Celebrate National Puppy Day by Adopting One!

March 23rd is National Puppy Day and puppy lovers are encouraged to celebrate by giving puppies a new home. The day was created to raise awareness about the importance of adopting orphaned animals from local shelters. Founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige, an animal behaviorist, author and pet lifestyle expert, the day hopes to shed... Read More

Make Sure Your Dog is Ready for Spring Break

Spring Break is here and you’re ready to hit South Padre Island for some rest and relaxation. You’ve got your sunscreen, beach umbrella and flip flops ready to go and you’re thinking of taking along your dog for the first time. After all, what’s better than having your furry best friend by your side? Sandy... Read More

3 Ways to Make the Vet’s Visit a Pleasant One

It’s time for a visit to Valley Animal Hospital and Fluffy is nowhere to be found! This isn’t the first time this has happened. You’ve realized that he dreads his visits to the vet. Why is he so anxious about going? Imagine it from his point of view. Your dog or cat is entering a... Read More

National Pig Day is Here!

March kicks off with an oink as the nation celebrates National Pig Day. That’s right! It might be the Year of the Monkey, but March 1st will always be Day of the Pig. The holiday, which was started by sisters Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave in 1972, raises awareness about the beloved portly farm... Read More

Maintaining a Healthy Beak for Your Feathered Friend

National Pet Dental Health Month continues this week, and while pet owners are reminded to make sure their fur-covered friends have healthy oral hygiene, it’s also important not to forget our feathered friends. A bird may not have the pearly whites most animals do, but their beak is their most versatile tool. Birds use their... Read More

How to Keep Your Pet’s Teeth Healthy at Home

A routine dental cleaning for your pet can keep their teeth as strong as ever and looking great! However, don’t think that just because the veterinarian got the job done, you won’t have to keep your pet’s teeth healthy at home. Don’t know what to do? Don’t worry. The veterinarians from Valley Animal Hospital in... Read More

February is National Pet Dental Health Month!

If your cat or pooch decides to yawn right in your face, your first reaction might be to turn your nose away as soon as possible! However, that stinky breath might be an indication of a serious issue with your pet’s teeth, gums or internal organs. The oral health care of your furry friends is... Read More

3 Signs That Your Dog May Have Poor Dental Health

When was the last time you sat your pup down, opened his mouth and looked to see how well his teeth were? If you’re like most people, then you probably haven’t at all. This is especially alarming and surprising when you consider the fact that dental disease is one of the most common ailments to... Read More

Prepping Your Pup for a Winter Wonderland – Part 2

While McAllen is known to have pleasant winter months, it’s also very unpredictable and you never know when the weather will turn against you and your pets. In a previous blog, we shared some important pieces of advice to ensure your pooch spends our relatively calm winters in complete comfort. Now, the veterinarians at Valley... Read More