Dear Tabby, Our vet has suggested a professional dental cleaning for our dog. I didn’t even know that dogs need to have their teeth cleaned! Are regular dental cleanings really necessary for our dog? Confused about Doggie Dental Health in the Heights Dear Confused, As you probably know, humans should visit their dentist twice a year for a dental cleaning and exam, but did you know your pet should also visit the veterinarian for teeth cleaning once a year? February is Pet Dental Health Month and keeping your pet’s teeth clean is an important part of ensuring that your pet stays healthy. Gum disease is the most common disease occurring in pets today. Plaque and tartar buildup can cause bad breath, bleeding, painful, irritated gums that affect eating and can even cause microscopic damage … [Read more...] about Should you have your dog’s teeth professionally cleaned?
While Charlie Wilkinson enjoys the camping, canoeing and other activities he experiences through being a Boy Scout with Troop 604, it’s the leadership skills that have him seeking to be an Eagle Scout. “(Scouts) helps teach us boys leadership so when we go out into the real world we already have a sense of leadership,” Wilkinson said. The sophomore at Waltrip High School is in the process of working toward that goal by organizing his Eagle Scout project. Wilkinson, along with volunteers, will meet from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at Stevens Elementary School, 1910 Lamonte Ln. They'll build three raised flower beds and a Gaga Ball Pit, which is an octagonal pit used to play Gaga, a game that is a lot like dodgeball but considered to be gentler. “My project is helping out … [Read more...] about Waltrip student seeking help for Eagle Scout project
The Arts Yola Friday, Feb. 7 7 p.m. The Heights Theater – 339 W. 19th St. Yola is performing at The Heights Theater. Colter Wall Friday, Feb. 7 7 p.m. White Oak Music Hall – 2915 N. Main Colter Wall is performing at White Oak Music Hall with Summer Dean. Moon Hooch Friday, Feb. 7 8 p.m. White Oak Music Hall – 2915 N. Main Moon Hooch is performing at White Oak Music Hall with The Main Squeeze. Backspace Saturday, Feb. 8 6:30 p.m. White Oak Music Hall – 2915 N. Main Backspace is performing at White Oak Music Hall. DeadEye Saturday, Feb. 8 8 p.m. White Oak Music Hall – 2915 N. Main DeadEye is performing a Grateful Dead tribute at White Oak Music Hall with The Main Squeeze. AMOR ETERNO: The Heart Show Saturday, Feb. 8 2 – 5 p.m. Casa Ramirez FOLKART … [Read more...] about Things To Do (Feb. 8 Edition)
Authorities have arrested a man they say is responsible for an area shooting that left another man hospitalized early last Sunday morning. The Houston Police Department said 21-year-old David Jose Molina-Lopez has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection to the incident, which happened about 1:15 a.m. Sunday. Police say the victim, 48-year-old Jose Eulogio Diaz Orellana, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition. According to HPD, Orellana was standing and drinking in the rear parking lot of the Innsbruck-Lemoyne Apartments complex at 4601 Sherwood Ln. when Molina-Lopez allegedly approached him and opened fire, shooting Orellana multiple times in the abdomen. Witnesses told police that Molina-Lopez fled the scene on foot, according … [Read more...] about Area shooting suspect arrested
Dear Tabby, We’re moving in a couple of months and we want to make the transition a bit easier for our already-skittish cat. Any advice for minimizing the stress on her during and after the move? Moving on Up in Garden Oaks Dear Moving on Up, Congratulations on the move! (And we sincerely hope that you’re staying in one of the neighborhoods served by The Leader ... or, that you continue to read online!) Moving households can be very stressful for most pets. Imagine all of the new smells and sights that must bombard your pet! The good news is that with a little care and forethought, you can make your move as easy as possible for your pets. Watch for signs of stress Cats are very territorial, so their home is their castle and, quite honestly, they’d be perfectly content to never … [Read more...] about Alleviate stress on cats when moving