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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 [...]

It’s Always Sunny In Austin

Summer may be over on the calendar, but we've got plenty of high mercury days remaining in Austin. As Austin temperatures remain high until well into the school year, remember to keep your dog safe from common seasonal issues. Here are four to watch out for. Heat Stroke Just like [...]

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 [...]

Life Number Nine: Caring for Senior Cats

Old friends are the best friends, so the saying goes. Senior cats are wonderful pets and there are many things you can do to keep them healthy and happy later in life. We recommend following these guidelines to keep your senior cat feeling like a kitten. What qualifies as a [...]

Those Anxious Felines: Reducing Stress in Your Cat

Cats can be anxious and nervous pets. Separation or changes to daily routines and family life can put a lot of stress on your cat, and this stress can manifest in some destructive, annoying behaviors. Eliminating the cause of the stress and helping your cat handle the situation are the [...]

Keep Your Kids Worm Free

Dogs and cats may become infected with an internal or external parasite at some point in their lifetime. These parasites can cause everything from simple irritation to life-threatening conditions if they are left untreated. What’s more, some pet parasites can be transferred to you or your children. At ZippiVet, we’re [...]

Stop Killing Animals, Spay & Neuter Your Pets

Why spay and neuter pets? Spaying or neutering your pet is the right thing to do. There are both medical and behavioral benefits to spaying (female pets) and neutering (male pets). Spaying and neutering has a number of benefits for your pet and our city:      Having a large litter [...]

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 [...]

Free Ways To Save Your Furniture From Cats

It’s a known fact that cats are natural hunters and like to be active. Cats typically do not run or fetch as much as dogs, but a busy cat is a happy cat. Bored cats can get into your stuff, scratch up your furniture and just generally cause a big [...]

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 [...]

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