Providing the Best Care for Older Pets as they Age

As pets get older, their needs change. Taking care of a senior pet in a new way can easily slip the mind as the years go by, especially if you’ve raised your beloved pet since they were only a few weeks old. While we wish our pets could live longer, it’s important to honor every day we get to spend with them. That’s why the team here at Bayside Animal Hospital is here to do everything we can to ensure that your pet lives the longest and healthiest life possible.

With the help of these older pet care tips, we’ll help you ensure that your four-legged friend is always feeling their best during their golden years. 

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What Pet Insurance Means for Your Pets and Family

Your pets are able to get pet insurance for their veterinary needs, the same way you have your health insurance to help pay for the costs of your medical treatment. Pet wellness and optimum health is more than just stopping by for annual check-ups and vaccines. It also means being prepared for any pet emergency or pet illness that might arise.

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All About Pet Therapy and Animal-Assisted Therapy

Pet therapy has a tremendous impact on people’s lives. The unconditional love and support of an animal can help people open up, heal, and make progress in areas of their lives that were once thought to be unreachable.

There are many different areas of focus when it comes to animal-assisted therapy. All of them share the core belief that animals have the ability to touch hearts and change lives. Here at Bayside Animal Hospital in Kemah, Texas, we believe that every animal can make a difference. While some pets are better-suited for placement as therapy pets than others, we value each pet individually and ensure their health is always a top priority.

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Crate Training Your New Pet and Getting them into a Routine

When a new pet first comes home with you, it’s all about love and snuggles, toys and fun. But working your new pet into your everyday routine of work, errands, and all the things you’ve got going on in your life – well, that can be a bit more tricky. Here are some tips for crate training and getting your new pet into a happy and healthy routine at home:

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Heat & Hot Weather Safety Tips for Pets

The summer heat is here and pets are just as susceptible to heatstroke and physical ailments due to the heat as we are, if not more. Here are a few tips from your friends at Bayside Animal Hospital in Kemah, Texas regarding pet heat safety and hot weather safety for pets.

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Finding and Adopting the Best Shelter Pet for You

Are you looking for a new fur baby to give a forever home? How wonderful! At any given time, you can find an overwhelming number of pets in need of good homes and families around the country. With pet shelters, humane societies, and pet rescues in most cities, there’s an abundance of cats and dogs available for adoption. A total of 6 to 8 million pets end up in shelters every year, with only around half being adopted. Here at Bayside Animal Hospital, we’re here to help you find the best shelter pet for you during your search for a new furry best friend. Check out our tips for picking out your next perfect pet:

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Microchipping Your Pet & Other Pet Emergency Prep

Most of us never anticipate emergencies, which is why it’s so important to prepare for them. Our pets are our best friends and it’s imperative that we plan to take them and their necessary emergency goods if we are forced to evacuate. Pet emergency prep should be a part of annual hurricane season preparation.

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Preparing Your New Pet for their First Vet Visit

New pets need lots of love and care, and that includes taking them for their first visit to the veterinarian. While new fur babies–especially puppies and kittens–are typically healthy, young, and seem to be “just fine,” the truth is that it’s the preventative measures and working with your local vet that ensures that your pets will live long, healthy lives at your side. Here at Bayside Animal Hospital, we truly believe that bringing your pets in for annual veterinary visits is the way to go. In order to prepare your beloved pet for their first vet visit, here are our best tips for getting your new pet ready to see us for the first time:

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Sago Palm Trees and Pets: The Toxic Plant to Look out for

Sago Palm trees are widely found across the United States, especially in warmer climates in the south. They can also be found as ornamental or decorative houseplants in homes across the country. What most pet parents don’t realize about these plants, however, is just how toxic they can be to pets.

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