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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

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 »

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 »

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 »

4 Pet Safety Tips for “Home Alone” Dogs

April 01, 2022
Collie leaning on wall

As a pet parent, it can be hard to leave your dog at home alone, wondering if something might happen to him while you’re away. Considering Fido is, after all, just an innocent pooch, leaving him home alone can be a recipe for disaster under the right circumstances. Fortunately, there are things you can do to ensure your pet’s safety when you’re away. In this post, a veterinarian shares some safety tips for “home alone” … Read More »

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5 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog 

March 01, 2022
2 Dogs in Bibs

As dog-lovers, who among us hasn’t given in to throwing Fido a scrap or two when we’re eating? Those big watery eyes are hard to say no to, but sometimes it’s necessary. Some foods just aren’t good for dogs and can even harm them. Knowing which morsels and treats to keep away from your canine buddy can help ensure he stays healthy. Here, a veterinarian lists 6 types of foods you should never feed your … Read More »

Dog Collar or Harness? – The Pros and Cons

January 15, 2022
Child Petting Dogs

If you enjoy walks with Fido as much as he does, ensuring he wears the most comfortable and maneuverable attire can help make your daily adventures together all the more enjoyable. While collars may be the more traditional and convenient option, some dogs are better off wearing a harness. Read on to find out the pros and cons of dog collars vs harnesses and see which one is best for you and your canine pal.  … Read More »

Flying With Fido

December 01, 2021
Dog lying down

Season’s Greetings! This year’s holiday season is shaping up to be much busier than last year’s was. Many people like to bring their dogs with them when traveling …. even on planes. But is that a good idea? A vet discusses flying with Fido below. Think It Over Flying can be quite stressful for dogs. Fido doesn’t really understand the concept of flight, and can get very scared by the noise and vibration. Your canine … Read More »

How Old Is Your Dog?

November 15, 2021
Dog waiting in car

If you’ve adopted a dog or taken in a stray, determining how old he is can be challenging. Fido may act like a big clumsy puppy, but looks can be deceiving. And that old formula, “Dogs live seven years for every one human year” isn’t really accurate, as that calculation only works if you know a dog’s age. However, you can “guesstimate” your canine pal’s age by tracking a few telltale signs. Genetics First and … Read More »

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