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Blood Sugar Problems in Pets
Our fur babies can get diabetes, too

7.5 min read   Luna's unusual lethargy and unquenchable thirst worried her parents. Our team confirmed diabetes. We helped Luna’s family move her onto a controlled diet and insulin regimen. Her playful spirit has returned at home and when she visits Firehouse Leander....

Ensuring the safety of your deaf dog
Safety guidelines for pet owners with deaf or hard-of-hearing animals

Franklin’s family realized he was hard of hearing soon after they adopted him. “We learned he might have hearing issues when he was just a puppy,” says Katie, Franklin’s mom.

Why does my dog eat grass?
The top 7 explanations you need

3 min read Milo is a 6-month-old mini Bernadoodle who really likes to chew on grass in his mom’s lawn. “I think Milo eats grass for...

When should you spay or neuter your kitten?
Research shows cats stay healthiest when procedure is completed by 5 months

We first reported new recommendations for spaying and neutering cats by 5 months in January 2021. We continue to support these guidelines from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).   Research shows the...

Pet Health Questions? Don’t Jump to Dr Google.
Always Ask Your Vet's Advice

2 min read  We hear this all the time: garlic can help prevent ticks. This isn’t true, but Google search keeps pulling up the article and spewing bad advice. Have you ever looked up advice online? Many pet owners turn to the internet for help when it comes to their...

A 2023 Guide: Vaccinations for Cats and Dogs
Our careful, common sense approach. Customized for your pet.

3.5 minute read Firehouse customizes immunization plans for each pet. We’ll chat at your pet’s yearly check-up. Then, we recommend only the vaccines your pet needs based on your lifestyle and environment. Our advice is conservative and based on common sense. Vaccines...

Missing Furry Friend? Reunite in Just 4 Easy Steps
Locate Your Missing Feline or Canine Companion with These Handy Tips

2 min read  More pets go missing during July 4th fireworks celebrations than at any other time of the year. The loud bangs and pops scare both dogs and cats.   We’ve written tips to help pets feel safe and secure during Independence Day festivities.  In this blog,...

Three Reasons Why a Pet Owner Should Microchip Their Pet
Ensure that your pet can be found

3 min read “My family was devastated when we lost our dog, Chance, in Los Angeles,” says Brie Brehm, our partner at Texas Humane Heroes. “We were 2 hours away from home. Chance jumped from our car and ran onto a busy freeway. It was terrifying, to say the least! "We...

Is Your Cat Stressed Out? 3 Signs of a Seriously Anxious Cat
Call your vet if your cat does these things

4 min read   “Not all babies and cats get along so well,” says Dr Adriana Mendoza, Medical Director at Firehouse Leander. “But these two have been best friends from the start. Tate, a Texas Humane Heroes rescue, is older and calmer. A new baby didn’t give him anxiety....

Vacationing with Your Cat or Dog in 2023
Travel tips for your pet

3 min read  “Scamp is a model citizen when we go camping,” says Deanna, a vet tech at Firehouse Leander. “He sleeps in the tent without any issues.” Here are tips to prepare for any adventure with your cat and dog. #1: 3-6 months before travel Follow booking...
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