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Cat Chat Dog Blog

Welcome to the Longview Animal Hospital Cat Chat / Dog Blog.

This is an area where we post helpful, fun and pertinent topics that our visitors may find useful as well as announcements from our Team.  Feel free to browse through our articles or use the search bar in the sidebar to find specific content.  If you have a topic that you would like to see featured here, please feel free to let us know! Email us at longviewanimalhospital@gmail.com with Cat Chat/ Dog Blog suggestion in the subject line.

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2017 Howl-O-Ween

2017 Pet Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest

Is it October already?!! Yes, it is.  Once again, we are happy to announce our 2017 Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest.  This ...
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Training Your Children for a New Pet

Training Your Children for a New Pet

Bringing a new pet into your home is a big decision for a family, especially when there are children in ...
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Dog Flu Now Found in 46 States

Dog Flu Now Found in 46 States

Canine influenza, or dog flu, is becoming a threat to dogs throughout the United States.  There are two strains of ...
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Happy Cat Kit

Happy Cat Kit

Make Your Cat's Next Visit Purrfect! Help reduce or eliminate your cat's fear and your stress with our Happy Cat ...
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Essential Resources for Training your New Dog

Essential Resources for Training your New Dog

You are bringing home a new dog soon.  You have done research on its breed, age, and history, so you ...
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An Overview of Pet Insurance

An Overview of Pet Insurance

Studies have shown that people invest a lot in their pets, but not in pet insurance: Americans spent $50 billion on ...
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Things to Consider Before Getting a Pet

Things to Consider Before Getting a Pet

You know you want to get a pet.  You may even know what kind of pet you want.  But, you’re ...
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Pet Appreciation Week 2017

Pet Appreciation Week 2017

Ten Fun Ways to Show Your Pet You Care Happy Pet Appreciation Week!  To honor this event, we encourage you ...
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Why it is Important to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Bringing a new puppy or kitten into your home is such an exciting, joyful occasion. There are many decisions awaiting ...
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Dr. Foye & the Longview Animal Hospital crew at Alligators & Friends in Louisiana!

Longview Staff Visits Alligator Farm

Our team recently trekked over to Louisiana to visit Gators and Friends!  We had a great time and took lots of ...
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Protect Your Pet from Parvo

Protect Your Pet from Parvo

It's that time of year. Spring showers bring April flowers but unfortunately it also brings the Parvo virus to the ...
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DIY Toenail Trimming with Dogs

DIY Toenail Trimming with Dogs

One of the most difficult things to do in the upkeep of your pet’s health is trimming their toenails. Big ...
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Longview Animal Hospital Receives Award from Texas Veterinary Medical Association

Longview Animal Hospital Receives Award from Texas Veterinary Medical Association

Longview Animal Hospital is pleased to announce that they have received the Texas Veterinary Heritage Practice Award at the 2017 ...
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Brownie Bites’ Apple Oatmeal Homemade Dog Biscuits

Brownie Bites’ Apple Oatmeal Homemade Dog Biscuits

Baking for others is a rewarding and inclusive activity.  Why not surprise your loving and loyal dog like you do ...
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Dental Health for Pets  (Cats and Dogs)

Dental Health for Pets (Cats and Dogs)

Preventing diseases and their discomforts through oral hygiene is another way we can promote healthier and happier lives for our pets ...
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Treats that Help Maintain your Pet’s Dental Health

Treats that Help Maintain your Pet’s Dental Health

Why is it important?  Maintaining the dental health of your pet is as important as maintaining your own.  It can ...
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The Importance of Weight Management for your Pet

The Importance of Weight Management for your Pet

Nutrition is the foundation of health and happiness, both for humans and our companions.  This is because food is not ...
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Great Home Made Pet Gifts

Thinking about something fun for your pet for the holidays?  Consider a home-made gift for them this year, perhaps re-purposing ...
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Traveling With Your Pet

You Can Take them With You!   Although traveling with your pet for a long distance trip isn’t always easy, ...
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Reducing Anxiety for Your Pet’s Vet Visits

Veterinary offices – with the smells and scents of other animals and people they don’t know – can be scary ...
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Girl Scout Troop 7286 Microchip Event on November 5

Scroll down for new content and photo gallery from the event! Troop 7286 of Hallsville, led by Teresa Coats, donated ...
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The Importance of Blood Work for your Senior Pet

Having an older pet in your life is a wonderful thing.  All the work that has gone into training your ...
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Longview Team Outing to Texas Rangers Game

Longview Team Outing to Texas Rangers Game

Dr. Foye and the crew at Longview Animal Hospital, along with our families, enjoyed a team outing to watch the ...
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2016 Pet Halloween Costume Contest

It's that time of year again!  (Entry deadline updated.) Stop by at Longview Animal Hospital to have a photo taken ...
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Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Hip dysplasia is a genetic condition that is found commonly in larger dog breeds but can occur in smaller breeds ...
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Things Everyone Should Know About Service Dogs

Service dogs are amazing animals and typically possess certain characteristics like good health and temperament and the ability to be ...
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A Second Chance For Paul

Fleas Can Kill On June 2, 2016, a normally bright and active cat named Paul was presented to Longview Animal ...
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The July 4th Holiday and your Pets

July 4th Celebrations can be Scary for Pets Everyone loves a good Independence Day party complete with cookouts and guests ...
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Max

Excellent Care To The Max! On March 21st, Mrs. Willis brought the cutest 2 year old Yorki Poo named Max ...
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Heat Awareness and Pet Safety

Summer Heat can be Dangerous Summer is a wonderful time of year for all kinds of outdoor activities, but the ...
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Deadly Parvovirus and Easy Protection

One of the most common infectious disorders in dogs is parvovirus.  When left untreated, parvovirus claims the lives of over ...
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Heartworm Prevention Saves Lives

They say that April showers bring May flowers, but there’s no cute little rhyme to remind us that May is also ...
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Spring is in the Air…

Pets Get Allergies Too! Spring is a wonderful time of year and warmer weather means more time outdoors for both ...
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Unwanted Springtime Guests

Unwanted Springtime Guests

How to keep fleas and ticks off your pet and out of your home. As the weather continues to warm in the ...
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Who doesn’t love dog treats?!

We know your dog loves them! And we do too, because healthy treats are great to use as positive reinforcement for dogs ...
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Emergency Preparedness for your Pets

Being prepared in advance for an emergency evacuation can save you and your animals a considerable amount of stress. Use ...
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Crazy things Pets Eat

Crazy things Pets Eat (and Associated Health Hazards) Animals can do some crazy things, but when it comes to eating ...
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Pet Valentine’s

In 2013, according to the National Retail Federation, $815 million was spent on Valentine’s gifts for pets.  Amazing, right?  Crazy ...
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Why Train Your Dog

It is always great to see well-behaved pets out in public, and it is equally nice to have a pet ...
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Winter Pet Paw Care

The winter months can be tough to get through for us humans, but they can take a toll on your ...
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Our Favorite Last Minute Pet Gifts

The holidays just aren’t quite complete without something special for our furry friends.  If you find yourself searching for just ...
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Fancy Findley

Fancy, a precious poodle that is one of our favorite patients, came in on June 23, 2015 after suddenly not ...
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Senior Pet Health – What you need to Know and Do

You know your pet better than anyone, but sometimes you can miss the signs that something is wrong. Monitoring your ...
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Your Pets and the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year.  We spend precious time with our families and friends, decorate our ...
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Pet Safety through the Hunting Season

Pet Safety through the Hunting Season

Fall is here and so is hunting season!  Keep your pets safe this fall by keeping in mind some general tips. Knowing ...
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Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Halloween can be a fun time of year - creative costumes, spooky decorations and, of course, candy!  Considering all the ...
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2015 Halloween Pet Costume Contest!

Stop by at Longview Animal Hospital to have a photo taken or upload one using the form below.  Entries will ...
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Trent’s Happy Ending

Trent Williams, a beautiful 2-year-old white Schnauzer, hadn’t been himself for several days and had started to have vomiting and ...
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Walking Your Pet in the Dark

This week (October 1 through October 7) is National Walk Your Dog Week!  National Walk Your Dog Week was founded ...
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Bite Back on Dental Disease!

Bite Back on Dental Disease!

Here are a few tips to keep your pet happy and healthy when it comes to the most common disease ...
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