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Posted on: February 10, 2020

The Challenge Migratory Birds Pose for Irving Residents

Nesting Great Blue Heron with baby.

Texas is a major route for migratory birds shuttling between the United States and Canada, and this springtime event can impact residential, commercial and industrial properties.

Nesting birds – herons, egrets and other nesting water birds &n...

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Animal Services
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Vaccinate Your Dog, Protect Against Distemper and Parvo

Pet-Vaccination

Springtime in Texas means warmer temperatures, more fun outdoor activities and unfortunately, a surge in parvo and distemper infections in animals. Irving Animal Services (IAS) is seeing an increase in sick raccoons, most likely caused by the distemper vi...

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Animal Services
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Post-Operative Care Guidelines for Pets

Post-Operative Care Guidelines for Pets

Proper pet care is important after any surgery, including spaying and neutering. Follow these guidelines to avoid serious injury and maintain optimum health.

  1. Limit a pet’s activities for up to two weeks. This includes no running or jumping; restr...
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Animal Services
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips

Woman and beagle looking at falling snow.

Brrrr, its cold outside. During the winter months, pets are susceptible to the frigid cold temperatures just like their owners. Follow these tips to keep your pet warm and healthy this winter.

  • Wipe their paws. Walking in the neighborhood, a dog’s paws can ...
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Animal Services
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Safety Tips for Nighttime Dog Walking

Woman walking her dog at night.

As the daylight is shorter but residents can still enjoy an evening stroll through the neighborhood with your beloved pet. A nighttime walk also is a good bonding experience for you, your pet and the “great outdoors.” Follow these safe...

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Animal Services
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Pet's Excessive Barking, Howling can be a Nuisance to Neighbors

Dog Howling Outside

Excessive barking, howling or other noises from animals kept on a resident’s property disturb the peace and quiet of surrounding neighbors. It is also a violation of Section 6-5 Loud Animals of the Irving Code of Ordinances.

Residents can report a problem ...

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Animal Services