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Canine Flu

February 01, 2023

Did you know that your canine companion can get the flu? In fact, there’s an outbreak going on now. Fido’s version, canine influenza virus (CIV)–also often called the dog flu—is an influenza A virus. There are several strains, but the two that are most common in the US are H3N8 and H3N2. These strains are both extremely contagious, and are the culprits behind the current outbreak. A local vet offers some information on this below. … Read More »

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Blepping In Cats

January 15, 2023

Have you ever spotted your cat just sitting there with her tongue sticking out? This is officially called blepping, and is definitely adorable to see. Of course, given how complex and unique our feline pals are, you may be wondering if this is a sign that something is wrong, or just another one of Fluffy’s many adorable (and purrplexing) quirks. A local vet discusses blepping in this article. Behind The Blep There are actually a … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

Fluffy’s Year In Review

January 01, 2023
Cat looking up and to the left

Happy New Year! As we say goodbye to 2022, many people will be looking back over the last 12 months, and ruminating on various high and low points. Actually, our feline pals also have a few things worth recapping. A local vet lists some of them below. Dave Finds A Home The World Cup has gone to the cats! This year, two British players made headlines after befriending a stray cat at their training camp … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General, News

Choosing Safe Dog Toys

December 15, 2022

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month. This is definitely a timely topic for us. Our furry patients will be getting a lot of new playthings in their stockings this month! However, while one would like to think that any products made for Fido are guaranteed to be safe, that just isn’t the case. A local vet offers some helpful tips on choosing safe toys below. Materials One of the issues with toy safety is … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

National Cat Lovers Month

December 01, 2022
Kittens playing with yarn

If you’re a cat lover, this is the month for you! From December 1st to the 31st, we’ll be celebrating National Cat Lovers Month. That means it’s time to get out your whiskers and celebrate all things feline.  So what if you don’t own a pet? This is still the perfect time of year to learn more about these wonderful creatures and perhaps adopt one yourself!  Read on as a local vet talks about cats … Read More »

Posted in Adoptions, Cat Care, News

Tips on Keeping Your Dog Safe During Thanksgiving

November 15, 2022
Dog looking up

Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together and eat lots of food, but it’s important to keep your dog safe during the holiday. Read on as a local vet offers some tips on keeping your dog safe during Thanksgiving. Doggie Dangers Pet owners should be aware of the dangers that may be present in their homes during the holiday, including leftovers with bones (which can cause choking), and cleaning products that are toxic … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, News

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

November 01, 2022
Dog and Kitten

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, and you guessed it -just like humans, pets can get cancer too. In fact, cancer is the leading cause of death in older dogs and cats, so it’s important that we have the best resources available for the prevention and treatment of this disease. Read on as a local vet talks about National Pet Cancer Awareness Month and things you can do to lower your pet’s risk of … Read More »

Posted in General, News

Playing Fetch With Your Dog

October 15, 2022
Dog running

Today is a pretty popular day among our canine buddies: it’s National Fetch Day! Fetch would definitely rank at or near the top of the list of our canine companions’ favorite games. It’s a great way for your cute pet to get some exercise in, and just spend some time with his best friend (you). A local Helotes, TX vet offers some tips on playing Fetch in this article. Training Fetch comes pretty naturally to … Read More »

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 »

Posted in Cat Care, General

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 »