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Celebrating Cattober: Homemade Gifts For Fluffy

October 01, 2022
Kitten lying on yarn

Did you know that October 9th is Cattober? If you hadn’t heard of Cattober, well, it’s a pretty big deal for our feline friends. This special day has been chosen as the somewhat-official birthday for any kitty whose exact DOB isn’t known. While you don’t need a special occasion to spoil your cat, this definitely is a purrfect one. A Helotes, TX vet lists some ways to pamper your cat in this article. Cat Tower … Read More »

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Helping A Rescue Dog Adjust

September 15, 2022
Happy Dog wearing bandana

September 23rd is Adopted Dog Day. Adopting a rescue dog can be a very rewarding experience. However, dogs need some time to adjust and feel safe! Here, a Helotes, TX vet offers some advice on helping your canine companion settle in. Coming Home Before bringing your pooch inside, take him for a long walk around the block. This is important because it will help him reset and let him get his bearings. Doggy Luxuries Make … Read More »

Things Many People Don’t Know Are Dangerous To Dogs

September 01, 2022
Dog lying down

Our canine pals are very curious, and they also have quite strong appetites. Those traits, combined, leave a lot of opportunities for Fido to get into mischief. And while many people are aware of more well-known dangers, some of the things that are dangerous to Man’s Best Friend can be quite surprising. A Helotes, TX vet lists a few of the biggest ones below. Sago Palms Sago palms are often at the top of most-poisonous … Read More »

Trailering Horses In Summer 

August 15, 2022
Horses by a fence

Travel is back in full swing this year, and we know many people are enjoying things they had to put off during the pandemic. If you have a horse, you may be attending various fairs, rodeos, and other equestrian events. Or perhaps you’re more interested in taking Silver to a dude ranch or training center. Read on for some tips on traveling with horses in summer. Summer Travel Heat is going to be your biggest … Read More »

Posted in Horse Care

Keeping Horses Cool 

August 01, 2022
Big horse and little horse snuggling

It’s official: that sweltering Texas heat is at full blast. Summer can be both uncomfortable and dangerous for horses. You’ll need to take some steps to keep your hooved buddy cool as temperatures soar. Read on as a local Helotes, TX vet offers some advice on keeping your horse cool.  Turnout Time Horses really need time out of their stalls. It’s good for Silver both physically and mentally to be able to graze and move … Read More »

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How to Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer

July 15, 2022
Dog lying on grass

So you’ve got a dog. And now you’re wondering how to keep your dog cool in the summer. If you’re anything like us, you want your pet to be as comfortable and happy as possible. And who doesn’t want their pet to be happy? There are a lot of things that can affect your dog’s comfort level in the summertime. The temperature, humidity, and wind all have a big impact on how hot (or cold) … Read More »

Whippet Day

July 01, 2022
Whippet standing on rocks

July 4th is mostly known in the States for being America’s birthday. Among our canine companions, however, it’s important for another reason. It’s Whippet Day! A vet discusses these ‘pawesome’ pups below.  Basics Whippets are closely related to Greyhounds. In fact, they look like a smaller version of the famous race dogs. They are categorized in the Hound Group and, like Greyhounds, are specifically listed as sighthounds. Like many other sighthounds, they are characterized by … Read More »

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Social Petworking Month

June 15, 2022
Cat and dog lying down

Did you know that June is Social Petworking Month? One of the best things about the rise of the internet, at least in our opinion, is the endless supply of funny animal videos and cute pet pictures we can find online. As it turns out, social media has also had quite an effect on Fido and Fluffy. A local vet offers some insight on this below.  A Good Cause  You don’t need a special occasion … Read More »

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5 Reasons Zoos And Aquariums Are Important

June 01, 2022
Boy feeding deer

June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month! Zoos and aquariums may have their issues, but at the end of the day, they do serve some crucial purposes. A local vet lists some of them below. Protecting Endangered Species One of the most striking success stories here is that of the California Condor. These birds came perilously close to extinction: by 1985, there were only nine left in the wild. A massive recovery effort was launched, … Read More »

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Cat Care 101: Fluffy’s Basic Needs

May 15, 2022
Cat lying down

Cats are extremely popular pets. One reason for that is because they are very easy keepers. In fact, out of all of the animals we’ve domesticated, Fluffy may very well be the most independent. That doesn’t mean your kitty is entirely self-sufficient, though. A local vet lists some of the things your furry pal requires in this article. Food               Proper nutrition is the foundation of any good pet care … Read More »

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