The Pet and Bird Clinics of Austin

Pet and Bird Clinics

For an introduction to the Pet and Bird Clinics of Austin, Wells Branch and South Branch, and what they can do for you and your pet, please watch this interview with Dr. Savita Wadhwani. For a veterinary appointment in one of our Austin clinics, call Wells Branch Pet and Bird Clinic at (512) … [Read More...]

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February is Dental Health Month, Save 20% on Teeth Cleaning

Both the Wells Branch and South Branch Pet and Bird Clinics are again celebrating Children's Dental Health Month by offering a 20% discount on pet teeth cleaning until February 28th because pets are children too. Dental health for pets is important because … Read more...

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4 Tips to Stop Bird Heat Exhaustion

The onset of another Austin summer can present a number of issues for your pet bird, not the least of which is heatstroke and bird heat exhaustion. But you can help Tweety weather the hot temperatures – and save yourself a few headaches – by following these … Read more...

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Pet Rewards: Learning and Reinforcement

The best way to train your pet is through the proper use of positive reinforcement and rewards while avoiding punishment. The goal of training is to "learn" the proper task and/or behavior. The training sequence is to give a command, to get the desired … Read more...

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Is Your Pet’s Bad Breath Getting to You?

What is Halitosis? Just because your pet doesn't brush its teeth everyday doesn't mean that it should have bad breath. Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath, is the result of various conditions in the mouth and occasionally a sign of an underlying … Read more...

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Your Pet and Stress

You know all about how stress can undermine your health. But did you know that stress also impacts the well-being of animals and especially cats and dogs? If your animal pal seems lethargic or sickly or appears to be acting out, there's a good chance–once your … Read more...

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Mange: What It Is and What To Do About It

Your dog is losing hair and scratching, chewing or licking the balding area.  Does your canine pal have a flea problem, allergy, or infection or has Fido somehow contracted mange? True mange is caused by skin mites and comes in two varieties. The less … Read more...

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The Basics of Cat Psychology

Does that special feline in your life confuse you with behaviors that seem to run hot and cold?  Cats can indeed be quite affectionate, some of the time, at least. But in general, they do tend to maintain a high degree of independence as well, which can strike … Read more...