For most of us, the last 12 months have been chock-full of events, surprises, news bites, and stress. But 2018 has also been a year of blessings and good fortune. For our staff, it continues to feel like we’ve won the lottery. Not only do we have the best jobs in the Fort Worth area, but our work is truly a privilege.

Our holistic approach to pet care enables us to treat individual pets like the valued family members they are. To that end, we hope our pet care blogs help owners stay informed and become the best possible guardians to their companions.

Harris Parkway Animal Hospital’s Top 5 Pet Care Blogs

Every month, we enjoy brainstorming topics that would benefit our growing community of pet owners. Our pet care blogs aim to answer questions before they even arise for some pet owners. Let’s take a moment to reflect on our top 5 pet care blogs of 2018:

#5: Veterinarian Approved Tips for Training Your Dog
There are many aspects that go into taking care of a pet. Of course, you must provide food, water, and shelter, but there are less concrete needs that are still important. This includes things like basic medical care, companionship, and behavioral training. Read more…

#4: The Use of Prosthetics and Orthotics in Veterinary Medicine
When I was in veterinary school a mere 30 years ago, I learned that animals do well on three legs. As my experience in practice grew, I realized that, though they can survive, they often have to live with pain and discomfort when they have lost a limb. Recently, I encountered a young Mastiff named “Pete”. He had an accident which caused the loss of a hind foot. Keep reading…

#3: Why to Spay or Neuter Your Pet at the Veterinarian: A Primer
Over the past decade, the number of low-cost spay and neuter clinics has dramatically grown. There are low-cost spay and neuter clinics in most cities across the nation. Although some of these facilities are good ones, and appeal to those who need to spay or neuter at a low cost, they oftentimes lack the necessary skills and equipment to provide the best surgical options and care. Read on!

#2: Knowledge is Power When it Comes to Cancer in Pets
It’s a rare person who’s life hasn’t been touched by cancer in some way. Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide, and more than 145 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease each year. Unfortunately, cancer doesn’t stop with humans. In fact, nearly half of all disease-related pet deaths each year are due to cancer. Continue…

#1: Get Off Your Tail: Finding Pet Friendly Fun in Fort Worth
One of the best things about surviving a Texas summer is the relief that comes when it’s finally over! Milder weather in fall and winter encourages people to once again get out and about, eating, exploring, and enjoying the great outdoors with our lovable pups. With so many pet friendly options here in Tarrant County, you’ll never run out of things to do! Keep reading!

Cheers to Another Great Year!

For over 30 years now, Harris Parkway Animal Hospital has delivered the highest standard of veterinary care to Fort Worth area pets. In the coming year, you can expect the same high-quality service, compassion, and sensitivity that have been the hallmarks of our practice for decades. Thank you for reading our pet care blogs this year. We’ll see you in 2019!