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2257 N Loop 336 W Suite 140-127Conroe, TX 77304
From Business: We are a Mortgage Banker Operating under the Motto of: Honesty * Reliability * Integrity. we strive to make a difference in all that we do. We offer Texas vet loans, VA Home Loans, FHA Mortgages, 100% USDA home loans, Texas Equity Cash out Loans. If your credit score doesn't qualify you for 100% financing, we work with you…
13140 Kidd RdConroe, TX 77302
I went in with my dog, after going to other vets and not knowing exactly what was wrong with her. Dr. Kerry suggested an exploratory surgery which was immediately booked for the following morning. They were very professional and supportive through the whole process and extremely detailed in what…
6700 Woodlands Pkwy Ste 430Spring, TX 77382
Wonderful practice with caring, animal loving professionals. Prices are competitive with all other vets in the area. My little dog just got neutered there with laser and he healing without event. 4 days post op he is as if nothing happened, He is not at all concerned with his surgical site no li…
20120 Kuykendahl RdSpring, TX 77379
I went to "My family vet" with my 15 years old beautiful and suite dog (Chou Chou) in extreme pain due to a tumor and we were very worried that we had to put her to sleep because she would not survive any surgery because of her age. Dr Scott was wonderful and very professional explaini…
5740 Fm 1960 Rd WHouston, TX 77069
From Business: The Corner Vet is a primary care veterinarian. We specialize in wellness, preventative medicine, and routine minor ailments. We offer annual exams, vaccinations, heartworm screening, parasite screening and treatment, flea and tick treatment, blood work, ear treatment, skin treatment, eye infections, and pet nutrition.
14300 Cornerstone Village Dr Ste 110Houston, TX 77014
15517 Fieldstone LnWillis, TX 77378
From Business: Best Little Animal House In Texas specializes in Pet boarding, pet sitting/daycare, and Kennels. We have been in business over 5 years. We are the leading Pet daycare in Willis, Texas. Feel free to give us a call today for any and all inquiries you may have.
428 Rayford RdSpring, TX 77386
Took my 13 year old dog who was in pain to VCA as an emergency clinic, which was open on a weekend. My regular vet was out of town. From the office staff to the doctor, we were treated very well. I found their costs to be reasonable. All treatment was thoroughly explained and I now have a mu…
22707 Gosling RdSpring, TX 77389
I grew up in Northampton, the neighborhood that feeds most of this Vet's business and watched my parents take all of our animals there as a child. And for the last 14 years, as a young adult, I have continued to use this Vet, even driving over 60 miles roundtrip!I have to be honest with you and …
28800 State Highway 249Tomball, TX 77375
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 ch…
1811 Spring Cypress RdSpring, TX 77388
I have taken dogs to this practice since it opened. The entire staff is knowledgeable and caring. When I recommend this practice to others, I state it is like taking your pet to the Medical Center downtown if they were a person! Your pet receives the best possible care. My current dog broke her …
21167 State Highway 249Houston, TX 77070
After trying multiple ways of trying to discourage scratching of unacceptable things (furniture, carpet, doors, etc.), SoftPaws, and other alternatives, i began to research laser declawing. i am happy to report that the procedure was a COMPLETE success on my strictly indoor cat (front paws only)…
3031 Cypress Creek PkwyHouston, TX 77068
If it were possible to give Dr. Huckabee a ZERO, I'd do it. After about 10 yrs. of using this Clinic, I will be taking my cat to a Vet in SW Houston who I know and trust. Don't know what's happened to the gentleness factor with this Clinic, but my requests to spare my 17 yr. old cat trauma wer…
22326 Loop 494Kingwood, TX 77339
After several years of experimenting with various vets in the Kingwood area, we found our family clinic. They understand that dogs are not just "pets", they are members of the family. They have been committed to our dogs problems, even entertaining after hours phone calls and guidanc…
2526 Green Oak DrKingwood, TX 77339
From Business: At VCA, your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal. We treat each pet knowing it is an extension of your family. Our dedicated staff of veterinarians, board certified specialists, and technicians strive each day to give your pet the very best in medical care. We understand how important it is t…
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From household hazards to insurance, here is a roundup of our best tips for ensuring your pet's safety.
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.