Category Archives: Veterinary

Heartworm Havoc

Heartworm treatment can cost anywhere from $800-$1200 from start to finish; this may or may not include the treatment itself, antibiotics, hospitalized care, and pain medication, all of which are necessary for a safe, viable treatment. This price is also different depending upon the animal hospital. Treatment is also only available for dogs; cats cannot undergo heartworm treatment. Heartworm prevention, on the other hand, can be as low as $70 – $100 per year. Not only that, but most heartworm […]

Nix Nail Trim Negativity

Nix nail trim negativity Scratch back at nail trim anxiety with these tips to reduce your veterinary patient’s fears. Mar 26, 2018 By Mikkel Becker, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBC, CTC, KPA Graduate, BA Communications FIRSTLINE Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stress-reducing tips that include strategies for pet owners to try at home before the pet reaches your clinic. Keep an eye on for more topics like cat carrier training, exam table woes and handling. Oh, that dreaded nail […]

How Much Do Dogs Sleep?

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Ever wonder why your dog sleeps the way they do? Here is an article to help answer some basic questions.

Boarding Checklist

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It’s that time of year again! Time to round up the gang and hit the road. Hopefully your pet is able to travel the with you, however, we know that sometimes it isn’t able to happen. Wherever you decide to board your animal, here is a link to a checklist to be sure your have everything you need to make the drop off process easier!

Order Your Purina Food online

You can now order your pets Purina diet food online! Just input our clinic ID: 6SZK6 or our zip code: 75082 to start your own account. The food ships right to your door! Give us a call with any questions. Visit

Is Your Pet Overweight?

Concerns About Shedding

Managing Your Pet’s Weight to Help Alleviate Joint Pain

Obesity is a complex disease with influences of genetics, environmental factors, and other diseases. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 54% of the pets in the United States are overweight or obese. Why does this matter? Pets that are overweight or obese are at risk for several diseases, including osteoarthritis (OA). Obesity is ultimately caused by consuming more calories than needed. The excess calories are stored are then stored as fat. Hormones and chemicals related to inflammation are […]

The Diet Craze

Diets have been taking the human world by storm; try this! Try that! With all the talk about the best diets for us, we naturally start to wonder about our pets. Are we feeding them to best diet? Should I stay with kibble or pursue raw feeding? Does my furry friend need grain-free food or is it essential? The AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) published this article regarding raw diets. If you are on the fence or just need a […]

Dental Care – Be Aware

There is much more to the daily dental care of dogs and cats than meets the eye. For example, did you know it’s important to brush your dog or cat’s teeth daily? The mouth and teeth are commonly forgotten among the daily routine of pet care. This article not only provides useful information on how to better care for your pet’s dental hygiene but also shows a video on what happens internally with periodontal disease. Call Breckenridge Park Animal Hospital or […]