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    Petting Induced Aggression

    May 01 2017

    My cat Gus is normally very friendly and loves attention.  Sometimes when I pet him, though, he turns around and bites me.  Any advice?    -Annie, Beaumont Gus is exhibiting behavior…

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    Marking Territory

    Feb 13 2017

    My son has a very intelligent four year-old Pomeranian who is marking his territory.  My daughter-in-law says Nugget has to go.  Please advise! Marking is normal behavior in dogs.  Despite…

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    Ear Infections

    Dec 02 2016

    Smelly ears, head shaking or rubbing, and ear scratching can all be signs seen with otitis externa, or infection of the outer part of the ear canal.  Pets can also…

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    Tracheal Collapse

    Nov 04 2016

    Bugsy, our 10 year-old Chihuahua , has been coughing for the past few months whenever he gets really excited.  He was diagnosed with a collapsing trachea.  What does this mean…

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    Litter Box Training

    Oct 04 2016

    “My cat was a stray at 6 months old.  We adopted her.  She doesn’t want to use her litter box.  She only wants to eliminate outside.  HELP!” It is natural…

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    Lipomas in Pets

    Sep 22 2016

    If an older dog develops fatty deposits or tumors under the skin, what causes that?  Should they be removed?  If they are removed will they grow back?  Is there a…

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    Heart murmur – Mitral Valve Disease

    Aug 22 2016

    I’ve been told that my dog, a 6 year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, has a heart murmur. I am a bit confused about what the murmur means and what to…

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    Decreasing vet visit stress for felines

    Jul 27 2016

    Many of my doggie patients seem to really enjoy visiting the vet’s office.  Whether it is the grand adventure of a car ride, seeing old friends and meeting new ones,…

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    Food Allergies

    Jun 22 2016

    I was told my dog might have food allergies, but he has eaten the same food his whole life.  How can he now have a food allergy? Unlike people, who…

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    Atopy (Seasonal Allergies)

    May 24 2016

    Southeast Texas and allergies seem to go hand-in-hand.  The warm climate is great for lush tropical plant growth, but not so ideal for those of us, people and pets, who…