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900 Portway DrHouston, TX 77024
I adopted my Cinch from there about 2 years ago and hes attached to my side. hes spoiled and loved and I consider myself lucky to have found him. cinch was 100% healthy when I adopted him and has had no issues what so ever since. hes a Chihuahua cross and is a complete lap dog. I would adopt fr…
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Boarded my Belgium Malinois Service Dog for over two weeks at Tomball Pet Resort off of 2920 while she was in heat. They upgraded her room to a "Pampered" sweet for their own convenience at no extra charge to me. But when I dropped in unannounced to check on my service dog the facilities seemed Very clean however the kennel area was Very Hot and there was Not a fan on in her "Pampered" suite as they advertise. Nor did I see water available to my dog in her completely glass enclosed kennel! The first thing she did was drink a whole bowl of water when she got home!! She seemed to drop a little weight too. Probably due to their admitted light feeding of 1&1/2 cup of dry meal twice a day. Also, NO shade is provided in their out door paddock for exercise and potty times! While the regular staff was Very polite and happy to give updates of service and care when I called, Ash the manager was Extremely rude and unhelpful every occasion I dealt with her. When I kept getting voicemail on a Monday to get an update on my service dog after the weekend stay I drove straight down there to meet Ash face to face. In a desolately quiet and completely empty lobby she stated that she was soo busy at the front desk calls were going to voicemail. Not one phone rang nor did one customer come in while I was there! When I happily paid a $375.00 boarding fee, Ash Tossed my credit card back at me! Ash brought out my stressed, hot, smelly service dog and Failed to Mention her leg had a 3 inch mild injury of bloody scratches, scrapes and raw spots that had heat, itching and light swelling bothering her. Long story short...the Hired staff will go the distance for your pet. But Ash the manager, and the Owner & Operator of Tomball Pet Resort, Don't seem to care about their furry visitors comfort or customer service provided! At the Very least I expect to be notified when my dog is injured!#?!
We love the doctors and staff at Angel’s! They are always helpful and their love for animals definitely shows. They have cared for many of our rescues pups as well as some of our own.
Extra charges. I took my dog to be groomed, and they decided to give her an exam as well. They then charged me for that exam. I only wanted grooming as we already have our own vet. when questioned about it, they said it's their policy for new dogs or dogs that they have not seen in over a year. That was not told to me when I made the appointment, nor was it told to me when I dropped her off. What a stressful and unnecessary situation for my poor sweet dog!
So much for our Thanksgiving plans…Sincerely upset by booking a reservation for our three dogs in one of the luxury suites like we have done over several occasions, holidays or not, over the past 5+ years, and NOT being informed of the decision that those w/ deposits get them first. Our reservation was made on Tuesday, October 21st. No one said anything about a deposit and no one bothered to call to let us know that it was needed. I wonder how many reservations they even had for Thanksgiving a month in advance. Why wouldn't someone call and let us know? They refused our dogs when my husband took them. Now here we sit, car loaded, family in from Louisiana, Oklahoma, and all of them waiting on us to meet up with everyone in Galveston. And, waiting on the food we were bringing for the dinner tonight. Now at this point, unsure what we will do about tomorrow…along with the four dishes to help feed the 22 people that will be at our Thanksgiving. Not that the man at the door cared or was even concerned…especially since it sounds like my husband didn't get an apology, a sorry, he didn't offer to see about maybe working something out, or even offer to see if their other location had any openings. Nothing!!! Really?
This was the most horrible experience. I picked up both my dogs after being boarded for 48 hours and they were filthy and smelled of urine. The staff was not friendly nor apologetic with the lack of service. I will never entrust these people with my dogs again. I expect more for over $150.
I have adopted twice here and once at another shelter. The other shelter didn't test their animals and we took a puppy home with distemper. This could have made my other dogs sick or worse die. AAR treats, and care for all their animals. They even took back one of the dogs I adopted because I was having health issues. I strongly recommend them!!! I will always adopted from them. Also they are a no kill shelter. That's amazing ����
I have been coming here about 6 years after trying several vets in the area and I just fell in love with dr filip who loves animals and I can see that's why she is a vet. I have a special needs dog who has had total hip replacement and pancreatitis and gastritis and several allergy issues and chronic joint pain. Oh did I mention. My dog is 110 Saint shepherd who loves dr filip too! She will actually get on the floor to check her ears and vitals. I just can't say enough about her and this practice. I have 4 cats and two dogs and have taken them all and a few others that are at the rainbow bridge. I actually brought a cat to anither vet in tomball just to check out other places. I was wishing I didn't. Long story short he was put asleep by A&M and they didn't even call me to say sorry or ??? But my vet had heard and sent me a card signed by everybody. She has operated in my male cat and Saved his life...I will never change again.
I have been bringing my sweet baby here for grooming for about three years, the girls working the front always welcome us politely. Some even know us by name, such a comforting feeling. I can always count on them to make my baby feel beautiful, I will always recommend anyone I can to them. Boarding and grooming facilities are excellent!
I am sorry to see some bad reviews because we have never had anything but stellar service here!After reading the bad reviews it is obvious that the complaining customers were the problem!Our dogs love it here and the staff has been wonderful! They even allowed early check in when we were leaving on a trip! The staff has never been rude to us!
We used Cypress Fall Pet Resort to board our Lab puppy (9 mo) and Dachshund (7 yrs) fur babies. They loved it. I toured the facility a bout 2 weeks prior to their stay. I was very impressed with the staff and the cleanliness of the facilities. While I was on tour, I observed many happy puppies in doggy day care! When we were dropping our babies, I observed two separate dogs come in to go to doggy day care and they both ran right up to that door and barked to get in. So cute! When we picked up our babies, they seemed happy and had been well cared for. Only word of caution, book early when you require holiday boarding. They fill up fast and pretty far out! I highly recommend this facility.
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.