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9 Signs That Your Pet Is In Pain

September 01, 2021

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month. Pets may be very good at making their points when they want treats, walks, or lap space, but they often have trouble letting on when they are in pain. To complicate matters, some animals also try to mask signs of illness or injury. It’s important to know what to look for. A vet lists some key ones below. Changes In Appetite Most dogs and cats are very, very enthusiastic … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, Dog Care

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 »

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 »

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

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

Senior Cat Care

March 01, 2021

Did you know that cats become seniors as early as age nine? As your kitty ages, she’ll benefit from some extra love and attention. A Helotes, TX  veterinarian discusses senior cat care below.  Playtime Fluffy will still have her occasional kitten moments, even as she grows older. Take a few minutes a day to play with your feline friend. This will help keep your cat in shape physically. It’s also good for her mind. Plus, … Read More »

Make a Resolution for Your Pet’s Health This Year

January 01, 2021

Happy New Year! Are you making resolutions? Why not include your pet? Here, your Helotes, TX veterinarian offers a few suggestions on health-conscious resolutions you can make for your animal friend this year:  See your vet regularly. One of the best things you can do for your beloved companion at every life stage is to have them examined at the vet’s office regularly. When your vet sees your pet on a regular basis, he or … Read More »

Cold Weather Pet Toxins Your Animal Friend Should Avoid

December 15, 2020

Although wintertime doesn’t get as cold here in Texas as it does in other parts of the country, it can still be pretty chilly, especially at night. And with colder weather comes a few common pet hazards to be aware of. Below, your Helotes, TX veterinarian tells you about these dangers and how to keep your pet safe and sound.  Antifreeze You might add antifreeze to your vehicle’s engine to keep it functioning properly during … Read More »

Holiday Hazards for Kitties

December 01, 2020

The holidays are officially here! At this time of year, many of our feline patients ramp their frisky settings up to 11. This can be a dangerous season for a little furball! You’ll need to take a few precautions to keep Fluffy safe. A Helotes, TX vet lists some hazards for cats in this article. Trees To be fair, Fluffy may be just as hazardous to the tree as it is to her! Your feline … Read More »

6 Reasons to Be Thankful for Pets

November 01, 2020

Thanksgiving is coming up quick! While food may take center stage at many gatherings, it’s also important to remember the reason for the holiday: gratitude. Pets are definitely something to be thankful for. A Helotes, TX vet lists some reasons why in this article.  Love Our animal companions provide us with unconditional love. The importance and benefits of that just cannot be understated! There’s something truly special about the bond people form with their furry … Read More »