You think it's hot? 

With temperatures approaching the low 100s, 
Heritage Animal Hospital is urging all pet owners to provide sufficient shade, shelter or an inside area for their companion animals as well as adequate water. Animals left out in the direct sunlight or in a car can suffer from hyperthermia (elevated body temperature) which can prove fatal.

Watch for excessive panting, excessive drooling, rapid heart rate, shock, tremors, seizures, bright red tongue and pale gums. If you notice your pet exhibiting any of the above signs, quickly

  • remove your pet from the heat

  • give it cool water and cool your pet down with a garden hose (Do not submerge him or her or try to "ice" him down. The sudden change in temperature may cause more damage.)

  • you may also cool him or her down with damp towels

  • apply rubbing alcohol to the pads of the dog's paws (this can safely release some of the built up heat in the dog's body)

  • transport the dog to your vet (or emergency clinic) in an air-conditioned vehicle

Heritage Animal Hospital

111 Woodland Trail Dr.
Friendswood, Texas 77546
Phone 281-482-2003
Fax 281-482-8583

Welcome to Heritage Animal Hospital ! in Friendswood, Texas, the veterinarians at Heritage Animal Hospital are committed to your pet's health. Heritage Animal Hospital excels in the science of Veterinary medicine and was founded in 1990. Since then Dr. Ann Kivney and our staff have excelled in compassionate  veterinary care in the Friendswood area.

Heritage Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care for pets. We provide friendly, informative, and supportive services for you and your pet, while maintaining a superior working environment for our employees.

Heritage Animal Hospital offers the Friendswood animal community emergency veterinary services as well as medical, surgical, and dental veterinary care. With an in-house pharmacy and access to specialists, our facility offers a one stop for your pet's health and medical care.

Your Pets . . . Our Family!

We are open for appointments and emergencies during normal business hours and on Saturdays.