What Is Feline Enrichment and Why Is It Important?

Your house cat likely isn’t offered nearly as many enrichment activities as your dog, unless they are leash-trained. While your pooch is out and about, sniffing a thousand different scents each day, your cat is reduced to eating and sleeping inside. Feline enrichment reduces your indoor cat’s boredom and stress. Like puzzles for people and [...]

By |2021-03-31T20:28:03+00:00March 31st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Want That Doggy In the Window: How to Choose the Right Dog for Your Family

Before rushing out to bring home the first pup who catches your eye, schedule a family meeting and ask every family member to answer the following pet-selection questions.  Question: Why do we want a dog? Answer: In addition to the obvious adorable factor, why does your family really want a dog? Do you want a [...]

By |2021-03-17T19:43:07+00:00March 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Is My Dog Saying? How to Read Canine Body Language

Learning a new language is never easy, especially from an entirely different species. While many pet owners believe they understand what their dog is saying, they often make mistakes. For example, if your dog is wagging their tail, that does not automatically mean they’re happy. It can also be a sign of high arousal, intense [...]

By |2021-03-14T23:21:20+00:00March 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cognitive Dysfunction in Pets

Pets are naturally predisposed to a variety of medical conditions as their bodies and minds grow older. One common, yet often under-diagnosed condition, is cognitive dysfunction. Similar to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease in people, cognitive dysfunction is typically a slow-moving process that affects your pet’s mental function. Let’s take a look at three pets who [...]

By |2021-03-05T05:06:27+00:00February 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preparing Your Pet For a Stress-Free Veterinary Visit

Does your heart rate increase when you think about going to the doctor? Your pet may also experience white coat syndrome, but they do not understand that their veterinary visits help them live longer, healthier lives. As Austin’s first Fear Free-certified veterinary hospital, we understand the importance of a pleasant veterinary experience for your pet. [...]

By |2021-03-05T05:06:27+00:00January 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

No More Pet-rified Pets: Celebrating Two Years as a Fear Free Practice

Many pets and their owners dread going to veterinarian. Whether the visit is for a simple check up or a more involved procedure, we cannot communicate to our pets that everything will be OK. New smells, sights, and sounds from other animal patients understandably make pets anxious and reluctant to participate. Fortunately, tools are available [...]

By |2021-03-05T05:06:27+00:00January 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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