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October 27, 2017
Allergies can be one of the most frustrating problems for dogs, their owners, and their veterinarians. Whether it’s a little foot licking, ear infections, or severe hair loss and secondary infections, many dog’s lives are made miserable by this all-too-common problem. Most veterinarians try to think of allergies as having three separate causes: parasites, specifically fleas; food; and the surrounding environment, both indoors and outdoors. In the past, a lot of treatments we have used have been either ineffective, inconvenient, or cause side effects that are often intolerable for dog and owner alike. Fortunately, there are some new treatments we can add to our traditional arsenal used for combating the “the itch.” Read More


October 14, 2017
First hand account of our Technician Manager Chelsea's experience in volunteering helping pets in need after Harvey's devastation.


Hard times often reveal the true nature of people, for Houston, Hurricane Harvey defined the community. During my three days of volunteering, I saw firsthand what "Texas Strong" really means. Before my arrival at Houston Pets Alive! I read heartwarming stories of those who were lucky enough to be on high ground. They opened up their homes to their neighbors and loaned out their cars so others could get to work. Social media was full of encouraging words, prayers, and well wishes for the victims of the storm from people around the globe. On my way to and from HPA each day, I spoke with my Uber drivers about how Harvey had affected their lives. Some volunteered at the pop-up shelters while others needed the help themselves while piecing back together all they had lost. This natural disaster affected people in a variety of ways but the gratitude for the outpouring of support was the same.
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October 20, 2017
At 10 months, Rascal is still very much a kitten. He spends his time playing with the two children in the house and his rescue dog brother. When Rascal began vomiting and not acting like his normal energetic self his owner knew there was something wrong. She brought him to their normal veterinarian where they treated him for a GI upset and sent him home with medication to help stop the vomiting. They told his owner to monitor his symptoms and to give them a call if he worsens.

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September 27, 2017
Halloween is a time of spooky decorations, clever costumes, and delicious treats. It can also present hidden dangers for our favorite pets. Follow our safety tips to make sure your pet has a ghoulishly great Halloween! Read More


September 8, 2017
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center announces the "adoption" of the staff of Westbury Animal Hospital in Houston, TX. Read More


September 11, 2017
We are so excited to highlight Shannon Sorrell this month! Read More


September 12, 2017
Did you know? It takes over two months of intense training and mentoring for a veterinarian to become established at BRVC.... Read More


November 1, 2017
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December 1, 2017
December has arrived and toys, electronics, and wrapping paper pack the stores. It's fun to include our pets in the holiday celebration, but watch out for seasonal hazards. Read More


December 7, 2017
With temperatures outside dropping and snow falling on the mountains in Tahoe, we have officially entered into winter! Click to read more about the top five tips to keep in mind to help you and your pet enjoy this winter season safely. Read More


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