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5 Tips for Flea and Tick Prevention in Your Dog or Cat


As spring arrives we can look forward to warmer, longer days and spending more time in the sun with our pets. Unfortunately, warmer weather also means an increase in the number of fleas and ticks that can affect your pet and family. Here are 5 ways to be proactive and get a head start on flea and tick prevention for your pets. 1.     Flea and Tick Prevention Starts in Your Yard Ticks love dense, wooded areas. If your pets roam […]

Fear Free Certification: Why Does It Matter for Your Pets?


Sometimes our favorite cats and dogs are traumatized by visits to the vet. From the stress of the initial car ride, then the anxiety and exposure to other animals in the waiting room, to handling during the physical exam, our pets develop a strong fear of visiting a veterinary office. Even when the doctors and staff are compassionate and caring, our pets can still experience severe anxiety and stress. The expert doctors at Breckinridge Park Animal Hospital want all of […]

Is Pet K-Laser Therapy an Option for Your Dog or Cat?


You may have heard of K-Laser Therapy for humans, but did you know the Richardson veterinarians at Breckinridge Park Animal Hospital use Pet K-Laser Therapy to relieve a multitude of symptoms in your favorite furry, and even feathered, friend? K-Laser Therapy can be used as a drug-free alternative to: fight inflammation improve nerve function promote healing and reduce scarring treat pain from arthritis, and a lot of other “itises” including cystitis and tendonitis and many other applications What is K-Laser […]

10 Tips to Show Dog Love this Valentine’s Day


February is the month we celebrate love. Who deserves a declaration of love more than our four-legged best friends?  While a box of chocolates, though loved by our human companions, is hazardous to dogs, and a dozen roses will just get a sniff, there are many ways to show our furry companions just how much we care. Here are 10 tips in “dog communication” to show our favorite dogs how much they are loved and adored. 1. Eye Contact Take […]

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You Got a Puppy for Christmas? New Puppy Tips!


Did Santa bring you a puppy for Christmas? While a puppy can bring joy into your home, it also brings a lot of training, consistency and responsibility. Ideally, before the puppy arrived, you and/or the gift giver researched the best dog breed (or mix) for your household based on household members, lifestyle and temperament. Now that the puppy is in your home, proper care and training are critical for at least the first few months. Here are some new puppy […]

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