Firehouse Animal Health Center is committed to keeping your pet happy and healthy while preventing diseases. The Firehouse Team is constantly out in the community educating clients about different pet issues. Enjoy our video clips from the KXAN Ask The Vet segments and also clips directly from the Firehouse Team.
Dr. Faught and his furry friends are on the Wednesday KXAN segment “Ask The Vet” at 12:20 pm. He discusses different topics about pet care and answers questions from the Austin community. Below are a couple of segments that he has done, there will be many more to come!
We understand that you and your Firehouse veterinarian make an all-star team when it comes to keeping your pet healthy. But we know this comes with a lot of time, patience, and education to make sure your pets get the best care. When it comes to pet health problems it’s always best to get your answers from reliable, trusted sources of information – such as your Firehouse veterinarian, staff, and links provided on this site.
Dr. Faught and Guera from Firehouse Animal Health Center in Austin Texas discusses the importance of an Annual check-up on the KXAN segment “Ask The Vet”. They also talk about why your pet might be chewing on its nails, as well as the importance of flea control. If you have any questions that you would like to ask Dr. Faught don’t hesitate to send in your video message to AskTheVet@KXAN.com. Hope to hear from you soon!
Arthritis in Pets
Dr. Faught and Gage discuss arthritis in dogs and cats. Arthritis is the breaking down of cartilage that covers and protect bone joints.
Symptoms Include: Show stiffness or discomfort when getting up from a lying-down position, Appear to have stiff, swollen or sore joints, Suffer loss of flexibility in their joints, Be hesitant to jump, run or climb stairs.
If your dog or cat are showing any of these symptoms don’t hesitate to give us a call to discuss any further treatments.
Dr. Faught and Squint from Firehouse Animal Health Center in Austin Texas give their advice on what to do when you find an abandoned animal. It is very important to microchip your pet. Doing so will substantially increase the likelihood of your pet returning home if they were ever lost. If you have any questions for Dr. Faught send your video message to AskTheVet@KXAN.com. Hope to hear from you soon!
Dr. Faught and Mabel from Firehouse Animal Health Center in Austin Texas discuss the importance of heartworm screening. A heartworm is a parasitic worm that travels through the blood to the heart where it will live. It is a very serious disease seen in pets, and can be fatal. In Texas your pet should be on heartworm prevention all year round. If you have any questions for Dr. Faught then sent your video question to AskTheVet@KXAN.com.
Stray Animals and Pets
Dr. Faught and Walter from Firehouse Animal Health Center in Austin Texas discuss kennel cough in dogs, how cold weather can effect animals, staph infections, and feline chin acne. If you have any questions you would like to ask Dr. Faught don’t hesitate to send your video question to AskTheVet@KXAN.com.
Sunscreen on Pets
Dr. Faught and Addi from Firehouse Animal Health Center talk about the purpose of using sunscreen on dogs. Dr. Faught mentions how you can use child sunscreen and you want to make sure it doesn’t have any zink oxide in it, since it can be toxic. He also covers topics such as fleas and separation anxiety. If you have any questions for Dr. Faught send your video message to AskTheVet@KXAN.com
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