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  • Affordable Health Plans for Feathered Friends

    The single most important thing you can do to keep your bird happy and healthy is to see that he or she gets regular veterinary exams. Ideally, that would be twice a year, but at the minimum your pet should be seen annually. The fact......

  • Summer Pet Safety: Beware the Barbeque!

    Some of the best things about summer are the eats and treats—barbeque, corn on the cob, fresh seasonal fruit. Go ahead and enjoy, but make sure you don’t share these goodies with your pet: Bones and barbeque: Cooked animal bones splinter and can cause choking,......

  • We Offer Advanced Diagnostics to Better Care for Your Pet!

    April 27th is World Veterinary Day, and while our veterinarians work every day to maintain the highest standard of medical care, and to ensure your pet’s life increases in length and quality, we would like to highlight the advanced diagnostics that we offer.  We announced in January that we...

  • More Parasitic Worms!

    Even though this month is technically just for heartworm, we don’t want to forget about any of the other parasites that commonly cause infections in pets, and potentially in people as well.  Other parasitic worms that can be prevented by the noted medications we recommend......

  • National Heartworm Awareness Month

    April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and we’re glad to get the chance to highlight the importance of preventing this deadly disease. Heartworms are spread through the bites of infected mosquitos, which leave larvae inside your pet. The worms grow up and live in the heart,......

  • Flea & Tick Season

    Around here, fleas and ticks don’t have an off-season—these annoying parasites thrive in warmer climates, and since it’s always warm in our area, this means that your pet should be on flea and tick preventatives all year long. It’s important to constantly stay aware of......

  • Pet Poison Prevention

    National Poison Prevention Week, which was enacted by Congress in 1961, always occurs on the third week in March. This year for 2019, it falls from March 18 to March 24th. So, what exactly is the purpose of National Poison Prevention Week? This specific week......

  • 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......

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