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Fear Free Veterinary Visits

Posted 11.30.17 by Audrey Parker

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of transporting a vocal, scared cat, you’ve probably wondered if there is a better way.  What about the dog who shakes and hides under your chair in the veterinary exam room…refusing to come out or even look at anyone?  Or worse, the patient who growls and bites due to stress, fear and anxiety. These...Read More

Bad To The Bone

Posted 11.01.17 by Audrey Parker

Penny is a sweet one-year-old three pound female Miniature Pincher who presented to the clinic in April 2017 for weight loss, difficulty swallowing,  and crying out in pain when picked up. She had been recently adopted from another family due to her sudden decline in health and very little history was known. At presentation, she had a good appetite and her stools...Read More

Happy Howl-ween! What You Need To Know To Keep Your Pets Safe

Posted 10.26.17 by Audrey Parker

While Halloween is great time for an adrenaline boosting scare, its best to keep the frights confined to haunted houses and gory movies and leave your pets’ health and well-being out of it.  To better help you do that, I’ve compiled a list of tricks and tips to help keep your furry companions safe on All Hallows Eve. Don’t share...Read More

So What Can My Dog Really Chew On?

Posted 09.28.17 by Audrey Parker

I answer this questions on a daily basis with my clients. Appropriately directed chewing not only satisfies a dog’s desire to chew, but also serves as enrichment and can aid in the maintenance of good oral health. Though choosing what to allow your dog to chew on can be a daunting task. Every pet store is filled with dozens of...Read More

How Ginger’s Senior Exam Saved Her Life

Posted 08.31.17 by Audrey Parker

Ginger is a 9 year old spayed female German Short Haired Pointer who came to The Pet Hospitals- Germantown for a routine Senior Wellness Exam. Everything had been normal at her Annual Wellness Exam 6 months prior, but since she is older than 7 years old, her owners followed the recommended guidelines of biannual exams for dogs over 7. She...Read More

How You Can Help Pets Affected By Hurricane Harvey

Posted 08.31.17 by Audrey Parker

In the midst of the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, many animal shelters are providing refuge to homeless and displaced pets during disaster relief efforts. The need for supplies is tremendous, as these individuals work tirelessly to meet the basic needs of these pets during their stay. The SPCA of Texas and Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center, as well as the...Read More

Beating the Heat

Posted 06.13.17 by Audrey Parker

Summer heat is here! In our part of the country, we enjoy long, hot days and lots of outdoor activities, and many of us include our four-legged family members. When bringing our pets along for summer fun, there are some precautions we need to take and some things to watch for to be sure our pets have as much fun...Read More

The Human-Animal Bond

Posted 06.01.17 by Audrey Parker

A wise man once said, “until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains un-awakened.”  No truer words were ever spoken.  Veterinarians know first hand that people are happier and healthier in the presence of animals. Scientifically-documented benefits of the human-animal bond include decreased blood pressure, reduced anxiety, and enhanced feelings of well-being.  The benefits of therapy...Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Deworming

Posted 05.04.17 by Audrey Parker

Many clients routinely have questions about deworming their pets. There are many parasites that can affect dogs and cats, and it can be difficult to discern when a dewormer is needed and the type. Intestinal parasites are typically contracted through consuming worm eggs from the soil in the environment, nursing from an infected mother, eating infected wildlife, or in utero...Read More

Feline Arthritis

Posted 01.03.17 by Audrey Parker

Most people recognize arthritis in dogs. But what about your cat?  Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a very common but under-diagnosed condition in cats.   Frequency among age groups was EQUAL from cats as early as 6 months to 16 years!  Signs worsen with age. Feline DJD is difficult to detect because of the cat’s ability to hide pain as a...Read More

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