address our feline friends as…

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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…