A Doggone Pain: Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs

intervertebral disc disease in dogsBack problems plague many of us, and our canine companions are not exempt. Sometimes a pinched nerve or a muscle spasm can be a literal pain in the neck, but other times things are more serious.

Intervertebral disc disease in dogs is a fairly common condition that requires timely evaluation and appropriate treatment to get your pet back on their feet. At Heart of Texas Veterinary Specialty Center, we are equipped to do just that.

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The Dog Ate My Homework: Is It a Pet Emergency?

pet emergenciesWhen it comes to back to school time with the kiddos, there is often chaos to be found. From shopping for school supplies, to packing up lunches and after school activities, there is seemingly no rest for the season of schoolwork. But, where does the family pet factor in?

Along with all of the hub-bub, your curious pet can take advantage of this busy-ness by sneaking a peek at backpacks and lunches. After a race to the kitchen for some snacks, or to another activity, backpacks, sacks, and other items are often discarded on the floor by day’s end.

To keep your fur friend away from these pet emergency dangers, let’s take a look at the risks found in your student’s satchel and how to prevent them from coming into contact with your pet.

Pet Emergency: Ingesting Foreign Bodies

With the invention of online homework,it may be less likely that your dog has munched on your student’s math test, but there are other things that can entice a pet prowler from feasting something inedible. Take a look at any backpack or purse, and you will often find a cornucopia of items that Spot can spot!

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Pet First-Aid: What to Know, What to Do, and What to Have On Hand

2015.04.14-HOT_iStock_000005766766_LargeNothing is quite as shattering as a pet emergency. Traffic accidents, poison, mauling, drowning and other horrible happenstance occur every day to millions of companion animals. Unfortunately, as a pet owner, there is likely to be some point when your pet is in crisis. Are you prepared if an emergency situation happens to your pet? Continue…

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