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The Puppy Up Foundation

Posted 11.01.17 by Katie Willis

The Puppy Up Foundation was launched to bring awareness to the link between cancer in humans and companion animals. The foundation and it’s efforts focus on education to the public and support for comparative oncology. Through PuppyUp walks and other educational campaigns, PuppyUp is building one of the largest pet and people communities in the world. Like people, companion animals...Read More

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

Posted 10.26.17 by Katie Willis

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

Annual Exams vs. Semi-Annual Exams

Posted 10.25.17 by Katie Willis

Did you know that if your pet is over 7 years of age, they are considered a “senior citizen?”  Since our pets age much faster than we do, it is important to perform twice a year exams once they reach this milestone.   Clients often ask what the difference is between a traditional annual exam and a senior exam, also called...Read More

We Love Our Veterinary Technicians

Posted 10.19.17 by Katie Willis

October 15-21 is our week to recognize our veterinary technicians. They are critical to our career, and veterinarians would be lost without them. Veterinary technicians are the equivalent to nurses in the human medical field, but in additional to the technical skill and knowledge; the job also requires puppy and kitten kisses, wrestling big dogs, and soothing the irritable feline....Read More

How Dedicated Ownership Impacts Patient Healing

Posted 10.03.17 by Katie Willis

Titan is 3 year old Chihuahua that presented to The Pet Hospitals- Midtown after being attacked by a large breed dog.  The dog was aggressive and before anyone could intervene, Titan was suffering severe trauma to his neck.  When Titan presented to our hospital, he was found to have scleral hemorrhage in both eyes (ruptured blood vessels) and severe trauma...Read More

Runners To Your Mark…

Posted 10.03.17 by Katie Willis

“If you are a runner, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doens’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get in. You just run.” ~John Bingham Running is determination, perseverance, and...Read More

So What Can My Dog Really Chew On?

Posted 09.28.17 by Katie Willis

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

Why We Chose St. Jude For Our September Speak Up Recipients

Posted 09.12.17 by Katie Willis

Carson Head was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, cancer of the bone, on March 7,2014 at the young age of 8. Carson was one of a kind and had so many dreams for when she grew up. One of her many dreams was to become a Veterinarian. I was lucky enough to help part of her dream come true. Many days after Carson’s...Read More

How Ginger’s Senior Exam Saved Her Life

Posted 08.31.17 by Katie Willis

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 Katie Willis

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

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