It's March — springtime is around the corner! Worms in your garden…and worms in your pet? Eeew! Hold on, let's explain…

The worms you find in your garden mulch are not the same worms that cause heartworm disease in pets. Mosquitoes carry heartworms. And all it takes is one mosquito to bite your pet to become infected.

heartworm-diagram-dogHere’s the good news about heartworm disease: It's an illness that can be easy and affordable to prevent. The bad news is, if you don't prevent it the right way, your pet is at high risk of getting sick. Heartworm disease is dangerous to your pet and some signs of the illness are tough to spot. Your pet may be acting fine, but they may have so many heartworms inside their body that it can become life threatening.

OraVet Dental ChewAs many of you know, dental care is an important part of your pet's overall wellness routine. Clean teeth can help prevent bath breath and other, more serious, problems such as liver or kidney issues. We are excited to introduce a new line of products called OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews!

OraVet is a tasty treat that helps to clean your pet's teeth and freshen breath while also preventing a barrier that helps to stop future tartar buildup. Please feel free to ask a veterinarian or staff member about OraVet and how it can help your pet on your next visit!

10 Percent OffMilitary & Senior Citizen Discounts

We offer a 10% discount on veterinary services and products to active members of the U.S. Military as well as to Senior Citizens (age 65 or over). Proper identification required.

Veterinary Technicians getting digital x-ray of a feline patientNorthside Animal Hospital now offers digital x-rays for pets!

Digital radiography does not use conventional film. This allows for the highest quality images, while using the lowest possible exposure of x-rays to your pet.

This method is not only safer, but also more advanced as these digital images can be computer-enhanced to increase detail. We will also be able to store, print and email these digital files to share.

We are excited for this new addition and how it will improve our services for our clients!

If your pet is experiencing illness or injuries, call us at (254) 753-0155.

Learn more about our digital x-ray capabilities here.