Category Archives: Education

How To Keep Your Family Safe From Zoonotic Diseases

If you work in a shelter setting like we do at Austin Pets Alive! then you are more than likely familiar with the term ‘zoonotic disease’ but even those of us familiar with the term and some of its associated … Continue reading

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A changing trend. Because they ALL count

Banjo is very playful and loves to go for walks and adventutes. He’s extremely smart and has learned a multitude of tricks and commands over the last few months and is always eager to learn more. He is very friendly … Continue reading

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Teeth Matter

Why does my pet’s breath smell bad? Dental disease affects more than 80% of pets over three years old. How can you tell if your pet is affected, and if it’s time to seek professional dental help? If you observe … Continue reading

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What Really Constitutes A Medical Emergency For My Pet?

We asked our friend Dr. Audrey Wystrach of ZippiVet, what really constitutes a medical emergency for our pets. In her blog, ‘High Risk Or A Hairball? What’s A Pet Emergency‘ she answered our questions and offered advice for being prepared … Continue reading

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What It Means to Have a Non-Dog-Park Dog

What It Means to Have a Non-Dog-Park Dog A Guest Post by Sarah Gray Dog. Everlasting companion. Co-pilot. Wingman/woman. From the first moment the thought of having a dog crept into your head, you’ve daydreamed about all the adventures you … Continue reading

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APA!’s Declawing Policy Explained by Dr. Ellen Jefferson

At Austin Pets Alive!, our policy is to not adopt cats to owners who intend to, or would even consider, declawing. Many people perceive this policy to be unreasonable, most likely because they don’t truly understand the procedure and its … Continue reading

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Bringing Rescue Pets Home: A Guest Post By Dr. Audrey Wystrach

Bringing Rescue Pets Home As a practicing veterinarian for more than two decades, I’ve worked with many families to integrate a newly adopted rescue pet into their home. Austin Pets Alive! does amazing work training and socializing rescue pets and … Continue reading

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We Need Your Voice: Stop the Proposed Use of Leghold Traps In Austin

Guest post by Larry Tucker Austin is the safest major city in the country for pets. An animal arriving at Austin Animal Center has a better than a 95 percent chance of leaving the shelter alive, destined for a forever … Continue reading

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