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Scratch That Itch: 7 Reasons Your Pet Is Itchy

By |2023-05-19T21:02:24+00:00May 19th, 2023|General Tips|

Allergic dermatitis is one of the most common reasons for a pet’s itchiness and for a veterinary visit. However, a multitude of conditions can cause itchy skin for cats and dogs. If your four-legged friend is chewing their paws or scratching incessantly, read our Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital team’s description of seven conditions that [...]

Let’s Party! How to Plan a Safe Birthday Celebration for Your Pet

By |2023-05-16T00:23:53+00:00May 15th, 2023|General Tips|

For your pet’s birthday celebration, you put a lot of thought and consideration into planning the festivities—creating the guest list, developing a menu, and coming up with fun activities. All parties take substantial planning, but when you need to keep the celebration pet-friendly, you have to consider the safety of your two- and four-legged guests [...]

Lyme Disease in Pets

By |2023-05-02T03:05:44+00:00May 1st, 2023|General Tips|

Certain tick species can transmit Lyme disease to pets and people. The illness can be severely debilitating, and the infection isn’t always easy to clear. Our Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital team wants to protect you and your pet, and we provide information about Lyme disease and tips to prevent infection. Understanding Lyme disease in [...]

6 Reasons Your Pet Needs Year-Round Heartworm Prevention

By |2023-04-23T17:36:32+00:00April 23rd, 2023|General Tips|

Texas is ranked among the top 10 states for heartworm disease prevalence. The hot, humid weather is a playground for mosquitoes, allowing the pests to transmit the disease to vulnerable pets. Our Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital team knows how devastating heartworm disease can be, and we explain reasons why your pet should receive year-round [...]

Curiosity Didn’t Kill the Cat: How To Pet-Proof Your Home

By |2023-03-18T19:01:20+00:00March 18th, 2023|General Tips|

Inquisitive pets can quickly go through nine lives if they follow their noses into trouble. Your home, garage, and yard hides many hazards that can harm your furry pal, and potentially prove fatal. Here are five ways to pet-proof your four-legged friend’s living space and keep them safe. #1: Think like your pet Put yourself [...]

Danger Ahead! Common Pet Toxins in Your Home

By |2023-03-11T18:38:13+00:00March 11th, 2023|General Tips, Vomiting/Diarrhea|

Your pet has an incredible sense of smell, and that powerful sniffer can lead them straight into trouble. Many potential poisons in your home and yard smell intriguing or downright delicious to your furry pal, so keep your pet safe by knowing which toxins are lurking on your property. Familiarize yourself with the following five [...]

The Snotty-Nosed Cat: Feline Respiratory Infections

By |2023-02-28T01:04:26+00:00February 27th, 2023|Acute Sickness/injury|

Respiratory infections are commonly the reason why cats visit the veterinarian. Multiple viruses, bacteria, and occasionally fungi cause these infections, which lead to sneezing, eye discharge, and general discomfort. Cats with respiratory infections probably feel similar to a human with the common cold, and their infection can easily spread to other cats through respiratory secretions. [...]

Why Pet Dental Health Matters

By |2023-02-17T19:48:30+00:00February 17th, 2023|General Tips|

Did you know that dental disease is the most commonly diagnosed problem in pets? Most pets have early disease signs by 3 years of age, and their disease will continue to progress if left untreated. Similar to humans, regular dental care, which involves a combination of home care, regular dental exams, and professional anesthetized dental [...]

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