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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.

Tips for making your pet's holiday boarding stay easier

Tips for Making Your Pet’s Holiday Boarding Stay Easier

Before we know it, we will be in the thick of the holidays. Many people travel during this time to ...
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Recognizing and Caring for Your Pet with Cancer

Just like humans, pets are susceptible to getting diseases and cancer is no exception. As your pet ages it is ...
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Pets Can Have Diabetes Too

Pet Diabetes: Know the Warning Signs and How to Help While public education and outreach has raised the profile for ...
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Canine Senior Wellness Screenings

Canine Senior Wellness Screening

OCTOBER SPECIAL As our pets become seniors, their metabolism slows down, the aging process settles in and they become more prone to ...
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2018 Pet Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest

2018 Pet Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest

Happy Howl-O-Ween! Today, we announce our 2018 Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest.  This year, the program will be run entirely through our ...
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Service Dogs: An Important Partner for the Disabled

Most people do not think about the difficulty of some routine daily tasks like turning on a light switch.  But ...
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Responsible Pet Ownership

Preparing for a New Furry Friend - Are you Ready? Pets are a beloved part of their owner’s and family’s ...
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Microchipping your Pet

Microchipping your Pet

Have you considered microchipping your pet? Or does your pet already have one?  If so, then make an appointment with ...
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Dental Health Month Giveaways - September 2018

Dental Health Month Giveaways – September 2018

SEPTEMBER IS DENTAL HEALTH MONTH! All dental cleanings that take place during the month of September will receive 15% OFF ...
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Vaccinations for your Pets

What Vaccinations for your Pets are Needed, and Why?

If you have a new pet, or an old friend, chances are that they need vaccinations to keep them healthy ...
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Pet Fire Safety

Pet Fire Safety

When we welcome pets into our home, we think of many things; toys, vet visits, training and maybe obedience school ...
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Ticks and Your Pet's Health

Ticks and Your Pet’s Health

Well, it's that time of year. The weather is nice and everyone, including our pets, want to be outside to ...
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Are You Allergic to Your Pet?

Are You Allergic to Your Pet?

A Guide to Living With Allergies and Your Fur Babies Having pets is an enjoyable experience - they love you ...
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Five Tips to Keep Your Pup Cool

Five Tips to Keep Your Pup Cool

Five Tips to Keep Your Pet Cool Wet Towel or Blanket - Wet a towel or blanket in cool water and ...
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Saturday Hours for Walk-Ins

Saturday Hours for Walk-Ins

Longview Animal Hospital is pleased to announce that the practice is extending their Thursday hours for full day operations and ...
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heartworm disease prevention resources

Heartworm Disease Prevention Resources

Our Weapons in the Fight Against Heartworms Heartworm Disease is preventable and is far more efficient and cost-effective to prevent ...
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Heartworm Prevention Featured Products

Heartworm Prevention Featured Products

We offer the following Heartworm Prevention Featured Products for your pet. Trifexis (for dogs) Trifexis is a chewable beef flavored ...
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Our New FREE Phone App

We are excited to tell you about our New FREE Phone App!  Join our Loyalty Program and earn rewards for your ...
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chocolate toxicity in dogs

Chocolate Toxicity in Dogs

Chocolate is a big part of many of our holidays - Valentine's Day, Easter and Halloween seem to be the ...
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What to do when you find a stray animal

If you are a person that has a natural affinity for pets, you are likely at some point to come ...
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Aggression in Dogs

Aggression in Dogs

Aggression in dogs can be a serious issue.  If you notice unpredictable, aggressive behavior in your pet, you should consult a ...
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Pet Exam

Pet Exam with Dr. O'Reilly Not sure what happens during a Pet Exam wellness checkup?  We thought this video might ...
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Pets in the Workplace

Pets in the Workplace

The concept of bringing pets into the workplace is increasingly being recognized as beneficial to business operations by improving employee ...
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Care Credit Program

The Care Credit program works differently than your typical credit card since it offers shorter term options with no interest ...
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Pet Eye Care

Cats and dogs don’t have adequate and safe tools and strategies at their disposal to clean their own facial areas, ...
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To Share or Not to Share - What Foods From the Dinner Table are Safe for Your Pet

To Share or Not To Share

Which Foods from the Dinner Table Can Your Pet Eat? It’s Thanksgiving time, again!  We know we all like to ...
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Fun and Creative Ways to Exercise Your Pet

Fun and Creative Ways to Exercise Your Pet

Are you and your dog tired of playing fetch?  Is your cat acting up out of a longing for more ...
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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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