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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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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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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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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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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Pet Gifts During the Holidays and Year Round

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During the holiday season and our pets’ birthdays, we want to shower them with loving pet gifts that they’ll cherish and really enjoy. Since they can’t tell us what they want with words, this can be a daunting task—even more so than purchasing gifts for the rest of the family. Here at Bayside Animal Hospital, we’re sharing great pet gift ideas for those furry friends of yours. Ones that are fun but also contribute to a longer and healthier life for those furry family members you love so much.

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How To Care For Your Senior Pet—7 Tips for Senior Pet Month

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When we adopt our pets, they’re typically young, full of energy, and in need of a lot of love, care, and training. Then one day, it seems, we wake up and realize our pets really do age much faster than us, and our beloved pet has become a “senior.” We always want to keep our furry friends with us as long as possible—which is why their overall health and wellness is so important.

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