Category Archives: Pet Health

Hurricane Preparedness for Pets

As Hurricane Harvey approaches Texas shores and makes it way toward the Houston area, now is the time to make sure you have all the necessary preparations in place for your pet. Following are some of Animal Hospitals Champions Northwest … Continue reading

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Is Your Cat One of Three in the U.S. Infected with Bartonella?

If you are a cat owner in the U.S., the chances of your pet carrying the Bartonella bacteria are one in three, according to National Veterinary Lab, one of the oldest private veterinary laboratories in the U.S. Some studies (1), … Continue reading

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Why Canine Influenza Vaccine?

In the summer of 2013, Animal Hospitals Champions Northwest and Jones Road, changed their standard canine core vaccination protocol, and added the canine influenza vaccine (CIV). Many clients questioned the addition of another vaccine. Some harbored doubt about the need … Continue reading

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The Rule is: No Chocolate for Pets … Ever!

The words of Forrest Gump, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” do not ring true for pets. We know that when pets ingest chocolate, they get sick – in fact, very sick in … Continue reading

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Feline Hypertension: The Hidden Factor

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a medical term of which many of us are familiar. It is a common medical condition in humans, and, we now know, also a problem in animals. Hypertension affects dogs and cats – no … Continue reading

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We’re a Member of the American Kennel Club Veterinary Network

As a member of the American Kennel Club (AKC) Veterinary Network, we honor veterinary care certificates provided by the registry to new pet owners. Pet owners who register their dogs with the AKC receive a variety of benefits, one of … Continue reading

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Trim the Nails or Suffer the Consequences

In this battle of the nail trim, the feline pushed the owner to retreat. But in the end, the cat lost, because this ingrown nail was excrutiatingly painful and required surgical intervention to repair. We get it – few pets are docile … Continue reading

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