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Navigating the safety needs of your deaf dog
Caring for deaf and hard-of-hearing pets

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 do dogs consume grass?
7 reasons dogs eat your landscaping

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...

Verify Sources and Avoid Dr Google
Why You Should Ask Your Vet First

2 min read  “A pet owner once told me that she read a daily dose of fresh garlic (1 Tbsp!) in her dog’s food would prevent against fleas and ticks,” says Charlotte, a Vet Tech at Firehouse Cedar Park. “Old wives tales like these are everywhere on the internet. In...

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 Pet?
4 Ways to Bring Them Home.

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,...

How to Ensure Pet Safety When Boating and on Lakes
Safeguarding against accidents

2 min read “Phoebe, Zeus, and I love to go to local parks with creeks and rivers,” says Raquel, a Vet Tech at Firehouse Cedar Park. “We all LOVE water. They’ll swim for balls I throw into the water swim for hours!” Our team has pulled together 5 boating and lake...

Three Reasons Why Every Pet Owner Should Have Their Pet Microchipped
Make certain your pet can be found if they get lost

3 min read “My dog Mars was an occupational hazard!” says Patti, a Client Service Coordinator at Firehouse Cedar Park. “He was brought into my hospital by a good Samaritan. We scanned his back for a microchip and he had one, giving me his name, age, and owner’s...

Harmful Effects of Stress on Your Cat
What to do if your cat is stressed

4 min read   “I handle Bagheerah's stress by paying close attention to her body language,” says Elantra, a Vet Tech at Firehouse Cedar Park. “She has subtle physical changes with her ears and tail. I advocate for her, letting people know when to give her space or...

Traveling Tips for Your Cat and Dog
Tips for your jet-set pet

3 min read “My sister Kayla and her dog Zuri love to visit from Ohio,” says Elantra, a vet tech at Firehouse Cedar Park. “Their 20-hour drive from Ohio requires a stop every few hours to stretch both their legs.” Here are tips to prepare for any adventure with your...
5 Tips for Senior Cats  Easy ways to protect your best bud

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

1 min read Your pet might become persnickety! Yet, a picky eater isn’t necessarily cause for alarm.  “Something I didn’t expect is Bachan, who is 11, has increasingly become picky with food” says Alex, a CSC at Firehouse Westlake. “When it first started happening, I...

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

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...

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