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Spotlight On Assistance Dogs

August 01, 2021

International Assistance Dog Week starts today, August 1st. The 4th is also International Assistance Dog Day. Our canine companions are truly amazing animals! Fido’s devotion, intelligence, and hard work are special gifts, ones that allow him to help people with disabilities or medical challenges live independently. A vet discusses assistance dogs in this article. A Helping Paw Assistance Dog Week started with the intent to honor all of the loving, devoted pups that help their … Read More »

Keeping an Outdoor Cat Healthy

July 15, 2021

Do you let your feline buddy go outdoors? Have you perhaps adopted—or half-adopted—a local kitty? While we always recommend keeping Fluffy inside, we do understand that some of our feline friends enjoy exploring the Great Outdoors. Others may have never become accustomed to indoor life. In this article, a vet offers some advice on keeping an outdoor cat happy, healthy, and purring. Food Like any animal, Fluffy needs good food in order to thrive. Kibble … Read More »

What to Know About Grain-Free Dog Food

July 01, 2021

You’ve probably heard about grain-free or gluten-free products over the past few years. They’ve gained a lot of popularity recently, and grain-free products have found their way into the pet food world, too. But is a grain-free diet right for your dog? Let’s take a closer look at what grain-free means and whether or not it’s the right choice for your pet.  What is grain-free dog food?  Grain-free dog food is just what it sounds … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Introducing a Dog to Your Resident Cat

June 15, 2021

Are you adopting a dog? Congratulations! Of course, if you have a cat, your kitty probably won’t be as enthusiastic as we are. First impressions are a very big deal to pets, so it’s important to handle introductions properly. Here, a vet discusses getting Fido and Fluffy started out on the right paw. Sniff Before bringing Fido in, put Fluffy in a quiet back room with kitty essentials. After your pup has sniffed everything, let … Read More »

How to Make Your Puppy’s Training Stick

June 01, 2021

Have you recently added a puppy to your household? Congratulations on your new addition! Puppies are a lot of work, but they’re also loads of fun. One of the most important aspects of raising a well-mannered and well-adjusted puppy is proper training. The question is, how do you make your puppy’s training stick? There’s no sense in training your puppy when they’re young only for your hard work to go to waste.  Use these simple … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Dog Care

Meet the Persian

May 15, 2021

Do you have a Persian? Persians are one of the most popular breeds in the world. These adorable kitties really are very sweet and lovable pets! A vet discusses the Persian below. Temperament Persians are usually quite relaxed and laid back. They’re also very affectionate, and love to snuggle. In one study, the Persian scored higher than non-pedigreed kitties in many categories, including vocalization, cleanliness, and how affectionate they are. However, they can be choosy … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Help! My Dog Won’t Stop Sneezing

May 01, 2021

Just like you, your dog sneezes sometimes. Most often, it’s simply because small particles of dust, dirt, grass, or other materials make their way into the nasal passages—your dog uses their nose to explore the world, after all. But what happens if your dog sneezes frequently, or won’t stop sneezing? Here are some of the most common reasons that dogs sneeze:  Play Sneezing Did you know that most dogs sneeze when they’re playing? Whether your … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Invisible Fences: Do or Don’t?

April 15, 2021

As you may know, our canine companions love to run and play outside. The vast majority of dogs will both enjoy and benefit from having a fenced-in yard. If you’re looking at installing fencing, so your pup can have an outdoor play space, you may be wondering about invisible fences. A local vet lists some things to consider below. Pros Invisible fences do offer some appealing benefits. One of the bigger selling points is that … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Life With an Active Dog

April 01, 2021

Do you have an energetic, playful pup? There are few things more adorable than dogs happily bouncing or racing around. Of course, every pooch is different. You’ll need to tailor your pet’s workout regimen to suit him. A Helotes, TX veterinarian offers some advice on this below. Exercise Make sure your canine buddy is getting enough exercise and stimulation. Exactly how much activity your dog needs will depend on his breed, age, and size. Large … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

7 Ways to Celebrate Respect Your Cat Day

March 15, 2021

March 28th is a pretty important day for our feline friends. It’s Respect Your Cat Day! Of course, kitties have a way of demanding respect every day. Anyone who’s ever been late with their pet’s breakfast can tell you that! However, showing your cute pet her proper dues does go further than filling her food bowls on time. Here, a Helotes, TX vet lists some simple ways to make sure your furry buddy feels respected. … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General