Tips for Training Your Pet in the New Year

Pet training is more than just a matter of getting your dog or cat to listen to you. Here at Bayside Animal Hospital, we help owners come up with personalized plans for their pet’s total mind and body wellness. This means learning how to connect with your pet through training in a way that’s both rewarding and fun.

In honor of National Train Your Dog Month, we’ve put together a list of pet training tips to make your pet training sessions both easy and fun.

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Pets as Gifts: The Reality of Pet Ownership

Pets make fantastic companions and best friends. Many people, out of the goodness of their hearts, believe pets will also make great holiday gifts for the ones they love. Whether you’re considering a pet for a Christmas gift, birthday present, or any other holiday, our team here at Bayside Animal Hospital is here to provide you with all considerations before adopting a pet as a gift for someone else. 

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Coping with the Death or Loss of a Pet

Losing a pet is one of the most challenging parts of being a pet owner. Research has confirmed that the death of a pet can and will affect us just as much as the death of a human. Our animal companions are more than just members of the family, they are a part of us and our everyday lives. Losing a pet is not only like losing a best friend, but also feels much like losing a part of ourselves.

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Top Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe this Holiday Season

Another year has gone by and it’s nearly the holiday season! With so much rushing, hustle, and bustle this time of year, pet injuries and emergencies are more likely to happen by total accident. At Bayside Animal Hospital, we want to help you ensure your pet is well cared for and able to partake in safe celebrations right by your side.

The following pet holiday safety tips will help you enjoy all the festivities without putting your pet at risk. If you ever find yourself in need of urgent pet care, we offer emergency veterinary services year-round during our regular business hours. 24-7 veterinarians are available via the Airvet app for non-life-threatening pet emergencies. 

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Pet for Autumn

As locals here in Kemah, Texas, we are fortunate to enjoy warm weather throughout autumn with our pets. The season’s turn still marks a vital reminder to revisit our pets’ health and preventive care. At Bayside Animal Hospital, we believe that pet wellness is a way of life for owners and their four-legged friends. Our veterinary services ensure that you have access to everything your pet needs to stay happy and healthy, no matter the season. As you get ready to carve pumpkins and plan Thanksgiving dinner, here are some fall pet health and wellness tips to keep in mind.

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5 Ways to Prevent Lost Pets

Every year, more than 10 million cats and dogs become lost in the United States. One of the most devastating things a pet owner can experience is watching their cat or dog run away, or making the mistake of looking away for a few minutes, only to realize they’ve vanished. At Bayside Animal Hospital, we’re strong advocates of preventative care as part of your pet’s total health and wellness program. Preventing lost pets is an additional way to reduce accidents, injuries, and heartbreak. These lost pet prevention tips will help you keep your dog or cat safe at home with you,  where they belong.

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A Pet Owner’s Timeline for Hurricane Preparation

During hurricane season in Texas, your primary focus is protecting yourself and your family, and that includes your pets. Natural disasters can strike at any time, which is why hurricane prep should happen when the skies are still clear. Having your own hurricane preparedness kit will ensure that you and your loved ones have everything you need in case the power goes out or you need to evacuate. But do you know what you’ll do with your pet?

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4 Tips for Pet Safety this Fourth of July

Annual Fourth of July fireworks and barbeques are a beloved tradition in our community, but the holiday can be tremendously stressful for pets. Even with many public displays canceled this year due to COVID-19, pets are prone to being startled and running through any exit due to the loud bangs and popping noises from fireworks. Independence Day celebrations are fun for humans, but it’s best if pets are safe at home and kept under the watchful eye of pet parents and guests. These simple Fourth of July pet safety tips will help you keep your cat or dog safe this Independence Day.

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The Absolute Best Pet Care when Bringing a New Pet Home

New pets are incredible additions to the family, and here at Bayside Animal Hospital, we want to help you provide your new cat or dog with the best care as you begin your life together. Caring for a new kitten or puppy’s health requires collaboration with a veterinarian you can trust, as they become your point of contact for all of your pet’s health and wellness needs. At Bayside Animal Hospital, we offer everything from routine wellness exams to emergency services, pet dental, and more. As you embark on a new journey with your pet, please use this short guide to cover all the bases when creating your new cat or dog’s healthcare plan.

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5 Reasons to Order Pet Products Online from Your Vet

Buying pet products online is a convenient way to look after your pet’s health from the comfort of your own home. Many veterinarians have their own pet shops online, where they offer a variety of products from vet-approved distributors. Bayside Animal Hospital’s online pet supply store features everything you need to care for your four-legged friends. From pet medications to dental treatments, pet skincare products, supplements, food, and yummy, nutritious treats! Here are five benefits you can expect from choosing to shop online from your veterinarian–hopefully, that’s us!

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