Coming Soon: National Pet Dental Health Month February 2016

February 2016 is fast approaching, and once again Southside Animal Hospital will be participating in efforts to promote good dental health in our companion animal patients. Please see the blog post from February 2015 that contains information on dental disease in your pet. The Texas Veterinary Medical Association’s website www.TexVetPets.org also has information on basic […]

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month – Is Your Pet Protected?

Have you ever heard of heartworms? Are you thinking, really, a worm that lives in the heart? Well, it’s true – and they do exist. And, unfortunately, we have heartworm infection in both dogs and cats here in San Angelo and the Concho Valley. Despite the recent drought, there are still multiple larger local bodies […]

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

In an effort to promote good care for your cat or dog’s mouth, February has been designated as National Pet Dental Health Month. We at Southside Animal Hospital are proud to participate in this national effort to improve the oral health of your beloved furry family member. Did you know that dental disease is one […]

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Holiday Pet Safety Tips

7 things you can do to make the holidays safer for your pet Southside Animal Hospital is committed to helping you keep your pets safe during the holiday season. In conjunction with the AVMA, Southside recommends the following things to avoid mishaps during the holidays. Keep people food out of the reach of your pet […]

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Trick-or-Woof: Pet Halloween Safety Tips

As Halloween, one of the most candy-centered of the fall holidays, approaches, we wanted to give you some tips to help keep your pets safe.   Tip #1: Keep dogs and cats that may like to “escape” away from doors that will be opening and closing frequently. Confine your pets to areas of your house […]

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Pet Obesity Awareness

Did you know that 54% of dogs and cats in the United States are considered overweight or obese? That’s 43 million dogs and 50 million cats! Or that one large Milkbone dog treat has almost as many calories as ½ cup of vanilla ice cream? Obesity in our pet population is becoming an epidemic. As […]

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Arthritis…the “Silent Disease”

Mama Cat is a lovely, set in her ways 18 year-old gray and white kitty who used to roam 20 acres. She would go out daily on the lookout for bugs, lizards and, maybe if she was lucky, a mouse or two for some dessert. Over the last several years her trips outside have become […]