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. 


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. 


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.


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:


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.


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: