Spay and Neuter Aftercare Tips for Pets

pet post op care.

If you’ve never seen a pet come out of anesthesia, their appearance and behavior can range from perplexing to alarming. The first 24 hours can be relatively quiet, as they tend to sleep off the anesthetic. But to truly support a full, complete recovery from surgery, the days ahead are crucial. Before the cone comes off and the stitches are removed, we encourage pet owners to follow our tips for easy, straightforward postoperative pet care.

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Husbandry Care for Small Pet Reptiles

a vet examines a bearded dragon.

Regardless of species, the basic needs of survival are pretty universal. Humans really aren’t so different from, say, reptiles. After all, we all need adequate nutrition and safe housing to live. Reptile husbandry refers to the specialized care of snakes, turtles, and lizards. To help them thrive in captivity, owners of these unique pets must create conditions that support healthy growth and comfort. 

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Preventing and Managing Tooth Resorption in Cats and Dogs

Pet Tooth Decay.

There are many ways to promote healthy teeth and gums in pets, but it can be challenging to know when or how to get started. It’s never too early or too late to make a positive impact on a pet’s teeth and gums. The more a pet owner knows about potential dental conditions, the greater chance of preventing and/or treating them.

February marks National Pet Dental Health Month, and tooth resorption in cats and dogs is just one important dental issue to learn about. As a way to achieve optimal pet dental health, BEEVET can help owners recognize the signs of tooth resorption and when to get help for a pet.

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Avian Pets: Bird Flight and Feather Care 

beevet veterinarian dr chow holding pet birds.

Birds of a feather may flock together, but do you know how to take care of a pet bird’s feathers? Proper care is essential for keeping your pet bird healthy and happy. The bird veterinarians at BEEVET Animal Hospital are here to help you with your pet bird, including sharing tips about feathers and how to care for them.

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Avoiding Cat-astrophes This Holiday Season

cat waling pass fallen christmas tree and broken broken ornaments.

The holiday season is a time of joy, festivity, and togetherness, but it can also present hazards for our feline friends. Here at Bee Vet Animal Hospital, we’ve seen our share of holiday misadventures involving cats. Let’s look at some safety tips that focus on your cat’s well-being to keep the holidays merry for everyone.

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Troop 43114 at BEEVET

This past week, BEEVET Animal Hospital met with Girl Scout troop 43114 to help them achieve their Animal Helper Badge! To earn the Animal Helpers Badge, the Girl Scouts must explore the connection between humans and animals, find out how animals help keep people safe, know how animals help people emotionally, check out how animals help people with disabilities, and look at how animals might help us in the future. One of our spectacular veterinarians, Dr. Catherine Caprio, led the discussion and activities to explore these issues, with a little help from her dog, Zola, and our resident African Grey Parrot, Potter!

Our team is committed to serving our neighbors through learning events like this one with Troop 43114 because as a locally-owned, small business, we understand the importance of giving back to our community. If you are interested in one of our learning programs, please call our office at 512-263-9292, or shoot us an email at info@mybeevet.com today!

So Your Pet Swallowed a Foreign Object

sad dog staring into the camera.

Sometimes a pet emergency is easily identified and quickly addressed. But when something is just “off” with a pet’s behavior, it can be downright puzzling to understand why. Owners may eventually acknowledge that a pet ingested something they shouldn’t have. Common ingested foreign bodies in dogs and cats include plastic toys, socks, string, and corks. Emergency veterinary care is vital, but preventing future injury is key. 

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Essential Tips for First-Time Ferret Owners

white ferret outside on a leash.

Ferrets have endeared themselves to humans for many decades, and not just for their extremely high cute factor. Their super-smarts have led them to such incredible opportunities as running sound and lighting cables around Buckingham Palace prior to Princess Diana’s epic wedding. 

Part of the weasel family, ferrets got their name from the Latin word furittus, which means “little thief,” probably because of their natural affinity for stealing and hiding things. There are so many reasons to love ferrets, and our essential tips for first-time ferret owners give you some help if you’re considering bringing one into your home.

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September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month

lady with happy cats and dogs at home.

Our precious pooches enrich our lives in so many ways, from smothering us with slobbery kisses to sharing cuddles with us on the couch. Being responsible dog owners is the best way to show them your love back.

September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month, and our team at BEEVET Animal Hospital is here with some great ways to practice responsible dog ownership and celebrate your favorite canine companion all year long. 

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Hedgehog Pet Care: From Habitat to Veterinarian Care

veterinarian holding hedgehog at beevet animal hospital in austin texas.

If you are interested in adopting a hedgehog, it is essential to learn all about their needs long before bringing one home. Initial interest in these curious creatures typically stems from their pint-sized cuteness, but to truly give them the best life possible, you should plan carefully and prepare. If you’re wondering about what it takes to provide for a pet hedgehog, you’ve come to the right place.

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