Do I need an
appointment for my pet to see a veterinarian?
We see patients by
appointment. Walk-in appointments are welcome, but
kindly asked to wait until a time becomes available.
Emergencies take priority, but a call ahead of time
is appreciated to ensure we are equipped to
manage your pets needs immediately on arrival.
Is it necessary to
bring my dog and/or cat in for a yearly
comprehensive pet exam?
Comprehensive examinations are
recommended AT LEAST annually to check for health
issues that may not be apparent to owners. During a
comprehensive examination the veterinarian will
examine your pet's eyes, ears, skin and hair coat,
listen to their heart, and discuss any concerns you
prevention and flea prevention need to be given
Yes! Mosquito's and fleas are
both present year-round across the United States,
but especially in the Houston, Texas region where
temperatures remain warm for much of the year.
Heartworm incidences in this region are still very
high, making year-round heartworm prevention
What dog and cat food
brands do you recommend?
There are many great brands out there. It is recommended that
are fed premium diets. There are so many natural and
whole foods on the market with no animal bi-products and
100% meat and vegetables; you can check out reviews
and recalls at
Dog Food Advisors. Occasionally, prescription
diets are recommended based on a pet's specific
needs. Our Veterinarians will make these
recommendations when appropriate.
When do I switch from
puppy/kitten food to adult food?
Switching a puppy or kitten to adult food too early
can cause obesity and gastro-intestinal issues. We
recommend switching to adult dog or cat food between
Where do I take my
pet in case of emergency?
If there is an emergency during business hours,
simply call our our office ahead of time so we
know what to expect and bring your pet in. If there
is an emergency after hours, please take your pet to
your nearest 24-hour Emergency Clinic.
How often do I need
to bathe my dog?
If no skin condition is present, you can bathe your
dog every 4-6 weeks.
We just found a stray
pet. What should we do?
Check the pet for collar/tags. If none present, feel
free to drop by our offices to check the pet for a
microchip. If no microchip is present, it is
recommended that the pet be kept safe while you look
for signs in the area where found, and post on
neighborhood Facebook pages and the Nextdoor app in
When do you need
fecal samples, and why?
It is recommended that a fecal sample be
provided at annual/wellness visits, new puppy/kitten
exams, and when GI symptoms are present. Only
tapeworms and roundworms are visible to the naked
eye. On some occasion’s diarrhea, vomiting, and
weight loss are symptoms of intestinal worms but
many intestinal parasites go undetected without
running intestinal parasite tests. Some intestinal
parasites are zoonotic, meaning they are
transmittable to humans making routine intestinal
parasite testing important to the health of pets AND
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