The bad news: Heartworm disease can be fatal to dogs and cats. The good news: You can easily protect your pet from heartworm disease. Texas ranks among the top 10 states where heartworm disease is most prevalent. Unfortunately, this means our pets are at a higher risk than those that live in more northern states. … Read moreIt Only Takes One Bite
Our pets share our homes, our kitchens, and often our beds. Unfortunately, they might also be sharing some unwanted guests – Intestinal WORMS! Texas is a hot spot for all types of parasites. Our weather provides the perfect breeding ground for a host of bugs and worms. In the Austin and surrounding communities there is … Read moreWhat is Bugging Your Pet
Canine influenza, more commonly known as “dog flu,” is a contagious viral infection that, unfortunately for you and your pups, has been showing up in greater strength in Texas. The two most virulent strains, Virus H3N8 and H3N2, are not related in any way, so here at ZippiVet, we recommend that dogs at risk should … Read moreGet the Facts Before Your Pup Gets the Dog Flu
So. We’ve got bad news and we’ve got good news. The bad news is that dog flu has been showing up in the U.S. again. The good news? We provide fast and thorough vet care so you can help your pup way before there’s an any issue, all without breaking the bank. But what if … Read moreDog Flu Symptoms to Watch For
It’s Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week! Here at ZippiVet, we don’t know what we’d do without our wonderful, amazing, indispensable Vet Techs. You couldn’t get the high quality pet care ZippiVet provides Austin without our Vet Techs. They. Are. The. Best. But even though your pets know what our Vet Techs do, do you? Here’s a … Read moreWhat Does A Vet Tech Do?
Dogs are beggars. Their big, wet, innocent eyes and supernaturally sweet demeanors make them pretty much impossible to deny. They want to hop up in bed with us? Fine, come on up. They don’t want us to leave the house? Okay, okay we won’t go out. We don’t need friends anyway. We have you, doggo! … Read moreFoods You Didn’t Know Dogs Can’t Eat
Many dog owners accept stinky breath as a matter of course. Especially if your dog is getting older, you may think that increasingly bad breath is simply a normal consequence of aging. When it comes to a dog’s dental health, there are a lot of factors at play. In addition to age, the breed of … Read moreTreats or Treatments? Do Dentastix Work?
It’s unfortunate that many people aren’t able to experience the camaraderie and companionship that comes with having a furry friend due to dog and cat allergies. For those who don’t have pet allergies and get to enjoy life with a furry friend, you can not forget about the possibility of your pet having allergies that … Read morePet Allergies: Is Your Dog Allergic To You?
Austin’s population is exploding, and so is our pet population. As we approach Austin’s sixth year as the largest No-Kill City in the nation, we are thankful for everyone that works tirelessly to help our animal friends. We also realize that without support from the community, organizations like Austin Pets Alive and Austin Animal Center … Read moreAn Adoption Success Story for a Puppy in Need
At ZippiVet, we get asked the same questions by dog owners every day. You wouldn’t believe how many times we hear, “Why does my dog…” As dog behavior experts, we’re always glad to help! Why does my dog have whiskers? Whiskers, the long, coarse hairs protruding from a dog’s muzzle, jaw and above its eyes … Read moreWhy Does My Dog…?