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Dogs and Dismembered Teddy Bears

If your dog swallows a part of one of these, definitely bring him in to see us. Dr. Savita Wadhwani, owner and vet at Wells Branch Pet and Bird Clinic, talks about a recent unusual operation involving a dog…and a teddy bear: There was a dog that the owner brought in and [...]

What to Do With Your New Puppy or Kitten

Special delivery…next stop, Wells Branch or South Branch Pet and Bird Clinic When a person gets a puppy or a kitten, or a new dog or a new cat, there are lots of things that they should do. They should know how to feed it, how to take care of it, just [...]

Parrot Owners and Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD)

If you own a parrot or related avian species, for example, a parakeet or lovebird, then you need to know about psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD).  It’s one of the deadliest diseases your avian pal can contract and for which no known cure exists. PBFD causes fatal infections in young birds, though older [...]

“Lovebird” Care Tips

At Pet and Bird Clinics of Austin, we love Lovebirds! Lovebirds are small parrots: specifically, the kind that don’t talk. Their subtle peach-tinted faces and dramatic plumage can make them quite beautiful. With the right care and feeding, they can also be excellent animal companions. According to the website Inside Toronto, the breed [...]

Why Your Cat is Avoiding the Litter Box

You’ve just noticed recently that your feline pal is urinating everywhere but the litter box. This is very unusual because Kitty has always  been very good about peeing exactly where he or she is supposed to. What could be the problem? The first thing you should know is that your cat may have a [...]

Why Fiber is Good for Your Dog or Cat

You already know that fiber is important to humans because it helps maintain a healthy digestive tract. The same holds true for dogs and cats. They also need fiber in their diets to help keep their own digestive systems in good working order. Fiber comes in two varieties: soluble and insoluble. The former helps [...]

Tips to Keeping your Pets Teeth Clean and Healthy

Don't forget to floss! Clean your pets teeth regularly. There are special toothbrushes and toothpaste that are made for both cats and dogs. Regular tooth-brushing will help to keep your pets teeth and gums clean and bacteria free. You can buy special toothbrushes of varying sizes for your cat or dog or [...]

Cats and Catnip Euphoria

If you are a cat owner, then you probably already know that catnip can cause a normally self-contained feline to temporarily lose control. The cat will rub against the catnip, roll over it, kick at it and experience an intense euphoria for several minutes. Then Kitty will lose interest and walk away. Catnip – [...]

Your Pet and Stress

Too much stress? You know all about how stress can undermine your health. But did you know that stress also impacts the well-being of animals and especially cats and dogs? If your animal pal seems lethargic or sickly or appears to be acting out, there’s a good chance–once your vet rules out [...]

Website Service Finds Your Lost Pet

There is now a service that operates nationwide to help you find your lost pet via the Internet. Of course, this had to happen and its about time. We all know about amber alerts that are put out by police departments and social service agencies to find lost or missing children. Well, there is [...]

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