At VCA Ben White Animal Hospital, we look forward to the opportunity to meet and pamper you and your pets. We have been serving the Austin community for over 15 years. All associates on our team are devoted to the quality care of animals and are trained in the highest standards of veterinary medicine and customer service. Come by today for a fresh cup of coffee, a tour of our facility, and the chance for you and your pets to meet our healthcare team!
Local Medical IssuesThere are numerous local medical issues that can impact your pet's health, and that require your attention over the entire year. For example, there's heartworm disease, which can affect both cats and dogs. Since it's transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in our region, it's a serious cause for concern. But since the winter temperatures do not get cold enough here to kill mosquito eggs, it's a year-round risk.
Likewise for the potential for flea and tick infestation, or intestinal parasites, each of which poses a problem in any season.
And finally, contrary to what you'd expect, allergies are a year-round issue. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears and scaly skin.