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

Prepping Your Pup for a Winter Wonderland – Part 1

Fortunately, winters in McAllen can be relatively calm and not as frozen as those up north. However, temperatures can plummet enough to make your pups uncomfortable and miserable if you don’t take the proper measures to keep them warm. At Valley Animal Hospital, our veterinarians know your pets are an integral part of your family... Read More

Dealing with Your Pet Dog’s Dry Skin

Caring for your dog involves many things, such as getting enough exercise, feeding them the right food and keeping them properly groomed. Grooming itself involves a lot more than a haircut every few weeks. For some dogs, depending on environment, you may run across dry skin conditions. Dry skin, usually noticed as patches of flaky... Read More