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4 Cat FAQs Answered

Cats are full of mysterious actions, and for a lot of those actions, there are no explanations (like why do they knock glasses off tables? That one is still a head-scratcher.) Other funny quirks, however, have perfectly reasonable explanations. Here’s why your cat sits in small boxes, kneads, goes crazy for catnip and that all-important…

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How to include your pet in your emergency preparedness plan

Whether your area is prone to hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, volcanic eruptions, or floods, you likely already have a natural disaster plan in place: a family communication plan, a meet-up space, and a supply of bottled water and canned food. But have you considered your pets’ well-being in your plan? After Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the…

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Case study: Bindi the Australian Shepherd

Bindi, a 2.5-year-old female Australian Shepherd, came to us with an elevated third eyelid. Dogs, like many animals, have a nictitating membrane, or third eyelid. This eyelid cleans and moistens the eye, provides antibodies to reduce the chance of infection, and protects the cornea. Normally, a dog’s third eyelid is out of sight while the…

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5 water safety tips for your dog

What better way to enjoy a day at the lake, river, beach, or pool than by bringing your dog with you? But before you leash up Spike and pack his favorite tennis ball, keep a few dog water safety tips in mind: Use proper dog swim attire. Spike doesn’t need goggles and swim trunks, but…

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The Shops at Springs is having a block party!

Join Springs Veterinary Care and the rest of The Shops at Springs at a block party on June 30! In an effort to bring awareness to our amazing group of shops, Springs Vet is teaming up with Board & Brush, Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop, Great Clips, LK Nails, Premier Events, and Epicure restaurant for an afternoon of…

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How to Comfort your Pet during Fireworks, Thunderstorms

School’s out for summer! The temperatures are rising, and you’re planning your picnics, barbecues, vacations, and more. But with the warm weather come two frightening events for your pets: Fourth of July fireworks and summer thunderstorms. It might seem funny when your dog or cat runs under the bed at the first sign of lightning,…

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Meet Tinkerbell: Our canine glaucoma patient

Meet Tinkerbell! She’s a 10-year-old Chihuahua who has been battling glaucoma for many years. Canine glaucoma is a condition in which inadequate fluid drainage in the eye increases the pressure inside the eye. Canine glaucoma causes pain and blindness in the dog’s eye. Often, by the time canine glaucoma is diagnosed in one eye, it already…

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Join Us at Christmas on Mercer

Bells are ringing, children singing, all is merry and bright. We can’t wait to get out and share some Christmas cheer with our friends and neighbors in Dripping Springs. We’ll be at Christmas on Mercer this Saturday, December 2. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., so there’s plenty of time to stop…

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Thank You for Filling Our Walls!

Thanks to everyone who entered our Fill the Walls contest! Y’all have gorgeous pets, and we’re thrilled that so many of you shared your awesome photos and memories with us. If you didn’t get a chance to submit a photo of your pet, not to worry! You’ll have another opportunity to win at the Open…

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You’re Invited To Our Open House!

Celebrate with Us! Springs Veterinary Care opened its doors October 2, greeting the most wonderful Dripping Springs clients and their pets. To celebrate joining the Dripping Springs community, we’re hosting an Open House on First Thursday, November 2nd! We can’t wait to meet you and show you around the new place. Stop by the clinic,…

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