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Pet Seizures 101

By |2023-01-28T21:33:15+00:00January 28th, 2023|General Tips|

Seizures, one of the most commonly reported neurological conditions in pets, can be caused by numerous factors and can manifest in various ways. Our Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital team knows that watching your pet have a seizure can be upsetting. In this article, we provide information about pet seizures and explain the first aid [...]

7 Pet Cold Safety Tips

By |2023-01-23T23:02:18+00:00January 23rd, 2023|General Tips|

You may prefer winter weather to balmier temperatures, but frigid conditions can pose several dangers for your pet. Our Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital team offers cold safety tips that will keep your pet warm and safe and protect them when temperatures plummet. No. 1: Limit your pet’s time outside Your pet may wear a [...]

Do’s and Don’ts for Helping Your Specially Abled Pet Enjoy a Fulfilling Life

By |2022-12-19T20:41:58+00:00December 17th, 2022|Chronic Illness, Senior Pets|

Every pet is special, and specially abled pets are more so. A specially abled pet may have suffered an injury,  birth defect, or disease that led to reduced—or a total loss of—vision, hearing, or mobility. Animals are amazingly resilient, and—with their family’s physical and emotional support—a specially abled pet can enjoy a long, happy [...]

Give Your Pet Safe Holiday Gifts

By |2022-12-11T05:17:00+00:00December 7th, 2022|General Tips|

If your holiday spirit needs a spark, rev up your holly jolly by watching these dachshunds opening presents. (See you back here in about two minutes!) Now that you are inspired, start making your pet’s holiday gift list. Your four-legged pal is likely your favorite family member for whom to shop because they love every [...]

Does My Pet Have Cancer? Common Cancer Signs in Pets

By |2022-12-08T01:26:32+00:00November 27th, 2022|Chronic Illness|

Cancer—senior pets’ leading cause of death—is common, and approximately half of all dogs and cats are diagnosed with this disease during their lifetime. Suspecting your pet has cancer or receiving an affirmative diagnosis can feel devastating, but diagnostic testing advances enable your veterinarian to detect many cancers at their earliest—most treatable—stages. Our Star of Texas [...]

Your Guide to a Pet-Friendly—and Safe—Thanksgiving

By |2022-12-08T01:26:32+00:00November 17th, 2022|General Tips|

Set out the fancy china, and pull on your stretchiest pants—Thanksgiving dinner will be here in the blink of an eye. As you prepare to celebrate with family, friends, and—far too much—food, consider your four-legged vacuum who will be slinking under your festive table, hoping to gobble up a tasty morsel during your holiday feast. [...]

5 Tips to Assess Your Senior Pet’s Quality of Life

By |2022-12-08T01:26:32+00:00November 7th, 2022|Senior Pets|

As your pet ages, they experience many changes—graying hair, reduced vision and hearing, decreased stamina, and an increased susceptibility for health problems. While you expect the aging process to cause your senior pet to experience health changes, you will likely have to accommodate their shifting abilities and increase their veterinary care. Aging is a slow [...]

What Cat Owners Should Know About Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

By |2022-12-08T01:26:32+00:00October 27th, 2022|Cat Behavior|

Is your cat urinating outside their litter box? They could be suffering from feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD). FLUTD is a general term used to describe conditions affecting the cat’s bladder and urethra. Unfortunately, many cats are affected; however Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital is here for you and your cat should they develop [...]

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