We wrote about the importance of annual dental check-ups and professional cleanings in our blog last year. An annual professional dental cleaning is truly the only way to keep pets’ teeth healthy. Here’s a quick refresher: -Bacteria that form on your pet’s teeth can...read more
Congratulations! We know that this is an exciting time, but also there is a lot to do and adjustments to be made to make sure your pet is happy and healthy. So, what are the immediate next steps?Dr Ashley Opyt, Medical Director at Firehouse Kyle, says "The first two...read more
The Holiday season is upon us and so is the hustle and bustle of this busy time of year. As visitors come and go, keep an eye on your pet to ensure they don't escape through an unintentionally open door. In fact, now would be a good time to get a microchip if your pet...read more
While you sit down to Thanksgiving feast in your finest stretchy pants, remember that certain kinds of human food can cause tummy upset, diarrhea, or possible food poisoning in our furry friends. It’s always best to keep your pets on their regular diet,...read more
The human vaccination debate over the last few years has led to public discussions about pet vaccines as well. So we thought we'd take some time and share the Firehouse vaccination philosophy with you. Our approach with every pet is individualized...read more
Boo! Halloween will be here soon. While you are busy celebrating, keep in mind that this spooky holiday can be an extremely scary time for your pets! The constant doorbell ringing and noise of eager trick or treaters might cause unnecessary stress to our favorite...read more
Dogs and cats sense can sense your mood. Keep your pets healthy as back to school forces our routines to change. Kids are now back at school, and new fall routines have begun. Your pets are likely feeling the change of schedules as well. Pets might feel...read more
Natural disasters like wildfires, tornadoes, and floods can catch us off guard -- even in Austin ---- if we’re not prepared. When we have pets who depend on us, it's especially important to consider a disaster preparedness plan. Quick tips before unpredictable weather...read more
The FDA released data at the end of June that links grain-free diets – and food rich in peas, lentils, soy or other legumes -- to heart issues in dogs. At Firehouse, we never recommended grain-free diets because we never saw any evidence that these diets provided a...read more
Summer is a great time to be outside, relax, and take a break from the busy year. However, loud storms and fireworks, high temperatures and time in the water can all be dangerous for pets. The good news is, with some preparation, there are many strategies that can...read more
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