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Dog Preventive Care


This collection of Dog Preventive Care articles has been curated for you by Creekside Animal Hospital. If you would like to talk to a veterinarian, please give us a call at (281) 351-8387.

Summertime Fun: Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe and Happy at Outdoor Events

Summer has arrived, and that means time for fun outdoor events! From July 4th parades and fireworks to street fairs, farmer’s markets, and art and music festivals, there is a plethora of activities for the whole family to attend. For pet owners, that can include bringing their dog along. While these events can be a great way to spend time with your pet, there are some issues to keep in mind to make sure your dog has a good time and a safe experience.


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Can Wildlife Make Your Pet Sick?

If your pet spends time in the great outdoors, you may not give much thought to who he shares that space with—but you should. From deer and coyotes to foxes, skunks, bats, and raccoons, wild animals can pose a serious threat as they carry a variety of diseases that can be transmitted to pets and people. 


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A Step-by-Step Guide to Lumps and Bumps

You’re petting your cat or bathing your dog when—wait, what’s that?

Finding a lump or bump on your pet can be a worrisome experience, but don’t panic. Masses of all kinds, from harmless skin growths to malignant tumors, are relatively common. While most are benign, it’s always better to err on the side of caution by following these steps.


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Warm and Fuzzy: 5 Winter Weather Pet Safety Tips

As the temperatures drop once again!   Follow these five tips to keep your pet safe and warm for the rest of winter!

Dress for the Weather

Yes, technically, your pet already has a coat; however, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t need additional protection from the cold. Small, short-haired, and short-legged breeds may need a jacket or sweater to help ward off the winter chill. Young, old, and sick pets should also wear an extra layer as they may not be able to regulate their body temperature effectively.


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3 Important Facts About Heartworm

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month! Are your pets protected? Here’s what you need to know.

Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitos.

Heartworms are long, spaghetti-like parasites that live in the heart or pulmonary arteries. These worms cause disease by clogging the heart and major blood vessels, resulting in reduced blood supply to other organs, such as the liver, kidney and lungs.


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