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  • Neurological Health

Your Dog’s Neurologic Health

Your dog’s neurologic system is like an intricate network of wires that leads to the main control center—his brain. Like lines of communication throughout a building, if your dog develops a problem with his brain, spinal cord, or a nerve, his entire body can be affected. Neurologic conditions can cause problems you may expect, such [...]

  • dog at vet

When Is an Emergency Visit Necessary for Your Pet?

Sometimes it is difficult to know if your pet requires emergency care, but if in doubt, always have your pet seen immediately by your family veterinarian or at an emergency facility.

  • pet lumps and bumps

Should You be Concerned About that Lump on Your Pet?

What you should do if you find a lump on your pet Finding a lump or bump on your pet can be frightening. Most people immediately think of cancer, but that is not always the case. If your pet has a lump, follow these steps: Don’t panic. We understand it’s scary to find a lump [...]

  • graying fur

5 Reasons Your Dog’s Hair is Turning White

Have you started to notice that your dog’s fur is turning white or gray? While it can be shocking to suddenly realize your pet’s fur has changed color, there might not be anything wrong with your beloved dog. AVES is here to tell you about the reasons your dog’s fur might be turning a white [...]

  • pet surgery

How Can You Help Your Pet Recover from Surgery or Trauma?

When a pet has been through something as difficult as trauma or surgery, it is important that pet owners are there to help their pets throughout the recovery process. It can be difficult, however, to know what to do to give your pet the support they need.  Fortunately, AVES has some advice that will make [...]

  • senior pet

How to Care for an Aging Pet

With humans, there is a bit of a debate over when people are considered seniors. In pets, the line is even more blurry. November is National Senior Pet Month and we here at AVES want to take a moment to discuss senior pet care for these special patients. When Are Pets Considered Seniors? As we [...]

  • Halloween pet safety

Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe on Halloween

As Halloween approaches, people all over the country are decorating and preparing for this spooky holiday. While humans have a great time celebrating Halloween, for some pet owners, the fun can quickly turn to tragedy. Halloween pet safety is an often-overlooked aspect of the holiday season, and AVES has a few Halloween pet safety tips [...]

November 4 – 2018 AVES Technical Staff Symposium

2018 AVES Technical Staff Symposium This year's AVES Technical Staff Symposium provides 7 hours of continuing education credit and is FREE of charge to licensed and unlicensed technical staff members. Speakers include AVES specialists and licensed technicians in the areas of Surgery & Orthopedics, Emergency & Critical Care, Neurology, Dentistry and Cardiology! Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm [...]

  • canine cancer

What Are the Symptoms of Canine and Feline Cancers?

Owning a pet is a huge responsibility. Part of that responsibility is caring for your dog or cat when they are unwell. Unfortunately, some of the symptoms of cancer often appear to be other illnesses or are hard to spot. AVES wants all pet owners to know common symptoms of cancer so that these pets [...]

  • heartworm disease

What is Heartworm Disease and How Can You Protect Your Pet?

Heartworm disease is something that is very common in Texas, but many pet owners don’t really know much about it. AVES wants pet owners to understand better the dangers associated with heartworm disease and teach them how to keep their pets protected. What is Heartworm Disease? Heartworm disease is caused by a pesky parasite called [...]


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