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December 31, 2019

You saw us last month reviewing the importance of Heartworm prevention. Each month we will be visiting a new area of pet health and awareness for the community to get a bit of new insight. We hope this gives pet owners a new perspective and shows the importance of vary...

December 31, 2019

This month let’s talk about a subject that is too often overlooked: pet oral care. Oral health doesn’t just affect the mouth. In humans and dogs, studies show a strong association between oral disease and both heart and kidney disease. As humans, we have one set of adu...

November 7, 2019

November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, so let’s spend a little time on diabetes and pets.

First off, the diabetes we all think of is Diabetes Mellitus (as opposed to Diabetes Insipidus, another kidney related disease). Diabetes Mellitus is when the body is not produc...

July 15, 2019

Emergency Preparedness and Pets

Hurricane season is upon us again and being prepared is vitally important. We all know this, but

sometimes we let it slip or don’t find time to “get ready”. It’s so easy to forget our fuzzy friends

in this preparation, but we don’t want to...

May 29, 2019

Some time ago veterinarians were noticing an increase in a specific heart disease, Dilated

Cardiomyopathy (DCM), in dogs fed specialty diets. This increase in DCM wasn’t noticed in typical breeds that get DCM due to genetics – mainly giant breeds like Irish Wolfhound, G...

May 7, 2019

We always encourage monthly prevention and regular heartworm tests to ensure your pet is not at risk for the deadly disease. Dr. Meuth has given us his input on the topic:

As spring has now sprung, we see lots of new life. Lawns greening up, gardens sprouting, and flowe...

May 7, 2019

The toughest question in any pet parent’s life is: “When is it time to cross the Rainbow Bridge?”
The parting is tough because our friendships are full of unconditional love and unwavering loyalty. We are no strangers to the emotional toll it takes on families and our...

What hidden dangers has your pet already been exposed to?

Along with many other residents of the Gulf Coast area, the staff here at Abshier-Meuth are all putting our lives back together after Harvey and his wet aftermath.  Due to the magnitude of some of our current obs...

July 29, 2017

It's here, and it is not messing around.

Pet lovers should be aware that several cases of Canine Influenza (H3N2) have been diagnosed recently in our area.  Canine Influenza can be very serious with outbreaks having an estimated 10% death loss.

Recently, the City of Bayt...

July 12, 2017

We live in the worst place in America for Heartworms.

As you look at the recently-released chart for the incidence of heartworm disease, you will see no place in the U.S.A. is worse than coastal Texas.  In the worst areas, reporting veterinary clinics saw at least 100 c...