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Read our blog to get useful pet care advice from our Houston County vets, that can help you keep your furry companion happy and in great health.

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What To Do If Your Dog Has a Cut Paw Pad

What To Do If Your Dog Has a Cut Paw Pad

While a dog's paw pads are a lot tougher than the bottom of human feet, they can still become cut or injured. Today, our Houston County vets discuss the steps you should take if your dog's paw pad becomes cut.

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The Signs & Symptoms of Common Cat Illnesses

The Signs & Symptoms of Common Cat Illnesses

Cats are very talented at masking their pain or when they are feeling unwell, which makes it hard for their owners to detect their kitty is ill. Here, our Houston County vets share the symptoms of common cat illnesses and how you can tell if your cat is sick.

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What causes diarrhea in dogs, and what can I do to help?

What causes diarrhea in dogs, and what can I do to help?

It can be distressing for dog owners when their pup develops diarrhea. In this blog, our Houston County vets share the common causes of diarrhea in dogs and how you can help resolve this issue as quickly as possible.

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How to Choose the Right Vet for Your Cat or Dog

How to Choose the Right Vet for Your Cat or Dog

It's very exciting to bring a new pet into your home. Now you have to locate a vet that can provide your new cat or dog with the quality care they require and deserve. Today our Houston County vets share some tips on how you can find the best veterinarian for your cat or dog.

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The qualifications to look for in a vet

The qualifications to look for in a vet

We know that you love your pet and that you want to make sure they get the best care possible. So our vets at Smith Animal Hospital are sharing the qualifications you should look for in a vet to make sure your beloved pet gets the highest quality of care.

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease can cause damage to your pet's organs, severe lung disease, heart failure, and potentially death, which makes it a serious condition. In this blog, our Houston County vets explain why it's essential to protect your pet from getting heartworm disease.

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Bringing a sample of your pet's stool to the vet for a fecal exam every year is the absolute best way to protect your pet and family from intestinal parasites. Here, our Houston County vets explain how fecal exams help them test your pet for intestinal parasites before more severe complications arise. 

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

Out of all of the external parasites, fleas are the most common, and they can make your cat or dog very uncomfortable. If they are not treated quickly they could cause a range of infections and serious diseases. Today, our Houston County vets share with you the early signs of fleas and provide you with ways you can treat your pet if they have them.

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