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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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Bloodwork: Not Just for Senior Pets! 


As we all know, dogs and cats don’t have the same life expectancy as their human friends. While 40-50 is the beginning of middle age in humans, it begins between 5 and 10 years for our pets. Senior pets, like senior people, need more medical care and attention than younger pets. Our veterinarians at BPAH, your neighborhood Richardson animal hospital, often recommend, at the minimum, bloodwork testing during their senior patients’ annual checkups. However, it is also important to have […]

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Ultrasound on Pets?! Richardson Veterinarians Explain Why: 


It breaks our heart when one of our beloved pets shows signs of discomfort and distress. Maybe he isn’t eating, maybe she doesn’t want her tummy touched, or maybe he doesn’t want to play with his favorite toy. If x-rays, lab work and examination don’t give a clear indication of the cause, an ultrasound may be the key to getting a diagnosis and proper treatment. Your favorite Richardson veterinarians at Breckinridge Park Animal Hospital offer ultrasound for this very reason. […]

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Heartworm Disease: Life Cycle, Prevention and Treatment


Telling our clients is that their beloved pet has tested positive for heartworm disease is among the toughest things we have to do here at Breckinridge Park Animal Hospital. Heartworm disease is a serious affliction that affects both domesticated and wild animals in the U.S. and many other parts of the world. Left untreated, heartworm disease can lead to a host of potentially fatal conditions including lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs of infected animals. The Heartworm […]

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Fecal Testing for Cats and Dogs


Why is my veterinarian recommending fecal testing for my pet? Fecal tests are among the most common procedures we perform, and pet owners often have questions about their necessity. This is understandable because it requires them to collect and bring in the fecal specimen to be tested, which is not a pleasant task. Here are some of the most common questions we hear about fecal testing for cats and dogs. What’s involved in fecal testing? Fecal testing involves the collection […]

Periodontal Disease in Cats and Dogs


One of the most common unaddressed problems we see here at Breckinridge Park Animal Hospital is dental disease among the adult cats and dogs we treat. By age three, most cats and dogs have some degree of periodontal disease. One reason is that aside from bad breath, there aren’t a lot of signs that your pet is developing dental disease. As a result, dental disease often goes unnoticed and untreated for years and care often comes too late to prevent […]

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