Feline Confidential—How Your Cat Really Feels

Hey, it’s me—your cat. We need to talk. Although I appreciate the safety and security of living only indoors, I’m rather unfulfilled. And, while I know you might think that’s laughable—after all, I’m only a cat—you should know two things: Feline stress can lead to chronic health and behavior problems, including urinary disorders, anxiety, and [...]

Pet Safety Do’s and Don’ts For Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is here, and you should ensure your preparedness plan includes your pet, so you can keep them safe if disaster strikes. Prepare for your pet’s safety now, so you will be ready to act quickly when a hurricane is on the horizon. Follow our Driftwood Animal Hospital team’s do’s and don’ts to ensure [...]

Regular Wellness Screenings—A Necessity at Every Life Stage

Regular wellness screenings for pets are recommended every six to 12 months, and are important at every life stage to prevent certain conditions and detect issues early when they are easier to treat and manage. Our team at Driftwood Animal Hospital wants to explain why these visits are so important to your pet’s health and [...]

July Fourth: A Pet’s Perspective

July Fourth celebrations bring you good times and great eats, but your pets may struggle with noise aversion, food dangers, overheating, and other hazards. To help your furry pal make the most of an Independence Day celebration, our Driftwood Animal Hospital team shares  a conversation between Willow and Nugget,* who are discussing staying out of [...]

5 Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe While Traveling

Most people have stayed close to home for the past couple of years, but now the world is opening up again, travel is ramping up rapidly. Traveling can be an amazing experience—seeing new places, meeting new people, trying new cuisine—but also can be stressful. Planning, packing, and getting from point A to point B can [...]

FAQs About Heartworm Disease in Pets

Mosquitoes are more than a nuisance for pets. They can transmit heartworms, and although this disease is preventable, many pets are affected every year, resulting in life-threatening consequences. Our team at Driftwood Animal Hospital wants to highlight the importance of protecting your pet from these parasites by answering some frequently asked questions about heartworm disease [...]

5 Life-Changing Benefits of Socializing Your Puppy

Socialization is a broad term that many people believe relates to exposing your puppy only to other dogs when, in fact, socialization pertains to every novel stimulus your pup encounters. So, when you vacuum the living room while your pooch lounges on the couch, slurping on their peanut butter-stuffed Kong, that is socialization. And, when [...]

Scratching Beyond the Surface—Alternatives to Declawing Your Cat

Scratching is a natural feline marking behavior to communicate territorial boundaries, but what happens when your cat is laying claim—and claw—to your personal belongings or decor? First, don’t get angry—cats don’t scratch out of spite or revenge. Second, know your options—declawing is not the only way to curb destructive feline scratching. Rather than jumping to [...]

5 Reasons Why Seeing Your Veterinarian Takes So Long

“Ugh,” you think to yourself, “it’s taking forever for my pet to get their nails trimmed! Why can’t my veterinarian see my pet today?” You may think that something as simple as a nail trim should be easy to slip into a veterinary practice’s schedule. But the truth is, veterinary teams are so overwhelmed, a [...]

Parasites Benefit When You Don’t Protect Your Pet Year-Round

As temperatures drop, you may think you can suspend your pet’s parasite prevention medications, but protecting your pet from external and internal parasites is a year-round commitment. Our team at Driftwood Animal Hospital explains why your pet needs a continuous parasite prevention protocol. Fleas benefit when you don’t provide year-round protection for your pet Fleas [...]

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