June 23, 2024

500 S. Freeway

817.332.8787

abcvetclinic.com

1712 Montgomery St.

817.735.8700

cowtownvet.com 

What started in 1980 in a veterinary clinic in a small house on Tremont Avenue has grown into a full-service veterinary facility that remains family-owned to this day. Founder Dr. Billy Davis and his son, Dr. Jimmy Davis, offer general wellness care, senior pet care, small mammal care (gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc.), vaccines, radiology, diagnostics, surgery, and more.  

300 N. University Drive

817.332.3518

centralanimaldoc.com

1100 N. Blue Mound Road

817.234.9919

crpethospital.com

6120 Overton Ridge Blvd.

817.294.7733

cityviewanimalhospital.com

1824 E. Lancaster Ave.

817.332.1595

easterlancastervet.com

312 Jim Wright Freeway, White Settlement

817.246.0129

frontierpet.com

6040 Harris Parkway

817.294.8007

harrisparkwayvet.com

2928 W. Sixth St.

817.332.8179

mellinaanimalhospital.com

4801 W. Freeway

817.731.3733

theparcvet.com

3748 Basswood Blvd.

469.251.7490

pennypaws.com

1029 E. Harmon Road

817.439.4443

rickordsanimalhospital.com

4404 Southwest Blvd.

817.763.0261

rwah.vet 

We know this whole magazine has been partial to those who own dogs and cats, so for those of you who call birds, reptiles, rabbits, and pocket pets like mice, hedgehogs, guinea pigs, and sugar gliders your good pals, this animal hospital has you covered. They also offer emergency and urgent care services and alternative care options like cold laser therapy. Their in-house lab allows the team to run diagnostic tests and get you results quickly. 

3020 Sycamore School Road

817.370.5566

southmeadowanimalclinic.com

3201 Cleburne Road

817.923.6719

southsidevetclinic.com

4536 N. Tarrant Parkway

817.485.8511

summerfieldsanimalhospital.com 

913 Roberts Cut Off Road, River Oaks 

817.377.3981 

townandcountryvetclinic.net 

Like its name suggests, for those in the River Oaks area — you know, close to where the town meets the country — this veterinary clinic offers blood screening, vaccinations, deworming, declawing, dermatology, behavioral counseling, and, well, just about everything under the sun. 

3109 McCart Ave.

469.292.0651

uah.vet.com 

3325 Phoenix Drive

817.244.1201

westernhillsah.com

9911 Camp Bowie Blvd.

817.244.7742

westridgeah.com

4413 Trail Lake Drive

817.922.8022


Vet Tips 101

Some essential veterinary tips to help you keep your dogs and cats healthy and happy.

Regular Veterinary Checkups: Just like humans, dogs and cats need routine examinations to detect any underlying health issues early on. Your veterinarian will conduct a thorough physical examination, check their vital signs, and recommend necessary preventive treatments. 

Vaccinations and Preventive Care: Again, similar to the two-legged types, vaccinations play a vital role in protecting your pets from infectious diseases. Dogs and cats should receive their initial vaccinations as puppies or kittens and follow-up booster shots as recommended by your veterinarian. 

Proper Nutrition: A well-balanced diet is essential for overall health and longevity. Consult your veterinarian to determine the appropriate type and amount of food for your dog or cat, taking into consideration their age, breed, size, and any specific dietary requirements. Also, avoid feeding them table scraps or foods that are toxic to pets, such as chocolate, grapes, onions, and certain artificial sweeteners like xylitol.

Exercise and Mental Stimulation: For physical well-being, dogs require daily walks, runs, or playtime in the yard, while cats benefit from interactive toys, scratching posts, and vertical spaces for climbing. Mental stimulation is equally important, especially for indoor cats. Provide them with puzzle toys, hiding spots, and opportunities for play to keep their minds engaged and prevent boredom.

Dental Care: Poor dental hygiene can lead to dental disease, which can cause pain, tooth loss, and even systemic infections affecting other organs. Brush your pet’s teeth regularly using a pet-friendly toothbrush and toothpaste. Additionally, your veterinarian may recommend dental cleanings or provide dental chews and treats that help reduce plaque and tartar buildup.

Grooming and Hygiene: Regular grooming is necessary to keep your pet’s coat and skin healthy. Brush your dog or cat’s fur to prevent matting, remove loose hair, and promote good circulation. Trim their nails regularly to prevent overgrowth or ingrown nails. Keep their ears clean and free from excessive wax or debris to prevent ear infections. Bathing frequency varies depending on the breed and individual needs, but be sure to use pet-specific shampoos and lukewarm water.