Did You Know? Facts About Allergies in Pets

By |2022-05-26T04:53:22+00:00May 17th, 2022|General Tips|

We usually interpret the words “pet allergies” to mean people who are allergic to animals. But, did you know pets commonly experience allergies, too? Like their owners, pets exhibit allergy signs when their immune systems overreact to foreign materials (e.g., dust, pollen, a specific food protein, an insect bite). You and your pet may suffer [...]

3 Tips to Keep Your Pet Flea and Tick Free

By |2022-05-17T00:51:51+00:00May 7th, 2022|General Tips|

Spring and summer bring sunshine-filled days, blooming flowers, warmer temperatures—and pesky parasites. While this mild time of year invites you and your pet to get out and enjoy nature, ensure you protect them from fleas and ticks by following these simple recommendations from our veterinary professionals at Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital.  #1: Understand that [...]

Heartworm Disease and Prevention FAQS

By |2022-04-20T02:12:54+00:00April 17th, 2022|General Tips|

April is Heartworm Prevention Month, but heartworm prevention is a year-round responsibility for pet owners. Our pets count on you to protect them, and you need to know about heartworm disease, to help keep your pet safe from this deadly condition. Our Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital is here to answer common questions about heartworm [...]

Xylitol Toxicity in Pets

By |2022-03-28T18:42:22+00:00March 27th, 2022|General Tips|

People are becoming increasingly health conscious, and realizing the dangers of excess sugar in their diet. As a result, many people are switching to sugar-free products. Xylitol now is frequently used in these products as a sugar substitute, providing many benefits for humans. However, this ingredient is extremely dangerous for pets. Our team at Star [...]

Below the Gum Line: What Happens During Your Pet’s Dental Cleaning

By |2022-03-28T18:42:53+00:00February 18th, 2022|General Tips|

Do you wonder what your pet’s veterinary dental cleaning entails? Is their dental treatment similar to yours? What really happens when your pet spends the day with our Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital team? Take a behind-the-scenes look at a typical dental cleaning performed by our veterinary technicians. Damien, who will undergo the process, is [...]

Smile! Why Your Pet’s Dental Health Is So Important

By |2022-03-28T18:43:00+00:00February 7th, 2022|General Tips|

You may think that focusing on your pet’s dental health is important only to keep bad breath at bay, but good oral hygiene is essential for a completely healthy, happy pet. Without proper dental care, your furry pal can suffer from painful periodontal problems, although they may not complain about oral pain. However, their bad [...]

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