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Show Your Pet’s Teeth Some Love: Tips to Maintain Dental Health

February is the season of love and also National Pet Dental Health Month. Periodontal disease is the most commonly diagnosed dental disease in pets, with most pets showing dental disease signs by age 3, so there’s no better way to show your pet some love this month—and all year long—than by taking action to support [...]

Understanding Pancreatitis in Pets: A Comprehensive Guide

In this comprehensive guide, our Neighborhood Veterinary Centers - Nederland team explains the complexities of pancreatitis and offers tips on how to prevent your pet from developing this painful condition.  What is pancreatitis? Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas caused by the premature activation of digestive enzymes within the organ. The condition can be [...]

Protect Your Cat’s Smile: Understanding Resorptive Lesions

Your cat’s dental health impacts their overall well-being. To help maintain their oral health, learn about feline resorptive lesion causes, signs, and treatments. Our Neighborhood Veterinary Centers of La Marque team prioritizes your feline companion’s health, including providing dental care. Read our guide to feline resorptive lesions, and learn about this dental disease’s causes, signs, [...]

Low-Stress Pet Handling Methods to Use at Home

One of the most powerful ways we communicate with our pets is through touch. While some handling methods can stress or frighten our pets, touching our pets appropriately reduces their stress by sending the message they are safe. Low-stress pet handling techniques offer a gentler, more empathetic approach to interacting with your pet, strengthen your [...]

A Guide to Your Puppy’s First Year

Welcoming a new puppy into your home is an exciting journey filled with cuddles, playful moments, and a few challenges along the way. The first year of your puppy's life is a critical period for their development, health, and socialization, so prepare yourself for the wonderful adventure ahead. Your puppy needs your guidance to build [...]

Don’t Leave Me! Separation Anxiety Management for Pets

Separation anxiety is a common pet behavioral issue that affects dogs and cats alike. The anxiety occurs when a pet becomes excessively upset when left alone, leading to destructive behaviors and emotional distress. Read our Neighborhood Veterinary Centers team’s guide to learn about separation anxiety signs and how to implement effective management strategies that are [...]

Knee-Deep: A Pet Owner’s Guide to Luxating Patellas

Luxating patellas (i.e., trick knees) can affect your four-legged friend, causing discomfort and affecting their mobility. As a pet owner, particularly of a toy- or small-breed dog, you need to be aware of this condition. Our Neighborhood Veterinary Centers of Nederland team wades in knee-deep to provide you with everything you need to know about [...]

Unleashing the Best in Your Dog: A Guide to Effective Dog Training

Teaching your dog obedience commands (e.g., sit, down, stay) and proper manners (e.g., walking on a loose leash, no jumping) is a crucial aspect of responsible pet ownership that not only enhances the bond between you and your furry friend but also ensures a harmonious coexistence. Whether you're dealing with a rambunctious puppy or an [...]

Canine Conundrums: Common Behavior Problems in Puppies and Dogs

Welcoming a new puppy or dog into your family is an exciting experience, but adopting a new pet can pose several challenges, particularly managing their behavior problems. Our Neighborhood Veterinary Centers team describes canine behavior issues’ root causes and explains how you can implement effective strategies to help foster a positive relationship between you and [...]

Canine Hip Dysplasia 101

According to Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) data, 14.3% of screened purebred dogs had hip dysplasia. This is an average that considers all dogs, but many breeds had incidence rates near 50%. Hip dysplasia is a common, often severely disabling condition that is likely inherited and challenging to eliminate completely from the canine population. Our [...]

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