Shedding Light on Why Your Pet Is Losing Hair

Fur stuck to clothes, furniture, and blankets is a common aspect of pet ownership, but if your four-legged friend’s hair loss becomes excessive, you may become concerned. Our Neighborhood Veterinary Centers of Wallisville team shares common problems that can cause pets to experience hair loss, and describes what you can do about your four-legged friend’s [...]

Untrained or Unwell? 5 Pet Behavior Problems That May Indicate Illness

Your pet’s behavior is closely linked to their internal health and unfortunately, this can make knowing the reasons for their inappropriate actions a challenge. Are they behaving inappropriately because of a break in their training, or are they ill and need to visit Neighborhood Veterinary Centers of Wallisville?  Here are five common pet behavior problems [...]

7 Odd Cat Behaviors Explained

Cats are mysterious creatures, and when you watch your funny feline’s antics, you likely wonder why on earth they are behaving so strangely. While we may never completely understand our feline companions’ wacky ways, many of their weird behaviors actually have an explanation. To help you better understand your curious cat, our Neighborhood Veterinary Centers [...]

3 Common Feline Oral Health Issues

People more often think of dogs having dental issues, since “doggy breath” is named after them, and even powerful canine chewers can break their teeth chomping on too-hard chew toys. However, cats are almost as likely to develop dental disease, with roughly 85% of cats suffering from periodontal problems by age 3, compared with 90% [...]

Why Does my Dog Do That?! Weird Dog Behaviors Explained

Your dog's silly antics are part of their charm, but has your funny furry friend done something particularly odd, and left you wondering, “Why do they do that?!” Although humans may not understand every strange dog behavior, our canine companions have their reasons for their weird behaviors, which are not only for our entertainment. Dogs [...]

Pets and People: Reducing Disease Transmission

Although different species, animals and humans can share some contagious diseases. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 250 diseases can be transmitted from pets and other animals to people worldwide. The number of zoonotic diseases in the United States is closer to 40, and only a handful are [...]

Parasitic Diseases in Pets

When pet owners think about their four-legged friends, they focus on the cute and cuddly aspects—not what might be creeping and crawling under that fluffy fur or hiding in their pet’s intestinal tract. Unfortunately, parasitic diseases are a real and ever-present threat to pet health and comfort. Don’t let gross parasites come between you and [...]

Chock-full of Trouble—Chocolate Toxicity in Pets

Chocoholics, unite! The world’s love affair with this sweet confection is certainly well-established. Global chocolate consumption is set to hit 7.5 million tons this year, or slightly less than two pounds for every person on earth. Considering that most of us eat much more than our fair share—the average American eats roughly 19.8 pounds of [...]

Annual Blood Work—An In-Depth Look at Pet Health

When you bring your pet to Neighborhood Veterinary Centers of Wallisville for their annual exam, our team members will recommend blood work along with the standard yearly services. But wait! My pet isn’t sick, you think to yourself. Why do they need blood work? Read on to learn the many reasons why we consider annual [...]

What Vaccines Does My Pet Need?

Vaccines play an important role in your pet’s health by protecting them from life-threatening diseases. But understanding which vaccines your pet needs—at a specific age and why—can be perplexing. Follow this primer to learn about our Neighborhood Veterinary Centers at Wallisville veterinarians’ vaccine recommendations, and make informed decisions about your pet’s health.  Individualized vaccine protocols [...]

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