5720 Manchaca Road, Austin TX 78745

Opening Hours : Mon-Fri - 7am to 6pm, Sat 7:30am to 12pm
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Pet Insurance

Now, there are things everybody should know about pet insurance. First, the pet owner still has to pay the veterinary bill in full and then submit a receipt to the insurance company to get reimbursed for a portion of the charges.

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Dystocia

Oh my! It is midnight and my baby is trying to have puppies! She is having trouble and the emergency hospital says it is dystocia. Manchaca Road Animal Hospital is closed and my veterinarian is fast asleep. I don’t know what to do. What should I do? Who do I turn to? WAIT! What is dystocia anyway?

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The Rattlesnake Vaccine

The time for snakebites in Central Texas is most of the year, but is especially prevalent during the hot summer months.  The curious and fearless nature of our dogs makes them natural targets for rattlesnake bites.

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Golden Retriever

Breed Highlight: Golden Retriever

For several decades, the Golden Retriever has been one of the world’s most popular dog breeds. Originating in the Scottish Highlands in the late 1800s, a man named Lord Tweedmouth was in search for a superior retrieving dog that would be well suited to the Scottish climate and rough terrain.

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Dog In Car

Heat Stroke in Dogs

We have seen record heat very early this year and a tragic result is the increase of heat related deaths among dogs that are left in cars. Even though it is the end of summer, the heat is not letting up, so we want to remind you to be on guard against heat stroke. It takes less than 10 minutes for the interior of a vehicle to reach 160 degrees on a 90 degree day.

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The Life Cycle of a Flea

Nice spring rains in central Texas means we will have meadows of flowers in every color and shape and butterflies, but did you know the flea has the same life cycle as a butterfly?  Like the butterfly, fleas gestate in a cocoon.

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