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Firehouse is committed to keeping your pet happy and healthy while preventing disease.

Does your pet have back-to-school jitters?
Help your pet get back to our regularly scheduled program.

Chloe started hiding shoes around the house. That’s when her pet parents knew something was up.Saying hello to fall includes a shift in routinesStructured schedules, commitments, and fresh classmates become the new normal.Believe it or not, pets pick up on their...

6 Signs Your Pet Has Allergies
Dogs suffer more often than cats

2 min read 14-year-old Bogey had seasonal allergies all his life. His chronic inflammation caused his skin to itch day and night. This poor guy was suffering so much, he didn’t want to be held or touched.  Bogey’s mom had tried all the medications. She was at her wits...

Pet Allergies Happen All Year Long
Know the triggers to prevent suffering

1 min read Allergens are small particles that our bodies might react to. Allergens enter a pet’s body through their skin, ears, and nose. Dogs can suffer from allergies all year long. Year-round triggers include: -Environmental elements: grass, cedar, mold, pollen....

Protect Your Pup From Heat Exhaustion
Keep your cool pet from turning into a hot dog this summer

1.5 min read Active pets can overheat in the sun. You can enjoy summer and protect your pet from the dangers of heatstroke. “One...

Head off a heat emergency
If your pet has heatstroke, stay cool and take these steps

1.5 min read Watch your pet for signs of overheating when outdoors. If you notice them staggering, becoming weak, or collapsing, contact us...

Our Careful and Common Sense Approach to Vaccines
We Customize the Plan for Your Dog and Cat

3.5 minute read Firehouse customizes vaccine 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 are...

5 Tips for Senior Cats
Easy ways to protect your best bud

1 min read   Cayli never imagined her cat would end up with just one tooth. Cayli, a vet tech at Firehouse Leander, wishes she knew the importance of dental care when Midnight was young.  “It wasn’t something I ever really thought about,” says Cayli. Midnight has had...

5 ways to nurture your senior pet
Make the most of your companion’s golden years

3 min read Senior pets can be as cute as their kitten counterparts. One of Dr Adriana Mendoza’s senior cats, named Sadie, “used to do the cutest little chirps in between her purrs,” says Dr Mendoza. “She was a domestic shorthair with beautiful eyes. She lived to be 14...

Ticks are Little. They Spread Big Diseases
Protect your cat and dog with preventive medicine

2.5 min read “We recently saw a dog who had a tick deep inside the ear canal. It seemed like the pup had an ear infection,” says Dr Adriana Mendoza. “A dose of Bravecto helped the tick crawl out on its own. It’s actually pretty common to find ticks inside the ears.”...

My pet ate poison. Now what?
The 5 things to do next

1 min read If you suspect your pet has eaten something they shouldn’t have eaten, don’t panic. Many pets eat toxins. We won’t judge you over the item or substance. Life happens. We’re here to help. Step 1: Find the packaging. It helps to have the product packaging so...
Nourish Your Pet with the Best Diet

Nourish Your Pet with the Best Diet

You are what you eat! The saying is true for pets, too. Good nutrition is the single most important thing you can do to help your pet live a happy, healthy, and long life. That’s why we ask what you feed your pet at every visit. What is the best diet for an overweight...

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Firehouse Makes An Impact Through Giving

Firehouse Makes An Impact Through Giving

Dr Justin Nelson at Firehouse Belterra (pre-COVID) helping a pet from WAG Shelter.Our charitable giving and community involvement reflect a deeply rooted commitment to lifelong wellness for animals that extends beyond the walls of our hospitals. When we launched...

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