Healthy Pets Healthy Streets
The initiative offers free spay/neuter and wellness services to pet owners in neighborhoods with a large number of stray animals and dog bite complaints in the City. Although we focus our outreach efforts in these area, we offer the free service to anyone that lives within the City of Houston limits. WHY WE’RE DOING IT:As the fourth largest city in the United States and with a favorable year-round climate for stray and homeless animals, Houston has a large and ever-growing animal overpopulation problem. Although many individual organizations have worked to help reduce the problem across the community, it has become clear that a strong partnership of pet advocates in Houston needed to come together and take on the problem together. We have teamed up with several of Houston’s top pet advocacy organizations, Friends for Life as Houston’s leading No Kill shelter, SNAP,Emancipet, and Houston Humane Society to use a strategic, targeted approach to reduce pet overpopulation, promote pet wellness, and educate Houstonians on what responsible pet ownership looks like.
More healthy and sterilized pets also mean healthier and safer streets and sidewalks. This project is a comprehensive quality of life improvement for both the pets and the people living in the impacted areas. THE APPROACH:This is an approach to reduce the number of stray and homeless animals in Houston. Given the sheer size of Houston and the fact that hundreds of thousands of stray animals roam the streets each day, a strategic approach was critical in order to ensure a true reduction in pet overpopulation across the community over time. Pet advocacy groups in Austin, Texas successfully used this approach, and we hope to repeat that success in Houston.
You can also help by educating others about being responsible pet owners. As we continue launching additional efforts in neighborhoods across the community, your donation can help more and more pets get the services they need.
Healthy Pets USA
We want to be sure that everyone has the opportunity to provide life-saving wellness care for their pet. That’s why we offer the most competitive pricing for low cost vaccines for dogs and cats as well as deworming, heartworm testing and prevention, flea prevention and microchips available. ALL SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN. It can be confusing to know what your pet needs to be healthy. Current clients of Healthy Pets USA and Healthy Pets Houston are now able to purchase a full line of prescription heartworm and flea prevention products as well as a variety of other products through our on-line pharmacy, mailed directly to your home for your convenience!
For refills of heartworm and flea prevention, please send an email through the Contact Us page to have medications mailed to your house. Plastic lifetime replaceable ID tag stamped with pet microchip number. Travel Assistance for Found Pets: Your home again membership covers up to $500 pet airfare when your dog or cat is found over 500 miles away. Healthy Pets USA carries Bravecto, cat and small dog sizes of Activyl and Trifexis on-site at all vaccine clinic locations. Healthy Pets USA requires a current heartworm test before our veterinarians will prescribe heartworm prevention.
Heartworm tests are $20 or $10 with purchase of a year prevention. TriHeart is a tablet given once a month by mouth to prevent heartworms, roundworms and hookworms! Sold as a 6 month supply. This pet would be given one dose from both sizes once a month.
Vet searched and subpoenaed in massive dog fighting investigation
Another dog recovered in a massive dog fighting investigation came from a west side veterinarian, according to new court records obtained by ABC 6/FOX 28. While police and agents with the Capital Area Humane Society and ASPCA searched five home on the west and east sides of the city and seized 45 dogs in the process, agents with the USDA searched Healthy Pets of Westgate on West Broad Street Tuesday. The veterinarian at the clinic told agents Hill dropped off Escobar Monday and said the dog’s owner, who has not been charged, had to leave town. Healthy Pets of Westgate would like to make it clear that it is not targeted in the investigation and complied with the requests to keep the dog until agents could obtain a court order to seize it. In a prior story, ABC-6 indicated there was police tape on the animal hospital’s roof.
Healthy Pets of Westgate tells ABC 6/FOX 28 that the police tape on its roof was caution tape from a nearby parking lot where a light pole had fallen and the wind blew the tape onto its roof. Three of the four men charged have already posted their $40,000 bonds.
OurPets Comfort Feeder Healthy Pet Diner Raised Dog Bowls Elevated Feeder Double Stainless Steel Bowls with Stand
The bowls are imported from India, and have cellophane tape attached – presumably to prevent them from getting scratched during shipping – but the cheap tape leaves all of its adhesive on the bowl, and was a chore to remove, something one should not have to deal with. One of them had a nickel sized dent in the bottom corner – no worries though as the sheet metal is flimsy, allowing me to pop it 90% back into form with a broom handle. The base is solid & looks good for recycled plastic, and the flimsy bowls settle in perfectly.