Category Archives: Pet Emergencies & First Aid

Snake Bites: Don’t Wait, This Is a Real Pet Emergency

Snakes are as ubiquitous in Texas as country music and BBQ. Luckily, of the four types of venomous snakes found here, the coral snake, copperhead, rattlesnake, and cottonmouth (also known as the water moccasin), are rarely aggressive without provocation. Through an understanding of snake habitat and behavior, pet owners can help their best friends avoid […]
This entry was posted in For The Dogs, Pet Emergencies & First Aid, Pet Safety, The Great Outdoors and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Pet Insurance: Weighing the Costs and Benefits

For most of us, the idea of going without health insurance is unsettling, as we can expect to have situations in our lives that require medical attention. While these aren’t pleasant to consider, we know that health insurance helps cover unexpected medical costs and ongoing preventive care. As our pets continue to experience increased longevity […]
This entry was posted in Pet Emergencies & First Aid, Pet Health & Wellness and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

On Call: Treating Pet Wounds at Home

We love our pets and consider them members of our family, and when they are injured it can throw us into a tailspin. Do we rush to the vet, or can we treat some wounds ourselves safely? Treating pet wounds at home, provided the wound is minor, is something any pet owner can and should […]
This entry was posted in Pet Emergencies & First Aid, Pet Health & Wellness and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Pancreatitis in Pets

Indulgences in some forbidden people food, antibiotics, and obesity are all possible causes of pancreatitis in pets. Pancreatitis is defined as an infection of the pancreas and can cause serious health repercussions. The function of the pancreas in animals, is like that of the human organs, it produces enzymes and insulin. Pancreatitis in pets should be […]
This entry was posted in Pet Emergencies & First Aid, Pet Health & Wellness and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Keeping Your Pet Safe During and After Floods and Disasters

Record-breaking rainfall, rising lakes and rivers, and mass flooding over the past few weeks have been on everyone’s mind. Tragedies of lost lives, homes, and personal possessions have weighed on our hearts, whether personally affected or not. For many loving pet owners, fears were realized with missing or injured family member pets. For those unaffected, […]
This entry was posted in Pet Emergencies & First Aid, Seasonal Pet Care and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Never Too Late To Learn: The Basics Of Pet First Aid

In the middle of the night, you abruptly wake up to the sounds of your pet in painful agony. He or she might be sick, injured, or both, and you may react in a panic. You aren’t alone in wondering what to do next, but to avoid that cold sweat (and a terrible outcome for […]
This entry was posted in Pet Emergencies & First Aid, Pet Health & Wellness and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Raising Awareness To Prevent Pet Poisoning

The entire month March honors the importance of Pet Poison Awareness and, because of the topic’s importance, March 15 – 21 is Pet Poison Prevention Week. We treat many pets accidentally exposed to toxic household items or ingredients and strive to encourage preventive measures to protect the pets we all love. Below is a review […]
This entry was posted in Pet Emergencies & First Aid and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Chocolate and Your Pet: What to Know and What to Do

The biggest chocolate event of the year is almost upon us! Even if you’re buying your own box of chocolates this year, make sure it’s from your dog, not for your dog. Most of us know of the dangers chocolate poses for canines, and it’s not sweet!
This entry was posted in Pet Emergencies & First Aid and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Is It a Pet Emergency? Knowing How to Recognize and Respond to Your Pet’s Crisis

Facing a pet emergency can be scary. But, as a pet parent, it is your responsibility to see your pet through his or her time of need. Unfortunately, not all pet emergencies are as obvious as others, and knowing how to respond to your pet’s condition isn’t always as straightforward as you might like it […]
This entry was posted in Pet Emergencies & First Aid and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.