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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What Does A Vet Tech Do?

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pet Allergies: Is Your Dog Allergic To You?

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 [...]

An Adoption Success Story for a Puppy in Need

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 [...]

Why Does My Dog…?

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, [...]

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