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  • Bad Dental Health Bites

    February is National Pet Dental Health Month—which gives us a reason to remind you just how important good oral hygiene is for your pet. See, most pets over three have some evidence of periodontal disease, and it’s not just about bad breath: left untreated, it......

  • Stop Littering! World Spay Day is Feb. 26th

    This annual event recognizes the invaluable role spay (and neuter) procedures have had in controlling the pet population. It’s also to encourage people to have their pets sterilized, as dogs are 15 times more prolific than humans, cats 45 times more “fruitful”, and rabbits can......

  • Top 5 reasons to get PetDesk in 2019

    PetDesk makes managing your pet’s care so easy, you’ll wonder how you did without it! This year, make a commitment to get organized… starting with your pet care! If you are lagging on joining the PetDesk community, here are five reasons why you should pick......

  • Solving the Mystery With CT Scans

    Research Boulevard Pet & Bird Hospital is proud to announce that we now offer an advanced diagnostic imaging tool called CT (computed tomography) scanning. When our vets need a closer look at a part of your pet’s body such as their organs, bones, muscles or......

  • Get Fit with Your Pet

    Losing weight or getting in shape seems to be on just about every other person’s to-do list for the new year—and if it’s on yours, you may already have a great workout partner: your dog! Just like humans, overweight pets are more likely to develop......

  • Paw-liday Pet Safety

    The winter holidays are fun for us humans, but our parties, decorations, and festive foods can put our pets at risk! Here are a few tips for keeping your animal companion safe this season: Skip the tinsel if you have cats. They’re very attracted to......

  • Don’t Ignore That Lump

    It’s a scary statistic: The Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF) reports that 1 in 4 dogs and 1 in 5 cats will develop cancer. In fact, it’s the leading cause of death for dogs over the age of two. November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, created......

  • Gobble Up These Thanksgiving Pet Tips

    Another holiday season is here—which means you’ll want to start planning now for pet care during the festivities and feasting! Boarding & Travel Now is the time to make holiday boarding reservations for your pet—we still have some spots available but they’re going fast! RBPBH......

  • Fall Dental Special

    It’s truly scary what can happen if your pet doesn’t get routine dental care. That’s why we’re not waiting until National Pet Dental Health Month in February to encourage you to take care of your pet’s teeth. You may not notice it until your pet’s......

  • Halloween Pet Safety Tips

    Halloween’s a fun and tasty holiday for us—but not so much for pets. Here’s a few tips to keep your animal friends safe and serene while we celebrate: Keep candy and other treats out of paw’s reach! Chocolate and the sweetener xylitol—often found in gum......

  • Wellness Care

    Puppy and kitten exams and vaccines will be covered in another section. The single most important reason for bringing your pet to see us is for a wellness examination. We need to see your pet every 6 months to evaluate him/her for early signs of......

  • Got A Scaredy Cat? We Can Help!

    Indoor or outdoor, cats need regular wellness exams, but statistics show that pet owners tend to take cats to the vet about half as often as dogs. The #1 reason? Pet owners say their cats hate the vet—and they often put up quite a fight.......

  • Our Vets Are Out for Blood!

    It can be frightening to see your pet get older. The fact is, our animal companions age much faster than we do, so illness and disease progress faster as well. But there is something that may ward off those terrifying conditions: senior exams and blood......

  • World Rabies Day

    September 28th is World Rabies Day, which we observe to highlight awareness of this disease and to talk about how important it is to get your pet vaccinated. Rabies is an RNA virus of the rhabdovirus family and is a viral infection that is spread......

  • Pet Insurance Options

    We have insurance for ourselves, our cars and our homes, but what about for our beloved pets? They are an important part of your family and a member of your pack—if disasters occur, having your companion animal taken care of with pet insurance provides peace......

  • Animal Pain Awareness Month

    Your dog, cat, bird or other pet may be a different species, but we all process and feel pain in much the same way. That’s why the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management has selected September as Animal Pain Awareness Month. In cooperation with veterinary......

  • Clear Your Cat’s Busy Schedule for August 22nd!

    According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, 83% of cats visit the vet at least once in their first year with their owners. However, over half of them never return to the vet in subsequent years. Although there is a commonly believed myth that......

  • Take Your Best Shot

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month, created to remind people how important it is to keep their vaccinations up to date. But that advice isn’t just for humans—it’s vital for pets as well. Vaccinating your pet is a relatively inexpensive but hugely important way to......

  • Welcome Dr. Schoellmann

    We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Crystal Schoellmann to the Research Boulevard Pet & Bird Hospital team! Dr. Schoellmann is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin and received her DVM from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. While at UT......

  • Preparing for Emergencies with Pets

    Emergencies can happen any time of year, and it’s a good idea to make sure your family—including your pets—have what they need should a disaster occur. Here are a few tips to get you started: Get your pet microchipped. Microchips give your pet a much better......

  • High Temps and Hot Pets

    No doubt about it, this has already been a sizzler of a summer in Texas. It’s important to remember that as hot as it is for us, it’s even hotter for our pets. Animals often struggle to keep cool because they don’t process heat as......

  • Prepare Your Pets For Fireworks

    Summer is here and that means fireworks and thunderstorms! While you may enjoy a good rumble of thunder or a festive fireworks celebration, the racket can be downright terrifying for your animal companion. If your pet trembles, whines, drools, or clings to you when there......

  • Refer a Friend and Save!

    Did you know that we have a referral program? Talk about a win-win: when you refer a new client to us, we’ll give them half off their pet’s first exam—and give you a $20 credit on your account! Ask for a few referral cards when you come in......

  • Safe Fun in the Summertime

    Summer means getting outdoors, getting on the road, and getting your barbeque on—but there are also risks for your pet. Here are some tips to make sure you and your furry friend have the best summer ever! • Never leave your pet in a car,......

  • Heartworm Awareness Month

    Heartworm is a nasty disease affecting our pets, and mosquitoes transmit it from pet to pet. It is especially bad in our area and, as the name suggests, heartworms live in the heart, and can also thrive in the lungs and blood vessels. Because they constrict......

  • Spring Pet Allergies

    While you may already be perfectly aware of your own allergies, make sure you consider your pet’s reactions to the environment as well. Grass, dust and other environmental allergens are significantly more present this upcoming time of year, and our pets can be affected by......

  • Pets Gone Wild! Spring Break Travel Tips

    Hitting the road with a furry friend this spring or summer? Make sure you plan ahead so both of you have a stress-free trip! As soon as you know when and where you’ll be traveling, schedule a visit with us to check that your pet’s......

  • Protect Your Pet’s Heart This Month

    That’s right—even in winter, heartworm is a dangerous problem for both dogs and cats. According to the American Heartworm Society, the incidence of heartworm across the country is up, and Texas remains one of the states with a higher than an average number of reported cases.......

  • The Importance of Consistent Flea and Tick Preventative

    It’s always important to monitor fleas and ticks year-round. These freeloading pests especially thrive in warmer weather—our climate doesn’t get cold enough to kill their eggs, and since only five percent of fleas are adults, eradicating their eggs is extremely vital. Preventive medications ar...

  • Winter Holiday Safety

    The winter holidays are fun for us humans, but our parties, decorations, and festive foods can put our pets at risk! Here are a few tips for keeping your animal companion safe this season: Skip the tinsel if you have cats. They’re very attracted to......

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