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Your dog’s age just got a little more exact
Researchers have a new formula to replace the “7 dog years = 1 human year” calculation

Our docs can offer advice on habits that promote a long, happy, healthy lifeNew research shows that dogs age in spurts as their DNA changes. Dogs still age faster than humans. However, they don’t age in a straight line like previously believed. As dogs age, their...

Humping: dogs mount for more than sexual reasons
There’s no reason to be embarrassed, but action is required if it’s constant

Male and female dogs hump buddies due to sexual instinct, to play, or to command control. Call us if this has become a habit for your pet.Is there anything more awkward than your dog humping another dog at the park? Perhaps sniffing a guest’s groin.  But we’re here to...

Non-anesthetic dental procedures don’t work
Anesthesia is safe and provides your pet with a stress-free and pain-free cleaning.

*filmed before COVID Cats and dogs won't sit still for a dental cleaning. Anesthesia is the only way a vet can remove disease-causing bacteria from your pet’s teeth and gums.Recently, we’ve seen non-anesthetic dental procedures promoted for pets. Don’t believe the...

New guidelines: fix your cat by 5 months
Cats can live longer when spayed or neutered one month earlier

Raj the cat might look a bit nervous, but really Feline Fix by 5 is a more humane option: It reduces disease, improves behavior and controls unwanted cat populations.Research indicates a decrease in cancer, behavioral issues, overpopulation, and infections. Firehouse...

Cats and dogs hate New Year’s Eve fireworks
Your pet’s ears are sensitive to sound

Dr Staci Hansen will help her dog, Walker, overcome his anxiety on December 31st using anti-anxiety medications. Loud bangs and pops scare pets and can make a well-behaved pet misbehave or run away. Celebrations can be stress-free if you plan. Consider your pet as you...

Firehouse awarded top Austin workplace
For the third year, your veterinary hospital ranked among the best places to work

Our win is your win: a happy team can focus on keeping your pets healthy! It’s also confirmation that our behind-the-scenes team building is working. Your pet benefits when our team feels valuable Every team member knows they're an important part of fulfilling our...

Nourish Your Pet with the Best Diet

You are what you eat! The saying is true for pets, too. Good nutrition is the single most important thing you can do to help your pet live a happy, healthy, and long life. That’s why we ask what you feed your pet at every visit. What is the best diet for an overweight...

Your Pets Can Live Better Lives
Catch disease early or prevent it entirely with annual wellness check-ups.

Our doctors share their tips for the breeds they grew up with!Dr Ashley Opyt A wellness tip for terriers is to make sure to have a good dental home care routine and regular teeth cleanings at the vet. If you own a Labs, I recommend monitoring his or her weight very...

Take a page out of the new schooling playbook for dogs!

Kids might be in virtual classes, but that doesn't mean dogs need to stay home.While this back to school looks different than past years, one thing hasn’t changed and that is the excitement of socializing and seeing your buddies. Much like kids, dogs are social...

Firehouse Makes An Impact Through Giving

Dr Justin Nelson at Firehouse Belterra (pre-COVID) helping a pet from WAG Shelter.Our charitable giving and community involvement reflect a deeply rooted commitment to lifelong wellness for animals that extends beyond the walls of our hospitals. When we launched...
Nourish Your Pet with the Best Diet

Nourish Your Pet with the Best Diet

You are what you eat! The saying is true for pets, too. Good nutrition is the single most important thing you can do to help your pet live a happy, healthy, and long life. That’s why we ask what you feed your pet at every visit. What is the best diet for an overweight...

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Take a page out of the new schooling playbook for dogs!

Take a page out of the new schooling playbook for dogs!

Kids might be in virtual classes, but that doesn't mean dogs need to stay home.While this back to school looks different than past years, one thing hasn’t changed and that is the excitement of socializing and seeing your buddies. Much like kids, dogs are social...

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4100 Everett St, Ste 100
Kyle, TX 78640
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Hours

Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sun: Closed

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4100 Everett St, Ste 100

Kyle, TX 78640

Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sun: Closed