The Dangers of Lyme Disease And How To Protect Your Pet

Lyme disease has made national news in recent years, and for good reason. This debilitating disease affects pets as well as humans and can cause joint pain, fatigue, and other painful complications. What’s more, it’s tough to diagnose. 

The CDC estimates that over 300,000 people contract Lyme disease every year in the US and with warm weather and tick season continuing well into the autumn (and even our mild Texas winters), now is a great time to learn about how it is contracted, how to recognize it, and most importantly, how to prevent it from striking your pet or your family.

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Oooohh My Heart: Heartworm Disease in Pets

Even with our mild Texas winters, we can feel the spring fever blooming all over Austin. People are out and about, pets are enjoying the warm sunshine, and everyone is ready for play and fun. But one of the things that no one finds fun is the sudden explosion of mosquitoes!

Annoying for us, mosquitoes carry a parasite that can cause serious and even deadly disease for our pets. Heartworm disease may be something you’ve heard of, but may not know much about. Brodie Animal Hospital explains, here.

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The Importance of Preventive Care for Cats

If you own a cat (or they own you), you know how fiercely independent they can be. Indeed, their curiosity and independence are some of the characteristics we love best about them. But behind their unique personalities lies an important secret: it can be sometimes hard to know if your cat is healthy or not.

Although it may seem as if our cats can and do take care of themselves, in reality, cats need our attention and care in order to thrive. Never is the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” more true than when considering preventive care for our pets. Preventing disease is not only easier on your cat, it is also easier on your wallet than treatment.

Here, Brodie Animal Hospital takes a look at the importance of preventive care for cats.

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Pet Wellness: The Key to Longevity

pet wellnessYour pet is a member of your family, and you strive to give them everything they need to be happy and healthy. Although we do our best to provide for our furry loved ones, the hustle and bustle of daily life can make it easy to put pet wellness on the back burner.

At Brodie Animal Hospital, we believe in taking a proactive approach to pet care. Learn how keeping an eye on pet wellness can help your pet live a longer, healthier, and sweeter life!

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