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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

Why the 4th of July Is Your Pet’s Worst Nightmare

It’s a known fact that many dogs and cats cannot get into the spirit of Fourth of July, America’s Independence Day.  Common reactions pets may have to loud noises include: trembling, vocalizing (barking, howling, meowing), whimpering, panting, drooling, constantly seeking your attention (or protection) and/or attempting to run away or escape from the noise. Each … Read moreWhy the 4th of July Is Your Pet’s Worst Nightmare

As Simple As That: Using Social Media To Find A Lost Pet

From sharing recipes and craft projects, to reuniting relatives after a natural disaster, the power of social media is undeniable. But you can also employ social media to find a lost pet and bring him or her home faster.

Computers, tablets, and mobile devices have truly revolutionized our abilities to communicate daily (or hourly) with those nearby and around the globe. Using social media to engage with hundreds of individuals and organizations is a powerful tool, and in the case of a lost pet, your best and far-reaching ally. Making flyers on your copy machine for the neighborhood can still be helpful, but the days of flyers and posters are rapidly shrinking due to the speed and reach of Facebook and Twitter.

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Back To School: Navigating Loneliness And Keeping Pets Safe

In many households, the end of the school year means the beginning of a fun summer for your kids and your pets alike. The kids are thrilled to be out of school, and the pets are thrilled to have their old playmate(s) back.

But all good things must come to an end. With many families focusing on school, work, and after school activities right now, your four-legged friend will probably have a lot more free time on his or her paws. Read on to learn about back to school blues in pets and for tips on keeping a curious pet out of trouble this school year.

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The Heat Is On: Time To Protect Your Pet From Heat-Related Problems

Although Austin’s not quite as humid as, say, Houston, our lovely city still experiences toasty temperatures throughout the summer. The days can stretch endlessly towards September, with no real break from the sunny, hot days that often reach 100-degrees, or higher.

While it’s endearing to imagine your furry friend sporting a pair of Ray-ban’s in the summer sun, heatstroke dangers are all too real and deeply concern us. Veterinary hospitals see too many cases each summer to believe that all pet owners understand the risks. How can you better protect your pet from heat-related problems? We’re glad you asked! The following ZippiTips aim to keep your furry friend cool and safe all summer long.

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