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    Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome

    Aug 24 2017

    My senior dog seems confused sometimes and has had some behavior changes such as peeing in the house, which never used to happen.  Can dogs get Alzheimer’s disease?   Just…

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    Jun 29 2017

    My cat has small white worms in his poop.  They look like wiggling grains of rice.  I tried some wormer medicine from the pet store, but the worms just came…

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    Hurricane Preparedness

    Jun 06 2017

    The 2017 hurricane season has officially started.  Forecasters are predicting an above average number of named storms this year.  If a hurricane does threaten Southeast Texas, it is important for…

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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…