Preventive Care Helps Your Senior Pet Age Well

You may have heard that one year in a dog or cat’s life is equivalent to seven years for a human. That isn’t quite accurate. According to the American Veterinary Association, the aging formula for companion animals goes more like this: Fifteen human years by the end...

July is Preventive Care Exam Awareness Month

If you only visit Lindale Pet Hospital when your pet is injured or sick, you’re missing the opportunity to get a complete picture of her health. The preventive care exam allows Dr. Koten to detect potential health issues and begin monitoring or treating them right...

Preventing and Treating Hot Spots on Your Dog or Cat

Acute moist dermatitis, more commonly known as hot spots, occurs due to a bacterial infection on your pet’s skin. Your dog or cat will naturally bite, chew, lick or scratch his skin in response to an irritant. Unfortunately for your pet, this tends to increase rather...

Safety Tips for a Fun Summer with Your Pet

Your pet is part of the family and you naturally care about her safety. You also want to include her in family activities whenever possible over the carefree days of summer. By keeping the following safety tips in mind, your entire family can have a summer to...

April is Heartworm Awareness Month

Dogs and cats get heartworm disease when an infected mosquito bites them. The heartworm then gets inside of their body and can reproduce, which only worsens your pet’s symptoms. The illness is much more prevalent in dogs, but cat owners also need to know about the...

It’s Flea and Tick Season

After a long winter, it’s finally time for spring in Texas. While most people gladly welcome the warmer weather, pet parents need to increase their flea and tick prevention efforts. These parasites become much more prevalent as the temperature rises. It’s also...

It’s National Pet Dental Health Month

The American Veterinary Medical Association declared February as National Pet Dental Health Month several years ago to underscore the importance of oral healthcare. Did you know that up to 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats develop periodontal disease by the...

Have You Registered for a MyVetStoreOnline Account Yet?

Between work, family responsibilities, and caring for your home, you have precious little time to add another errand to the list. However, you can’t very well let your cat run out of specialty food or your dog go without needed medication. When you shop with...

Give Your Pet a Safe Gift This Holiday Season

Your pet is a part of your family and you naturally want to include her in the holiday festivities, including giving her a new toy as a gift. At Lindale Pet Hospital, we urge you to consider the following factors when choosing a present for your pet: • Your pet’s size...