1885 meets 2030: 145 years and one cult classic movie later, rabies still the unifier

“He had been struck by something, possibly destiny, or fate, or only a degenerative nerve disease called rabies…”  -Stephen King, Cujo, 1981 King, Stephen. Cujo. Portland, Maine, Viking Press, September 8, 1981. For many of us horror movie aficionados, when we think of rabid animals, one dog comes to mind; Cujo. For those less versed …

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September 2020 is National Suicide Prevention Month; Do pets play a role in prevention?

At the end of a long day, coming home to a wagging tail or a purring kitty can turn a bad day into a manageable one. As pet owners, we have all had those moments where our furry companions are more than dogs or cats; they are our confidants, our therapists, and undoubtedly our biggest …

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An Exciting New Addition to Family Pet Hospital

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Welcome Dr. Rebecca Cross Family Pet Hospital is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Rebecca Cross to the medical staff. A graduate of Texas A&M, Dr. Cross brings nearly fifteen years of experience to Family Pet Hospital. Sharing a passion for emergency medicine and surgery, Dr. Cross and Dr. Abernathy met at an emergency …

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Obesity in Pets – Causes & Treatment

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Did you know that according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), 56% of dogs and 60% of cats are clinically overweight? This means that these pets have a body condition score of 6 or higher (where 6-7 is overweight and 8-9 is obese). Moreover, the number of overweight pets is on the rise …

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Our Animal Hospital takes a PAWS-itive Approach to Lowering Stress for Pets and Owners

Taking a dog or cat to the vet is typically accompanied by some sort of distressing sign.  Whether it’s panting, pacing, hiding, vomiting, scratching, slobbering, whining, or howling, the experience sends some animals into a downright fit.  The stress continues when they arrive for their veterinary appointment:  Dragging your dog through the door or wrestling …

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