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21 May
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Summer Woes: How to Go About Spotting and Possibly Treating Your Dog’s Ear Infection

Our loved and adored pups are, unfortunately, not immune to the pesky and sometimes serious problem of an ear infection, or earache as we commonly call them. With summer knocking loudly on our door – a common time for earaches – we need to be in-the-know of what an earache actually is, how to successfully spot one in our little furry friends and how to treat them. As the Valley’s weather changes, this problem can become a little more than…

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09 April
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Cool Pups for the Summer Months

Spring has a tendency to feel just like summer in the Rio Grande Valley. This means a blazing sun, scorching hot temperatures, and the need to stay cool throughout the day. This is especially true for our pups, who rely on our help to keep them comfortable, cool, and safe. At Valley Animal Hospital, we know your pets mean the world for you, which is why we want to help you keep the as healthy as possible in the hot…

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23 January
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2018 for You and Your Pet: Resolving to Make it a Healthier Year!

It’s a new year again! Time seems to fly by so quickly these days, and if you have a furry or feathery loved one, the fun you both have in each other’s company can make time pass even faster! Now, if you’re an experienced pet owner, then you’re well aware of how important it is to keep them healthy by feeding them right, helping them exercise and having a vet examine them. If you’ve recently acquired a four-legged or winged…

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12 December
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Holiday Care: How to Help Your Lovable Pet Have a Safe Season

If you’re planning on being one of the millions of Americans to host a holiday party this year, then you’ll probably be deciding on who to invite, what to serve and how to accommodate for family members who’ll be staying over. However, if you’re a pet owner, then it’s very important to plan for his or her safety and well-being during this celebratory period as well. Let’s go over a few things you can do to make your furry loved…

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22 September
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World Animal Day: Mark Your Calendars for October 4th to Celebrate Your Pet!

It’s safe to say that the average pet owner loves to spoil their dog, cat and other four-legged, feathered, furry or scaled family member. After all, they’re a part of the family! If you love splurging on Fido or Fluffy, then mark your calendar for October 4th; it’s World Animal Day! If you’ve never heard of it, then here’s what you should know. According to this special and important holiday’s website, the mission of World Animal Day is to “raise…

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30 August
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Microchipping: What You Should Know About It and Why It’s Beneficial for Your Pet – Part 2

In our previous piece, we discussed what microchipping was, how it helped owners locate their pets and the many benefits in adopting the product. In this blog, we’d like to go into much more detail regarding the most interesting tidbits of microchipping, specifically the HomeAgain® brand of microchip and how it works to identify you as your pet’s owner. As we’ve mentioned before, losing a pet or dealing with one that’s run away from home can really take an emotional…

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09 August
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Microchipping: What You Should Know About It and Why It’s Beneficial for Your Pet – Part 1

According to the American Humane Association, it’s estimated that around 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen each year in the United States. This means that about one-in-three pets will go missing during their lifetime. Although missing pets can be recovered through a number of means, imagine how many can be reunited with their loved ones with the help of a microchip. Dogs with microchips are more than twice as likely to be returned to their owners, and…

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03 July
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Celebrating with Caution: How to Prevent Your Pets from Fearing This Year’s Fourth of July Celebration

It’s that time of year when fireworks are purchased, flags are hoisted and barbecues begin. The Fourth of July is one of the most popular American holidays, so it’s a given that millions across the nation will be celebrating to their heart’s content. Although most will be celebrating outside, it’s important to care for that special, furry member of your family. Many cats and dogs will be relaxing indoors while their owners will be outdoors. One thing that many pet…

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20 June
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Fleas in the Summer: What You Should be Doing to Spot and Treat an Infestation on Your Pet Cat

Cats are unique pets, to say the least. Considering how independent they tend to be, many may believe that they require little to no care or supervision if one’s to be kept as a pet. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Although cats have unique personalities and traits compared to dogs, they still require a substantial level of care to be healthy. One of the many problems cat owners face are flea infestations. Since we’re now in the summer,…

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19 May
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Help Your Lovable Pet Dog Win the War Against Fleas During the Summer!

The Rio Grande Valley is notorious for its hot and humid weather. Do you know which particular insect loves and thrives in our southern environment? The pesky flea. A flea’s preferred temperature for survival is between 65 and 80 degrees with a humidity level of around 75% and 85%. This can be worrisome and hindering for pet owners. For most that have tried everything and feel as if there’s no hope left, no need to worry! We have a few…