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Help Pets Find Homes Post Harvey and Irma

Hurricane Harvey and Irma may be gone, but the after effects are still 347666-2around. Over 300 dogs from the coast still have not found their owners

Since just after Labor Day, Cypress Creek Pet Care has been hosting 26 of these dogs. Only two have found their owners. Continue…

Canine Influenza: How To Protect Your Pet

You may have heard in the news or online about the outbreak of Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) in dogs. The current outbreak appears to have started in Georgia and Florida at a dog show.  Other dogs in 12 states have tested positive, many from exposure to the original dogs.

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Cypress Creek working toward Fear Free Certification

The doctors and staff at Cypress Creek Pet Care are proud to announce their participation in the Fear Free Program for dogs and cats.FearFree_Corp_RGB_large copy

The Fear FreeSM training and certification program helps veterinarians modify their procedures, handling, and facilities to help pets feel safe and comfortable while receiving the medical care they need.

Founded by veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker, the Fear Free training program was developed by board-certified veterinary behaviorists, veterinary technician behavior specialists, board-certified veterinary anesthetists, well-known veterinary practice management experts, and boarded veterinary practitioners experienced in Fear Free methods.

Cypress Creek’s own Dr. Hopper has already become certified, and the Technician department is currently taking the 9-hour long modules to earn their certification. Each module contains videos, protocols, and recommendations and concludes with a 20-question test.

Our goal is to attain Fear Free Practice Certification when it becomes available in 2018. We hope you and your pet see a difference! As the Fear Free program says, “…let’s take the PET out of petrified.”

For more information about the Fear Free, contact us or visit: http://www.fearfreepets.com/.

November Pet Wellness Tips from the Cypress Creek Pet Care Team

The team at Cypress Creek Pet Care want to keep you informed about current issues affecting your pets. Read on to learn more about the Zika Virus, VetSource and the upcoming holiday season. 

kennel coughZika Virus– According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there have not been any cases of animals ill from the Zika virus nor has any spread from an animal to a human of Zika ocurred.  Zika is a virus spread by the Aedes mosquito that causes birth defects in people.  For more information, click here.

shop-onlineVet Source –  Do you want one less errand to run?  Order your pet’s prescription food from our online pharmacy, VetSource.  You can put your order on an automatic shipment and forget about it.  To learn more about how to schedule auto-refills, visit our website.

Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are around the corner!

  • While we are full for Thanksgiving boarding, we still have some room for Christmas and New Years.
  • Be careful of fatty holiday foods!  High fat foods can cause stomach upset and even lead to pancreatitis which can require long expensive hospital stays.
    • Other holiday dangers:  alcohol, chocolate, yeast dough, Christmas tree water.
    • For more information and other hazards, visit Winter Holiday Hazards For Pets.

Cypress Creek Pet Care is now Cat Friendly Certified

Cypress Creek Pet Care implements Cat Friendly Practice Program

What does it mean for cat owners to choose a Certified Cat Friendly Practice?

Cat Friendly Designation Elevates Cat Care

cat friendly practiceThe cat is king. With cats being the most beloved pet in the country, there is a growing need to improve the health care and overall well-being of the feline population. Whether it’s a routine checkup or special visit, the staff at Cypress Creek Pet Care is committed to ensuring that cats get the best care. And, to further its dedication, the clinic recently implemented the Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) program to offer pet owners more at every phase of the cat’s health care process. “We are committed to providing quality care to our feline patients,” said Dr. Susan Hopper of Cypress Creek Pet Care. “When we heard about the CFP program, we knew it was time to take a fresh look at the practice to determine what could be done to make the veterinary visit more positive for cats and cat owners.”

Program Puts Cats First

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) pioneered the CFP program to provide a framework for creating a positive practice environment for cats, including medical care that supports the cat’s unique needs and knowledgeable staff members who understand feline-friendly handling. “The AAFP realizes that cats present unique challenges before, during, and after a veterinary visit,” said Dr. Susan Little, DVM, DABVP (Feline) & President, American Association of Feline Practitioners. “Some things that can cause a cat anxiety include aversion to carriers, sensitivity to new sights and smells, and the added stress of an unfamiliar location or experience. Understanding these obstacles helped to shape the CFP program and its dedication to putting the needs of cats first.” At a CFP-designated clinic, the veterinary staff incorporates cat-friendly features into the physical environment of the practice including special waiting rooms or waiting accommodations, feline-sensitive examination rooms and ward facilities, and equipment appropriate specifically for cats. Staff members also approach cat care in a different manner. The staff learns how to understand the needs of the cat such as how to interpret a cat’s facial expression and body language. Furthermore, the staff is well-trained in alternate techniques to calm an anxious cat and ensure that exams and procedures do not escalate anxiety.

Cypress Creek Pet Care Boosts Cat Care

“We evaluated every aspect of the practice and its environment from the perspective of the cat,” Dr. Hopper said. “We can proudly say that from the minute they walk through the door, our patients and clients will be part of a welcoming, comfortable experience that will ultimately lead to the improved health of our feline patients.”

For more information about Cypress Creek Pet Care, visit us at www.cypresscreekpetcare.com or call 512.331.8555.

Therapeutic Laser Therapy

The Doctors and Staff at Cypress Creek Pet Care are excited to announce the addition of Therapeutic Laser Treatments.

What is a Laser? Interestingly these beams of light are all around us. We have Class I lasers in our CD players and we see Class II at the grocery store when our purchases are scanned. Therapeutic Lasers are class IV and the strongest. The technology was approved by the FDA in 2005 to use in treatment of disease and disorders.

What does it do? The laser emits light at a high frequency. It decreases pain by releasing endorphins, decreases inflammation by increasing white blood cell activity and decreasing inflammatory mediators, and increases healing by increasing blood flow. The term currently used is “photo-bio-stimulation”.

What problems can it address? Any issue that needs to heal and/or decrease its inflammation can benefit by adding Laser treatment to the plan:

Orthopedics: arthritis, hip dysplasia, fracture repair, joint inflammation
Skin disease- hot spots, infected skin from bacteria, fungal diseases, abscesses
Ear infections Anal gland inflammation Bladder inflammation (Cystitis) Pancreatitis
Post- operative care

When should the Laser NOT be used? Since it speeds up cell growth, Laser Therapy should not be used in cases of cancers. Active bleeding can also worsen with a Laser. Eye protection needs to be used to not damage the retina of patient, user or observer and therefore should also not be used on the eye itself.

Does Laser Therapy replace other treatments? Laser therapy is added to a patient’s plan and can increase the effectiveness of medications, surgery, and other treatment recommendations that the doctor will make.

How often is the Laser Therapy? It depends on the disease or disorder. A one- time treatment can be effective for problems that heal such as infections; however, long term disorders like arthritis can take multiple sessions until response it seen, then treatment is tapered to reach comfort and maintenance.

Ask how a Laser therapy plan can benefit your pet!

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I am new to Cedar Park and needed to find a new vet for my pets, one of whom has special needs. As soon as I took the tour, I was hooked. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, and the cleanest vet clinic I've been in.-Chelaine

Loved the TLC and patience given!-Kathy

The staff and Dr.'s are always friendly and we are taken back almost as soon as we get there.-Anonymous

I have been coming to Dr. Schubert for 8 years and she has shown nothing but genuine concern and caring for my animals, through life and death. The staff is also personable and caring, always putting your pet first.-Anonymous

You definitely get the feeling as though they treat your pet as if it were their own.-Sean

We are new to having a fur companion and had lots of questions and concerns regarding our puppy. CCPC addressed the ones that we could remember along with what to expect and their recommendations. -Christel

My pets are part of my family, and Dr. Bouloy really understands. He and his staff are always caring and never too busy to make me and my furry babies feel like we are their main priority. I always leave with a comforted feeling!-Katie

We did not see a Dr...we brought our doggies for grooming and they were in need of attention! She did a GREAT job with both of them and we shall be coming on schedule now that we found her. Thank You!-Carol

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