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Read our blog to get insider tips and advice from our McAllen vets that can help you keep your cat or dog happy, healthy, and feeling their best.

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Is it Better to Have Two Dogs?

Is it Better to Have Two Dogs?

Though there may be benefits to having two dogs in your home, this living arrangement may also bring challenges. Here are some factors to think about before adding a second dog to your family. Our McAllen vets also share some tips to help the process go smoothly.

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Does My Cat Need a Friend?

Does My Cat Need a Friend?

While cats are known for being solitary creatures, they are also gregarious animals who crave intimate ties with other animals. Here, our McAllen vets discuss getting another cat if you've already got one and how you can introduce them to each other. 

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Vaccine Reactions in Dogs: Everything You Should Know

Vaccine Reactions in Dogs: Everything You Should Know

Typically, the benefits of getting your dog vaccinated far outweigh the risk of reactions to vaccines. However, some dogs do react to getting their shots. Our McAllen vets list the most common reactions to vaccines in dogs in this post, and explain what to do if your dog has a reaction.

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Essential Cat Vaccinations

Essential Cat Vaccinations

Our vets in McAllen understand that you may be tempted to skip some vaccinations for your cat. However, certain animal vaccinations are essential to your feline friend's health. We'll list these in this post. 

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Importance of Parasite Control in Dogs

Importance of Parasite Control in Dogs

Parasites are an ongoing danger to your dog and can range from an inconvenient annoyance to a life-threatening health issue. Today, our McAllen vets list parasites that your dog is at risk of contracting and why it's imperative to prevent the infection and practice parasite control. 

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Hookworm in Dogs: Signs, Treatment & Prevention

Hookworm in Dogs: Signs, Treatment & Prevention

In adult dogs who are otherwise healthy, hookworms can cause gastrointestinal upset. However, this parasite can be fatal for puppies. In this post, our McAllen vets share information about hookworms in dogs and how these problematic pests can be prevented and treated. 

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Puppy Vaccination Schedule

Puppy Vaccination Schedule

By having your puppy vaccinated, you'll protect your young dog from several serious diseases. This means vaccination schedules will be an essential aspect of your pet's annual healthcare. Our vets in McAllen recommend referencing this schedule for your dog's vaccinations.

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Bad Breath in Dogs: Causes & Remedies

Bad Breath in Dogs: Causes & Remedies

Do you find that you recoil from your dog when they try to give you kisses, from the smell? Bad breath is quite common in dogs and can be a sign of serious health issues. Here, our McAllen vets explain what might be causing your dog's bad breath and how you can help to treat or even prevent it.

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What Happens When My Pet Gets a Cavity?

What Happens When My Pet Gets a Cavity?

Dental health issues in pets can be just as problematic as they are in people. Pets can have oral health issues so here, our McAllen vets explain the causes, symptoms, and treatments of cavities in pets.

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Common Dental Problems in Dogs

Common Dental Problems in Dogs

Yes, your dog can suffer from dental issues just like humans. Our vets in McAllen will help you identify, treat, and prevent some of the most common dental issues found in your canine companion.

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