Sunshine Mills, Inc. is expanding its voluntary recall of certain pet food products that were made with corn that contained Aflatoxin at levels above FDA’s action levels. This is an expansion of the recall initiated September 2, 2020, after an investigation conducted along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determined that additional corn-based pet food products produced between April 3, 2020 and April 5, 2020 may contain corn from a single load of corn with elevated levels of aflatoxin. Aflatoxin is...
The following are some common pet poisons based on what we see in our hospital and based on calls to the ASPCA Pet Poison Control Hotline. If you suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, call the APPC Hotline at 888-426-4435. Once you start a case with APPC, they will advise you whether or not you need to seek emergency treatment for your pet.Read more »
Welcome to Hill Country Animal Hospital! We want you to know that our mission is to treat every patient as our own through compassionate customized medical care while providing an atmosphere in which our clients feel like family. With this in mind, we want to assure you that even with COVID-19 protocols in place we hope you feel welcome and know that we are taking loving care of your pet.
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our COVID-19 appointment protocols...Read more »
Check out this recipe for doggy doughnuts and let us know what your furry friend thinks of his or her new breakfast snack!Read more »
Preparing for Surgery
Your intake appointment will last approximately 15 minutes. You may complete your surgical pet history form online and hit the submit button to send it directly to us. Follow this link to complete your form online Surgical Pet History Form If you are unable to bring your pet in yourself, please make sure that the person who will be bringing your pet in has general knowledge of your pet and is authorized to give written consent to surgical consent forms and estimates. We are happy to make other arrangements for you if necessary.
We will schedule your appointment for discharge when you drop off. Please allow about 15 minutes for this appointment. You will receive discharge instructions and can have any questions concerning recovery answered at this time. Please note that the discharge appointments are between 5 pm and 7 pm in order to provide our staff enough time to recover all surgery patients for the day, prior to beginning our discharge appointments.
Feeding and medication instructions for surgery are as follows:
• No food after 10 pm the night before surgery.
• Please allow your pet to have access to water throughout the night until you bring him or her in to be dropped off.
• If your pet is on medication we want you to give it as scheduled. Please let the nurse know what medications you have given that morning. If you have questions about your pet's medication let us know beforehand and we can speak with your doctor and verify instructions for you.
• Owners of diabetic pets, please call for feeding and insulin instructions. Instructions may be patient specific so we need to verify with the doctor if you have not already discussed this. Do not withhold food and give insulin!
We will call you 2 days prior to surgery to confirm your appointment. If you have any questions at any time, please feel free to call us at 210-695-4455. You can also email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please keep in mind that the order of procedures is determined by the doctor on the day of surgery once all patients have been checked in. We will make every effort to contact you regarding your pet's status by 2:30 p.m.. If you have not heard from us by then, please feel free to call and you will be directly connected to your pet's nurse. Please reference your pet's name when calling.
Since some decisions are time sensitive, it is extremely important that you provide a telephone number where you can be reached while your pet is here with us. We want to assure you that your pet's health and well-being are our top priority and we take the trust you place in us very seriously. Thank you for choosing Hill Country Animal Hospital and we look forward to working with you to ensure that your pet lives a long and healthy life.
If you have been looking for an alternative to elizabethan collars, your search is over! The Palms Pet Resort & Spa now carries Cover Me pet onesies by Tui. These onesies are 100% hypoallergenic cotton with convenient potty flap.Read more »
Have you downloaded our hospital app? This app was designed to make your busy life easier. If you are sitting at home any night after we close and remember that you need to order your dog's medication or prevention, all you have to do is pick up your phone and us ethe app to send us a request or a message.
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From Our Blog:
I Think My Pet Ate Something Poisonous
Do you think that could be poisonous? Have you ever uttered these words wondering if your pet just ate something that could be poisonous? I think we all have at one time or another. It is not a good feeling! The situation is only compounded when your pet ingests something questionable AFTER your veterinarian has […]Read More
When The Heat Goes Up, So Does The Danger of Heatstroke
Surviving the Heat We are feeling the heat right now! July in Texas is sweltering and we know the heat will get worse moving forward. Hill Country Animal Hospital wants to share some important tips on how to make sure your pets stay safe in the heat this summer. Summer is a fun time of […]Read More