Hiking Guide: Tips for Summertime Dog Treks

The hot summer months are just about here, which means more and more people will be gearing up for the great outdoors in search of a hiking adventure with their families! If you are one of these active individuals and are thinking about taking your pup out with you, then make sure you’re completely ready.... Read More

What to do After Finding an Animal Locked in a Vehicle

Summer has officially arrived in the Rio Grande Valley. We can already expect rising temperatures and sunny skies. This also means staying out of the sun to avoid sunburn and remaining hydrated. The same applies to our four-legged, furry family members. We do our best to take care of our pets, and this includes doing... Read More

Keeping Your Pet Cool During the Summer

Summer is almost here and you’ll more than likely make plans to take your dogs or cats on road trips to the beach, a few backyard barbecues and maybe even to the big family reunion. But it’s going to get hot outside and your pet may not be completely equipped to handle the South Texas... Read More

Why is My Dog Barking So Much?

Why is My Dog Barking so Much? First and foremost, barking is one of the many natural ways dogs communicate. But sometimes it can be excessive, leaving you wondering what the problem might be. You feel like you’ve done everything for your furry loved one, but perhaps it’s time to recognize one of the potential... Read More

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