Pets on Patios

Pets on Patios

Over 50 Restaurants are “Pet Approved” If you dine in the Houston area, you’ve seen pets on patios at restaurants and coffee shops. Starting on September 22, 2011, the Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) began requiring food establishments to apply for a dog-friendly patio variance permit. There are stringent regulations for food […]

PLAY NICE, PLAY SAFE

PLAY NICE, PLAY SAFE

Tips for Dog Park Ettiquite 

Safety in the Sun

Safety in the Sun

By Colleen Willms, DVM, DACVECC

Canine Swimming Lowdown

Canine Swimming Lowdown

What You Need To Know For Safety & Health By: Mark Silberman, DVM

Fireworks and Your Pet

Fireworks and Your Pet

We hope everyone has fun plans this New Year’s Eve, and want to remind everyone that with all the fun explosions, comes potential stress for your pet. Fireworks can upset pets as a result of the noise, smell of sulfur, and flashing lights. Be cautions this New Year’s Eve and prepare for the worst, but […]

Dog Days of Summer in Houston

Dog Days of Summer in Houston

It’s hot out here this month in Houston, TX! Keep cool and remember to think of your companion animals during the heat. Here are some tips from the AAHA website: Summer Pet Care When the lazy days of barbecues and swimming pools roll around, you can make them even better by sharing them with your […]

Spring Clean the Natural Way for Your Pet

Spring Clean the Natural Way for Your Pet

Did you know that many household cleaners contain toxic chemicals that not only affect your cat or dog physically, but can also create behavioral issues you may never have realized. Be aware of what you are putting on your floors and carpets – while fragrances are great for us to smell they can be irritants for pets, […]

The #1 Killer of Puppies And Young Dogs

Amazing! You would have thought cancer, certainly not behavior problems in puppies and dogs as the #1 killer. However, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior has validated that behavior issues, not infectious diseases are the number one cause of death for dogs under 3 years of age.