Pet Poison Awareness

The third full week of March is designated as Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Week. Knowing if any potential harmful poisons exist in your home and yard is the first step to keeping your pet safe all year long. Our pets are notorious for being curious creatures who often “investigate” with their mouths. Pets can become […]

Winter Weather Tips For Your Pet

Categories: Wellness & Care

Winter Weather Tips For Your Pet This winter season has been record setting, with the San Antonio area seeing temperatures in the 20’s and snow for the first time in years! While we may enjoy the cooler weather, please remember your furry family members may not be acclimated to the chilly, freezing temperature. At Perrin-410, […]

Pet Summer Safety Tips

Categories: Wellness & Care

Beat the Heat! 6 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe This Summer Summer is officially here and with it comes hot temperatures. While, we enjoy fun in the sun, it’s important to remember that the higher temperatures can have a major effect on a dog’s health. Here at Perrin-410, we want what is best for […]

All About Canine Influenza

Categories: Infectious DiseasesWellness & Care

What is Canine Influenza? Canine Influenza is an extremely contagious viral infection caused by the H3N8 and H3N2 strains of the flu virus. The flu is spread through respiratory secretions such as, barking, licking and coughing of an infected dog. Dogs of any age can catch the virus but dogs that live in closed spaces […]

What is Kennel Cough?

Categories: Infectious DiseasesWellness & Care

If you’re like the millions of other dog owners in the country that, board their pets, use doggie day care or visit dog parks, you run the risk of your dog catching an upper respiratory disease known as Kennel Cough (Infectious Canine Tracheobronchitis). Kennel Cough is highly contagious and is easy to prevent by keeping […]

Heartworm Disease In Dogs

Categories: Infectious DiseasesMedical ConditionsWellness & Care

What is heartworm disease? Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease that affects pets across the United States. When mosquitoes feed off an infected mammal, they pick up baby heartworms called microfilaria which grow and develop into infectious larvae in the mosquito until the insect feeds again, this time on your pet. The […]

Pet Microchipping

Categories: Wellness & Care

Let’s talk about Microchips! If your pet went missing today, would they be able to find their way home? The sad reality is that most do not. Statistically, 10 million pets go missing every year. According to the ASPCA, about 85% of pets are returned to their owners but of that percentage only 15% of […]

Wellness Care Promo

Categories: Wellness & Care

Wellness Care: The Secret to a Happy and Healthy Pet Dogs and cats rarely tell their owners something is wrong with them until it’s either too late or too costly. Just like us, our pets should maintain a routine schedule of visiting the doctor to prevent a deadly illness and ensure a long and happy, […]

Surprising Easter Dangers!

Categories: Wellness & Care

Easter is a holiday that holds lots of tradition and for many it’s filled with chocolate shaped bunnies, dying Easter eggs, and the hunt for candy. Before the festivities begin, learn about some of the hazards some of these fun activities may hold for your dog or cat. Chocolate: As adults, most of us know […]

Your dog’s teeth can look great in an hour!

Categories: Wellness & Care

A veterinary dental cleaning can make a huge difference in the health and appearance of your dog’s teeth. Just take a look at the before and after pictures of a real Perrin-410 Animal Hospital patient.     This dog was considered a Grade 4, the highest stage of dental illness, with swollen, bleeding gums (gingivitis), […]

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