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How to Find a Veterinarian before You Really Need One


Finding the best Richardson veterinarians for your pet should not be a last minute task. Whether you are moving to the area, getting a pet for the first time, or considering a veterinary practice change, it is important to find a veterinarian before you actually need one. There is nothing scarier than having a sick animal and rushing through an important decision in order to get the care you need. Rather, it gives piece of mind to have a veterinarian […]

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9 Tips in Caring for Senior Dogs: Enjoy the Golden Years


Dogs are an important part of our families. And, like all family members, dogs get older and require more specific care. The age at which a dog is considered older, or senior, depends on the size and breed of the dog. Generally, larger breeds have a shorter life expectancy, and will show the signs of aging sooner than their smaller counterparts. For example, a Great Dane might be a senior dog at 5 or 6, while a Shih Tzu may […]

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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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