Most Common Food Toxins That Cause Pet Poisoning in Richmond

by Laurel Douglass, DVM Many of our pet owners ask about potential foods that are toxic to their pets and what they should do if ever their pets consume a food that may be toxic. Here is a list of my most common foods that dogs and/or cats can be exposed...
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Doggy Bad Breath and Brushing Teeth: Info from a Richmond Pet Dentist

Written By Laurel Douglass, DVM Remember when your dog was a puppy? Remember that wonderful smell of puppy paw pads and her puppy breath? Unforgettable!   But what’s happened over the years? Why is her breath so bad? Naturally, without brushing teeth, food particles cling to teeth and develop plaque. If...
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Common Pet Hazards to Avoid this Holiday Season

Few things are worse than needing to take your pet to see an emergency vet during the holidays. After all, the Christmas season is a joyous time that is supposed to be packed with joy and happiness. Unfortunately, it is also a period that tends to be quite dangerous for our beloved companions. Because many of the things that make the season bright and merry for people are dangerous to pets, unexpected vet visits are common at this time of year. 

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Pet Wellness Care Tips from a Vet in Richmond, TX

A big part of being a loving and responsible pet parent is doing everything you can to ensure your companion’s long-term health and happiness. As a vet in Richmond, TX, Embrace Veterinary Care believes strongly in the importance of wellness care as a means of warding off disease and enabling companion animals to live the longest lives possible. We also understand that, sometimes, it’s not always easy to know what types of care pets need. Keep reading to discover a few pet wellness care tips intended to keep your dog or cat happy and healthy! 

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Preparing for an Natural Disaster When You Have Pets

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month and the team at Embrace Veterinary Care wants to focus on this important topic. Preparing for any disaster, whether manmade or natural, relies on knowing what to do in the event of any emergency. Adding a pet to the mix also adds to the complexities of sheltering in...
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Hurricane Season

It’s hurricane season again Texas, so pack your bags! Your team at Embrace Veterinary Care want you and your family to be hurricane prepared. Have a “Go Bag” ready by the door and pack at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food, water and other supplies. Don’t forget the flash lights, face masks and hand sanitizer....
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Firework Frenzy: Is Your Pet Afraid of Loud Noises?

If your pet runs for cover or shakes uncontrollably every time there is a thunderstorm, a firework display, or any big party, then your pet may suffer from noise anxiety.  Noise anxiety in pets is common with our fur friends because animals are more acutely attuned to sound. The problem with not...
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Simple, Straightforward Strategies for Summer Pet Safety

Whether it’s snoozing on a shady porch, swinging in the hammock, or, sadly (for us), digging in the garden, pets enjoy being outside as much as their people do. After all, they love to smell the smells, watch the birds and butterflies, and generally bask in the sunshine, too. In the...
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What Are the Signs of Pet Allergies?

The signs of pet allergies can be incredibly subtle and they can be mistaken for other skin disorders. Whatever the case may be, a veterinary dermatologist can help you get to the bottom of certain signs. A Wide Range At Embrace Veterinary Care we are dedicated to helping pets cope with allergies, but...
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Your Go-To Guide For Adopting a Shelter Pet 

You’ve talked to your family and you’re ready to adopt a new pet! Of course, your first thought is to check out your local shelter, and we couldn’t agree more. Shelters and rescue organizations have many loving and wonderful pets of every size, shape, and personality just waiting for their forever...
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