health benefits to owning a pet

6 Ways Owning a Pet Is Good for Your Health

It turns out that owning a pet is more than just adorable cuddles and trips to the dog park. Owning a pet can also improve your overall health and wellness. On a psychological level, pets are shown to decrease levels of depression and anxiety. On an overall health level, owning a pet can decrease your…

what to do if pet has heatstroke

What to Do if Your Pet Has Heatstroke

As spring warms up into summer and the humidity and heat start to really set in, it’s good to remember that, like every other member in your family, you need to take extra care with your pet. You can become dehydrated and dangerously hot, which can result in falling unconscious at best, vital organ damage,…

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Tips for Pets Traveling by Car or Plane

Our pets are a beloved part of our family and sometimes this means that they have to travel with us when we undertake long journeys. As a general rule, cats seriously dislike traveling and are almost always better off at home in their own environment. Dogs are more amenable to traveling, but there are still…

pet microchipping facts from Spring Creek Animal Hospital in Tomball, TX

Should You Get Your Pet Microchipped

Did you know that despite doing all we can to keep our animals safe, approximately one in three pets in the United States will become lost at some point during their lifetime? This is a scenario that no caring and committed owner wants to think about. By understanding that it is something that could happen,…

pet dental hygiene facts from Spring Creek Animal Hospital in Tomball, TX

Pet Dental Hygiene & Oral Care

What is the Cause of My Pet’s Bad Breath? Don’t ignore your pet’s bad breath! Dental hygiene is often the cause of stinky breath, and it may indicate other important problems with your pet’s health. We understand how easy it is to miss. Many of the problems that stem from poor hygiene occur where you…

indoor and outdoor safety tips for dogs and cats

General Pet Safety

Keeping your pet safe is the most important part of keeping both you and your pet happy. When you first adopt a pet or new breed of pet — or even better, before you adopt them — be sure to research the basics of your pet. When you finally select a pet, talk to the…

Quick FAQ’s on Vet Care for Cats

Cats are like babies–they require care and feeding on a regular basis. Some of that “care” includes vaccinations, parasite prevention, and disease screening.  There’s a lot of confusing information on vet care for cats. so here’s our super simple “who/what/when” primer we use with cats and kittens in our hospital. It includes the basic services/medications each…

Quick FAQ’s on Vet Care for Dogs

Dogs are like babies–they require care and feeding on a regular basis. Some of that “care” includes vaccinations, parasite prevention, and disease screening.  There’s a lot of confusing information on vet care for dogs, so here’s our super simple “who/what/when” primer we use with dogs and puppies in our hospital. It includes the basic services/medications each…

The Cost of Declawing

I’m frequently asked how much it costs to declaw a cat. I think the better question is: how much will it cost my cat to be declawed? Because declawing is not a benign procedure, and it can cause serious long-term consequences. So, let’s unwrap the declawing issue… Why Do Cats Scratch on Stuff? Scratching is…

Why Your Cat Pees Outside the Litter Box and 4 Ways to Stop It

Few things are as frustrating as when your cat eliminates outside the litter box–peeing, pooping, or spraying in unwanted areas. Such inappropriate elimination can have multiple causes including medical issues, litter box aversion, and stress, and the root cause must be quickly addressed. The fact is, cats are creatures of habit, and the longer they eliminate…