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"After having my pets cared for by Dr. Price in Houston, DFW area, and now Abilene, I have to say she offers the Best Pet Care Anywhere!"

J. Kelly M. - Houston (Email Review)

Windmill Animal Hospital
2 Windmill Circle
(next to Sam's)
Abilene, TX 79606

325-698-VETS (8387)
325-698-8391 (fax)
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Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm

"We're new to town and read the reviews for Dr Price and decided to Windmill a go. So happy we did! Their whole office from the front desk to the treatment and meeting Dr Price was 5 Star all the way! I know our babies will be well taken care of! I even had a technician help me out to the car which made my day as I had my hands FULL! Would recommend to anyone! "

Susie G. - Abilene (Google Reviews)

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"This is the best vet in Abilene! I have tried countless other veterinary clinics and Windmill out-does them all. They value my pet and my experience more than my money, and they are always showing care and compassion to both my dog and me. They even call after every appointment, just to check-up and make sure we're doing okay! AMAZING service and incredible people!"

Kelly S. - Abilene (Website Comment/Review)


Why does my dog scoot his rear end on the carpet?

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Pets "scoot" due to three main reasons.  First of all, the pet's anal area may simply itch, usually due to allergic problems.  Second, the pet may scoot if it is having a problem with tapeworms.  The tapeworm segments emerge freely from the anus, and can provoke some chapping and irritation in the area.  Third, and most commonly, scooting can be a sign of anal discomfort, due to full or impacted anal glands.  These anal glands are located on either side of the anus, and are normally expressed during defecation.  Commonly, the anal glands will become impacted, and cannot be emptied by the pet through defecation, or even scooting and chewing. This makes your pet miserable--like sitting on 2 marbles.  It also is very painful for your pet to even attempt a bowel movement with impacted anal glands.  If allowed to progress too far, the impacted anal glands can even rupture through the skin next to the anaus and drain--a bona fide veterinary emergency.  Your pet's anal glands can be manually expressed in a quick office procedure at Windmill Animal Hospital.  For those pets with chronic problems with their anal glands, the veterinarians at Windmill Animal Hospital will design a long-term management plan to make sure your pet stays comfortable and happy.