If You’re Looking for Purebred Cat or Dog, How to Find a Good Breeder

how to find a good breeder

People look for purebred animals for a variety of reasons: happy memories with the breed; predictability of temperament; trained for specific tasks such as hunting, agility, obedience, or other types of work  Sometimes, you can find purebred animals in animal shelters and through rescue groups. Breed-specific rescues only take in a specific breed, or mixes […]

Rising Stars: Meet Hilary Granson

Hilary Granson

Urban Animal Veterinarian Dr. Hilary Granson has been featured in Voyage Houston Magazine! You can check out the article in its original form here: http://voyagehouston.com/interview/rising-stars-meet-hilary-granson-of-houston/ Take a look at what Voyage Houston Magazine had to say below: Today we’d like to introduce you to Hilary Granson. Hi Hilary, please kick things off for us with […]

Ring in the New Year with Less Fear!

new years celebrations scare pets

The New Year is a great time to have fun, relax and celebrate the passing of the year past and ring in the year about to come. It’s also a time of risk for our animal companions: foods that we like an cause vomiting and diarrhea, lots of friends over can make the shy pet […]

Laser Treatment Now Available at Urban Animal Veterinary Hospital!

Urban Animal Veterinary Hospital is happy to announce that laser treatment is now available to help your cat or dog feel his or her very best!  Laser therapy can help manage pain for sudden or long-standing problems. With laser treatment, a beam of light energy is applied to your animal companion’s area of inflammation along with […]

Holiday Hazards for Pets

holiday hazards for pets

As the holidays descend upon us, risks for your companion animals increase and can reduce the season merriment.  While you may get busy making holiday arrangements and planning parties, it is important to try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. Keeping your pets away from […]

How to Tell If Your Dog or Cat Has Food Allergies

How to Tell If Your Dog or Cat Has Food Allergies

Itchy Skin Itching/scratching and excessive licking is very uncomfortable. Ongoing scratching and licking can lead to fur loss, skin infections that ooze and even balding patches. There are a number of allergic conditions that can make your pet itch. Finding the cause is important to treating the condition. Pets with food allergies have some of […]

Dog Growing Pains – Bone Inflammation, Panosteitis

diagnosing Bone Inflammation, Panosteitis

Young growing dogs can have an interesting affliction called panosteitis. This occurs with inflammation to the bones, typically the leg bones (also referred to as “long bones”).  Panosteitis in dogs can be a very painful condition in dogs, usually large breed dogs, especially the German Shepherds, Goldens, Dobermans and Basset Hounds, but any breed can […]