Puppy Crate Training: An Essential Skill

Crates are essential tools for puppy training that will help keep your new furry pal safe, content, and secure, but you first must train your puppy to accept and ultimately love being inside. This sounds like a challenge, but you need to dedicate only a few moments each day to achieve this goal. Here is [...]

Bringing Home a New Puppy: The First Few Days

Congratulations on your decision to add a canine member to your pack! Dogs are loyal, loving creatures who can bring great joy and purpose to your life, but raising them takes work. Your puppy will need your guidance to learn how the world works, understand how they fit into your household, and to grow up [...]

Weight a Minute: How To Assess Your Pet’s Weight in 60 Seconds

More than half the U.S. pet population (i.e., more than 50 million dogs and 56 million cats) are overweight or obese. Unfortunately, many pet owners don’t know how to assess their pet’s body condition or do not realize that a few extra pounds can increase their pet’s risk for life-altering diseases such as cancer, arthritis, [...]

5 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Many dog and cat owners have heard that spaying and neutering is an important step toward pet health and responsible pet ownership. They know that spaying and neutering means pets cannot mate and produce litters, but may not clearly understand the other benefits for pets.  The Neighborhood Veterinary Centers team is committed to pet owner [...]

Quality-of-Life Assessment Guidelines for Senior Pets

From the day you brought your pet home, you have supported and cared for them, and as they have aged, the way you care for them has likely evolved. Aging is a natural process, and with the right care and attention, senior pets can continue to lead fulfilling lives. However, to prevent them from unnecessary [...]

Start on the Right Paw With a New Pet Wellness exam

Adopting a pet is an exciting journey that also requires a big commitment. When you bring home a puppy or kitten, you are adding a family member who will be with you for the next 10 to 15 years. Adopting an older pet comes with unique responsibilities, however, as they are more susceptible to health [...]

Hurricane Preparedness for Pet Owners

August and September may signal the end of summer and the start of school for many parts of the United States, but for southeast Texas, these months also represent peak hurricane season. Ensure your pet is included in your storm or evacuation plans with these helpful tips from the Neighborhood Veterinary Centers team. #1: Microchip [...]

Up Close and Purr-sonal With Feline Arthritis

Many pet owners believe that arthritis is an old dog issue, but this inflammatory joint disease is equally common among cats. Unfortunately, because cats don’t express their pain in classic ways, their suffering often goes unnoticed and untreated. Is your cat struggling with chronic joint pain? Find out in this Neighborhood Veterinary Centers guide to [...]

Yellow Cat? Red Alert! Hepatic Lipidosis in Cats

Cats are notorious for marching to the beat of their own drum. Their secretive nature, comical quirks, and keen senses make them endlessly entertaining—but their unusual predisposition for some health conditions makes them vulnerable to serious, sometimes life-threatening harm. Hepatic lipidosis, a dangerous liver condition that occurs when cats go too long without food, is [...]

Too Much Love: Does My Pet Have Separation Anxiety?

Can our pets possibly love us too much? For the estimated 20% to 40% of dog owners whose canine companions suffer from separation anxiety, the answer is a resounding, “Yes.” What is separation anxiety in pets? Separation anxiety is a behavior disorder in pets who are overly attached to their owners and intensely distressed in [...]

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