At Dickinson Animal Hospital & Pet Wellness Center, we proudly deliver what we call The 5 Pillars to our animal patients and their owners. Fundamental to our practice, The 5 Pillars value lifelong wellness care, a high level of comfort, supportive companionship, compassion, and  providing everything a pet might need under one roof (diagnostics, grooming, medication, etc.).

The 5 Pillars also provide direction for our pet care blogs. Whether you have a new pet or are a seasoned pet owner, we strive to educate and inform our growing community of readers. And we can all agree that things are easier with a little guidance from time to time!

Please Enjoy Our Pet Care Blogs!

We enjoy brainstorming topics and writing pet care blogs that answer questions that are important to Houston area pet owners. By clicking on and sharing our pet care blogs, we gain a better understanding of what’s meaningful to our clients. For that, we’re so grateful!

Without further ado, here are Dickinson Animal Hospital & Pet Wellness Center’s top 5 pet care blogs of 2018:

#5: Green Paws: Planting a Pet-Safe Garden
Gardening season is in full swing, the best time of year for those of us who enjoy enhancing our surroundings with beautiful plants and flowers. Because curiosity often leads outdoor-loving pets to nibble on the flowers and foliage of ornamental plants, care must be taken to ensure that your greenery is safe for pets. Continue reading…

#4: Best Local Summer Activities for You and Your Pet
We hope you have been having an awesome summer so far, with the many holidays, baseball games, backyard barbeques, and all of the other things that this season brings. But sometimes we know that our pets cannot participate in the same festivities that we enjoy, whether it is out of safety concerns, or simply because the unfair rules of “No pets allowed.” Read more…

#3: On the Lookout: Common Pet Toxins in the Home
As responsible pet owners, we do everything we can to protect our furry companions; we protect them from the elements, have them microchipped, and make sure they are up-to-date on their vaccinations and parasite preventives (among many other safety precautions). Even with all of the daily care and concern we show our pets, it’s easy to overlook the pet poisoning dangers lurking in our own homes. Read on!

#2: 5 Ideas To Spice Up The Daily Dog Walk
There’s no question that dogs need to be walked. Not only do walks provide our canine companions with the exercise they need to stay healthy, it also serves as their main form of mental stimulation and socialization. Dogs that are walked daily tend to be happier and have a stronger bond with their owners. Keep reading…

#1: What New Cat Owners Should Know Before Adopting
One of the easiest things to do in life is fall for a cat’s charms. Even those that have never enjoyed living with felines, or folks with allergies, can see that cats are purr-fectly irresistible. People who have never owned a cat might not realize, however, that there’s much more to it than long, lazy blinks, happy scampers, cuddles, and playtime. New cat owners have some serious questions to ask before adopting, but if answered honestly, the results are 100% positive. Read more…

Happy New Year From Dickinson Animal Hospital & Pet Wellness Center!

Our veterinarians and staff members have been practicing The 5 Pillars for more than 30 years, and it’s our sincere hope that we’ve helped you become an informed, responsible pet owner. If you’d like to know more about any topic on our pet care blog or have a suggestion for a future post, please let us know.
From all of us at Dickinson Animal Hospital & Pet Wellness Center, we wish you and your family a Happy New Year!