Archives: General Care

  • Entertaining Guests When You Own a Pet

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    If guests are coming to your home for a party, meal, or special event, it’s important to make some considerations regarding your pets. This way, everything runs smoothly on the big day! Here are a few tips for helping your guests and your furry friends get along successfully: Before Guests Arrive First things first: vacuum and dust throughout your home to keep things clean and fresh. This is also very important if any of your … Read More »

  • Meet the Munchkin

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    Are you familiar with Munchkin cats? These super cute cats almost look like a feline version of the Dachshund! Read on as a local vet discusses this unique breed. Basics Munchkins are distinguished by the fact that they have very short legs. In fact, when the Munchkin was recognized by The International Cat Association in 1995, controversy ensued, as critics were concerned about possible health problems and mobility issues. However, these charming furballs are just … Read More »

  • Running With Your Dog

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    Have you ever considered taking your dog running with you? It’s great exercise, both for yourself and your canine companion! Going on a run with your dog is more complicated than simply clipping on the leash and heading outside, though. Learn more below: Breed Considerations Before going on a run with your pooch, take his or her breed into consideration. Brachycephalic dogs—breeds with “squashed” faces like pugs, bulldogs, Boston terriers, and the Pekingese—don’t do well … Read More »

  • Morningside Animal Hospital is helping the Gulf Coast!

    Morningside Animal Hospital is organizing an area wide clinic supply donation center for the Gulf Coast! We would like any hospital that is willing to set up a donation box to collect supplies for animals in need in Texas and Louisiana. Supplies Needed: Bedding and beds, dog and cat food dry and canned, litter pans, bowls, toys, shampoos, paper towels, regular towels crates, cages, small pet foods, and cages. Bottled water would also be great, … Read More »

  • The Benefits of Professional Dog Grooming

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    Do you bathe your dog yourself? Or do you drop your pet off for his beauty treatments? While many people prefer to bathe their dogs at home, there are actually several benefits to having your canine buddy groomed by a professional. A local vet lists a few of them below. Healthy Fur And Skin One reason proper grooming is so important is that it keeps Fido’s fur and skin healthy. Our canine pals come in … Read More »

  • Tips on Finding a Lost Cat

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    It’s a scenario none of us want to imagine—your beloved feline friend escapes out the front door or manages to slink out the back while no one’s looking. What do you do when you discover that your cat is lost? Here are a few tips for helping to increase the odds that your pet is returned quickly and safely: In the Yard If you know that your indoor cat has escaped into your yard or … Read More »

  • Dealing With Your Cat’s Dull Coat

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    Cats are excellent self-groomers. They spend hours cleaning themselves in order to look their best! With that being said, it’s not uncommon for our feline friends to experience dull coats every now and then. Here’s what to do if you think your cat’s coat of fur is looking a little lackluster: See Your Veterinarian The first thing you should do when you suspect your cat of an unhealthy coat is set up an appointment at … Read More »

  • Spotlight on the Sphynx Cat

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    The Sphynx cat, with its hairless body, large ears, and wide eyes, is certainly one of the most unique feline breeds to be found anywhere. These distinctive animals also make wonderful pets—what’s not to love? Learn more about the Sphynx cat’s history, personality, and care requirements below. Origins Although there are records of hairless cats as far back as the early 1900s, the origins of the modern Sphynx cat date to 1966. It was then … Read More »

  • Getting Fido Ready for Summer

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    Summer is on the way! Many of our canine buddies love spending time outdoors in warm weather. Watching Fido running and playing on a sunny afternoon can be lots of fun! Read on for some great tips on keeping your pup happy and healthy this summer. Preventative Care If you like to take Fido out and about with you, or enjoy taking your pup to dog parks, get a doggy kit ready for your car. … Read More »

  • Considering Pet Insurance

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    You have insurance for your home, your car, your health… did you know that there is also insurance available for your pet? In this article, you’ll learn about some of the basics of pet insurance, helping you to decide if purchasing a plan is a good idea for you and your beloved companion. Why Get Pet Insurance? The benefit of pet insurance is the same as any other type of insurance: if something happens that … Read More »

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