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Posted on: February 20, 2019

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, 2019

Vaccinate Your Dog, Protect Them 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 31, 2019

Steps to Avoiding Coyote Encounters

Coyote

Many residents have reached out to Irving Animal Services (IAS) expressing concerns about coyote sightings and recent news reports regarding coyote attacks in Frisco. Experts nationwide aren’t sure what is causing the reported attacks and are continuing t...

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Animal Services
Posted on: January 30, 2019

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; restricting out...
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Animal Services
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Safety Tips for Nighttime Dog Walking

Woman walking her dog at night.

The daylight is shorter but you 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 safety tips t...

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Animal Services
Posted on: January 15, 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...
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