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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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Maintaining Your Dog's Dental Health

Maintaining Your Dog's Dental Health

Taking care of your dog's dental health is an important measure to ensure your pet is happy and healthy. Our Houston County vets explain how you can make sure your dog's teeth and mouth are getting the attention they need.

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What To Do With Your Dog While You're On Vacation

What To Do With Your Dog While You're On Vacation

Wondering what to do with your dog when you travel? Our vets know the struggle and would like to offer some advice on what you can do with your pets so that you don't have any anxiety about leaving them.

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Ear Hematoma Surgery in Cats

Ear Hematoma Surgery in Cats

Does your cat have an ear hematoma? In this post, our Houston County vets explain what ear hematomas are in cats, what they look like, and how you can help.

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ACL Surgery in Dogs

ACL Surgery in Dogs

A dog's cranial cruciate ligament (CCL or ACL) is the tissue that connects the upper and lower leg bones at the knee and can become injured in a couple of ways. In this post, our Houston County vets talk about ACL injuries in dogs and how they can be treated with surgery.

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Helping Your Cat Recover After Surgery

Helping Your Cat Recover After Surgery

Today, our Houston County vets share tips and advice on how to take care of your cat while they are recovering from surgery, so you can help them feel better as quickly as possible.

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Intestinal Blockages & Surgery In Dogs

Intestinal Blockages & Surgery In Dogs

Intestinal blockages are veterinary emergencies and need to be treated quickly to prevent serious health issues and the need for major surgery. Today, our Houston County vets discuss the symptoms of intestinal blockages in dogs and how they can be treated with surgery.

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Spaying and Neutering Dogs 101

Spaying and Neutering Dogs 101

Are you wondering if you should get your dog spayed or neutered? You probably have lots of questions regarding the procedures and potential risks. Today, our Houston County vets discuss some key points you should know about spaying or neutering your dog.

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Why Should I Vaccinate My Indoor Cat?

Why Should I Vaccinate My Indoor Cat?

In this blog, our Houston County vets share the reasons why your indoor cat should be vaccinated as well as the vaccination schedule.

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What is leptospirosis and should my dog be vaccinated?

What is leptospirosis and should my dog be vaccinated?

While leptospirosis is a disease most often seen in dogs, they can easily transmit it to their caring owners. In this blog, our Houston County vets discuss the causes and symptoms of leptospirosis in dogs and explain why it's important to have your dog vaccinated against this dangerous illness.

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Can Dogs Develop Reactions to the Bordetella Vaccine?

Can Dogs Develop Reactions to the Bordetella Vaccine?

Here, our Houston County vets talk about the side effects dogs could potentially develop after receiving their Bordetella vaccinations and answer other questions you may have about these shots.

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