It Only Takes One Bite

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

What is Bugging Your Pet

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

Get the Facts Before Your Pup Gets the Dog Flu

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

Dog Flu Symptoms to Watch For

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

Foods You Didn’t Know Dogs Can’t Eat

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

Treats or Treatments? Do Dentastix Work?

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?

High Risk Or Hairball? What’s A Pet Emergency?

Your pet’s illness doesn’t observe normal business hours, and neither do we. Whether your pet needs vaccines boostered or life-saving treatment, ZippiVet is open late on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. What is Considered an Emergency for Dogs and Cats? The following conditions warrant an immediate visit. Severely injured pets may act aggressively … Read moreHigh Risk Or Hairball? What’s A Pet Emergency?

New Tricks for Owners of Old Dogs

We love our dogs, from whether they are roly-poly puppies or distinguished seniors with gray coats. As your dog gets older, they need special care and it’s extra important that you make regular veterinary visits. Here’s what you need to know to care for your senior dog.   What risks do senior dogs face? As … Read moreNew Tricks for Owners of Old Dogs

The Puppy Killer You Need To Know About: Parvo

Like little humans, puppies are vulnerable to a number of contagious diseases and viruses since their immune systems are not yet fully developed. If you’ve got a new pup or even an older dog from an animal shelter or a friend, you need to protect your new pet from the potentially deadly canine parvovirus. What … Read moreThe Puppy Killer You Need To Know About: Parvo

Hot Dogs Belong On The Grill: Heat Stroke In Dogs

As temperatures rise, pets, including dogs who love to play outdoors, are at higher risk for heat stroke. With our hot summer season ahead in Austin, play it safe, prevent heat stroke and know its signs and when to seek medical attention for your beloved pet. What is Heat Stroke and How Do Dogs Get … Read moreHot Dogs Belong On The Grill: Heat Stroke In Dogs