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 [...]

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 [...]

When Should My Pet Have a Dental Cleaning?

By |2023-02-09T00:56:56+00:00February 9th, 2023|General Tips|

Similar to people having their teeth cleaned by dental professionals twice per year, pets need regular professional dental care to keep their mouth and teeth optimally healthy. However, because veterinary dental procedures require anesthesia, many pet owners are hesitant about frequent cleanings and extend the interval between them as long as possible. Waiting too long [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

7 Halloween Safety Tips for Pet Owners

By |2022-12-08T01:26:33+00:00October 22nd, 2022|General Tips|

Scary movies, haunted houses, and frightening costumes make Halloween entertaining, but this thrilling season may put your pet in danger. Read on for our Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital team’s tips to protect your four-legged friend from horrifying Halloween hazards.  #1: Microchip your pet If your pet is overwhelmed by a Halloween gathering or frightened [...]

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