The Stages of a Dog’s Life – Best Health & Wellness for Your Pup

Taking the best care of your dog during the course of his or her life takes planning and work, and includes preventing illness. This is a top goal of ours at Bayside Animal Hospital. We’re here to help you every step of the way and to help provide your pet with the best life possible. While some breeds live longer than others on average, the stages of every dog’s life will unfold in the same way. This guide is designed to provide your dog with preventative dog care for the absolute best in lifelong dog care.

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Changes in Veterinary Medicine During COVID-19

At Bayside Animal Hospital, we have been working extra hard to make pet care easier during the pandemic, for our clients and staff. We have accomplished this while striving to book as many appointments as we can safely. We’ve also taken extra measures to ensure pets and owners are greeted with a smile, even if it’s from behind a mask.

Discover some of the additional challenges of being a local veterinary clinic or animal hospital during COVID, as well as how COVID-19 has affected veterinary medicine. We hope this will provide a better understanding of how things have changed for us during the pandemic. Our goal is to do our best to work together to protect the health of your pets, you, and our local community.

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Pet Safety at a Summer BBQ

Summer is the perfect time to get together with friends and family, soak up the sun, and enjoy the warm weather outdoors with your pets. The kids are out of school, everyone’s making memories, and truly enjoying the joys of the summer months. Pets can take part in all the fun too, but there are some extra precautions for pet owners–to make sure pets stay safe, healthy, and happy during summer festivities such as barbecues and other gatherings. Follow these pet BBQ safety tips from our team at  Bayside Animal Hospital to ensure that summer barbecues are safe and fun for every member of your household, including your beloved pets.

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5 Positive Reinforcement Pet Training Tips

Training your pets is an attribute of pet health and happiness. Positive pet discipline also provides structure and safety for your furry friend, and is a wonderful way to bond with your dog or cat. You can begin training your puppy as early as 8 weeks of age, but any pet can learn something new and benefit from training through positive reinforcement–whether they’re old or young.

At Bayside Animal Hospital, we advocate positive pet training as the healthiest, best way to shape a pet’s behavior. We hope these positive pet training tips will help you in your journey, whether you’re a new puppy parent or looking to teach your long-time companion better behavior.

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Spring Safety for Pets in Texas

Spring is here, and with warmer weather comes increased outdoor time with pets and spring pet safety risks. Here at Bayside Animal Hospital, we love helping Texas pets and their owners enjoy all of the fun this time of year has to offer, but it’s important to be aware of spring safety for your four-legged friend.

Cats and dogs can both enjoy the turn of the season, as the weather warms up. If you’re thinking of adding a new puppy or kitten to your family, now is the perfect time as spring weather offers plenty of chances to bond and play outdoors. Here are a few of our top springtime safety tips for pets in Texas from your favorite local Kemah veterinarian. 

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Keeping Pets Safe During Pet Poison Prevention Month & All Year Long

Poisoning and pet toxins are some of the leading causes of accidental pet injury and death. March is National Pet Poison Prevention Month, and our goal is to help educate pet owners and save animals’ lives. The thought of pet poisoning can be terrifying. We believe that preventative pet wellness education can provide you with the greatest ability to care for your pet and keep them safe from substances that have the potential to be harmful.

These four pet poison prevention tips will help you keep your furry friend safe all year long. In case a pet accident does occur, know that you can always contact us at Bayside Animal Hospital for emergency vet services in Kemah, Texas.

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Training Your Pet Using a Clicker & Treats

Pet training helps you bond with your pet, protect their well-being, and look after their mental health. Clicker dog training gives your pooch a constructive outlet for their energy, as well as a brain workout that can decrease undesirable pet behaviors in a gentle, loving way.

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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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