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Dogs


Expecting a Baby? What You Need to Know If You Have a Dog

For many expectant parents, their first baby was a fur baby. Your dog has gotten used to having all of Mom's and Dad’s attention, and a shift in that attention can mean stress for everyone. Even before the human baby arrives, your dog will sense change is coming, from the physical changes to Mom to changes around the house such as new furniture and strange new baby paraphernalia. Your pup can even sense the excitement and nervousness you may be feeling. The key to having your dog welcome the baby as its new best friend is in the preparation.


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How to Brush Your Dog's Teeth

Establishing an at-home dental care routine is an important part of your dog’s overall health. You would never think to go days without brushing your own teeth, and it’s no different for your pets. Here at Central Texas Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital we recommend brushing your dog’s teeth daily, but a great goal is at least three times a week.


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Large-Breed Puppies

Is your fur baby destined to turn into a fur giant? If you own a large-breed puppy, they may be a lap dog now, but before you know it, they’ll be way too big for cuddles on the couch. Of course, your colossal canine will still be just as lovable, but you’ll need to know a few things about taking care of a large-breed puppy.


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How to Pill a Pet if Your Pet is Being a Pill

Humor in the title aside, it can be very frustrating to get your dog to take their medicine, and if your pooch is on daily medication, it can be a tough pill to swallow—for both of you!

Some pills just have a bitter flavor, and while some dogs may live in ignorant bliss if you hide the pill in canned food, it’s a common sight to see the pill remain in the dish long after the last morsel is gone. So what can you do to help the medicine go down?


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10 Smart Reasons for Keeping Your Dog on a Leash

Does your dog practically do cartwheels when you pick up the leash? If so, you may have taught them well to be excited about fitness! January is National Walk Your Pet Month, and while there have been movements to have “leash-free” communities, there are good reasons to keep your pet leashed in public places, no matter how well-behaved your dog is.


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Ultrasound for Dogs and Cats: What Pet Owners Want to Know

When your pet has been scheduled for an ultrasound examination, we understand that it’s helpful if you know what to expect. Just like with people, the purpose of this procedure is to aid in making a proper diagnosis of a disease-causing illness or other conditions. Ultrasound can give your dog or cat’s veterinarian so much information about what is happening on the inside - in real-time. But what are we looking for, how should you prepare your pet, and what will the results tell us?

Let’s look at some frequently asked questions about pet ultrasound.


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National Dress Up Your Pet Day

What are you doing this January 14th? The answer is, being fabulous with your pet, of course! January 14th is National Dress Up Your Pet Day – a special day created by celebrity pet lifestyle expert Colleen Paige in 2009. On this fashion-forward day, pet owners are encouraged to take time to have fun with their dogs, cats, and other animal friends, by dressing them up in cute AND safe pet costumes and outfits.


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Awesome Phone Apps for Pet Owners

Taking care of a pet is a big responsibility – one that can get complicated sometimes. When it comes to keeping track of your pet’s health records, vet information, vaccinations, etc., how many times have you found yourself thinking, “I wish I had an app for that!”? Well, it turns out there are tons of phone apps now available for dog and cat owners. Here are some of the most useful apps we’ve found for keeping track of your pet, training your pet, learning about your pet, and much more!


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