August is National Immunization Awareness Month, created to remind people how important it is to keep their vaccinations up to date. But that advice isn’t just for humans—it’s vital for pets as well. Vaccinating your pet is a relatively inexpensive but very important way to protect his or her health. We think it’s so important … Read moreYour Questions About Vaccinations—Answered!
With Independence Day right around the corner, you might be concerned because your pet is frightened by the noise. Animals have much more sensitive hearing than humans, and so the condition of noise aversion is quite common. There are several things you can do to minimize the effects of noise for your pet, including: Putting … Read morePrevent 4th of July Freak-Outs!
It’s a great DAY here at Garden Oaks Veterinary Clinic…because we get to officially introduce our newest Associate Veterinarian—Dr. Brandon Day! Dr. Day graduated from Louisiana State University in 2018 and has recently moved from Baton Rouge with his beagle, Kyle, to join our team. Over the next few weeks, you will see Dr. Day … Read moreWelcome Dr. Day!
Now is the time to make sure you and your whole family—including your pets—are disaster ready. Here are some tips for making sure your animal companions are also covered in case of an emergency. Microchip your pets. Truly, this is one of the most important things you can do for your pets right now. If … Read moreHurricane Prep for Pets
So your pet is itchy….REALLY itchy. The keep-you-up-all-night-with-constant-scratching kind of itchy that just doesn’t seem to get any better. Maybe they are also licking their paws, having recurring hot spots or frequent ear infections. It can be extremely frustrating to see your pet suffer from symptoms like this and not know what’s causing it! In … Read moreWhat Can Allergy Testing Tell You?
Written by: Stephen Chmaitelli, DVM Hearing that your pet is heartworm positive can be overwhelming. Perhaps you just adopted your pet, who was a stray and has never received preventative care. Or maybe there was a lapse in heartworm prevention when you forgot a few doses, leaving a gap in protection that resulted in infection. … Read moreThe Quick Facts About Slow-Kill: Treatment Options for Heartworm Disease
Written by: Danielle Matise If you’ve ever owned an animal in Texas, you’ve *probably* heard about heartworms and *hopefully* give your pets regular heartworm protection. But how much do you *really* know about these invisible intruders? Are they actual worms? Are they contagious? Is heartworm disease REALLY that bad? We’re breaking down the most important … Read more6 Things You Didn’t Know About Heartworms
Congratulations on your upcoming baby from all of us at Garden Oaks Veterinary Clinic! Now that you’re expecting a two-legged baby, you and your four-legged baby is in store for some serious life changes. We recommend that you do your best to prepare your fur baby for your human baby. Here are six ideas to … Read morePrepare Your Pet for an Upcoming Baby
On Sunday morning, a chemical tank at Intercontinental Terminal Company in Deer Park caught on fire and continued to spread to several other tanks, feeding flames, and smoke that were seen up to 40 miles away. As of Wednesday morning, the fire has been extinguished. Still, many people are wondering how the exposure to lingering … Read moreAftermath of the Plant Fires in Deer Park on Pets
During the month of March, Garden Oaks Veterinary Clinic is giving you the opportunity to win a Petzi Treat Cam! Purchase Bravecto (Canine or Feline) during the month of March for a chance to win a Petzi Treat Cam. Buy 1 Dose, Get 1 Chance to WinBuy 2 Doses, Get 3 Chances to Win (+ a … Read moreFlea and Tick Prevention and Promotion