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Meet The Pug

September 15, 2021

Our canine companions come in all shapes and sizes. Big, small, sleek, fluffy, we love them all! One of the most beloved and unique-looking pooches is the pug. Fido’s adorable face and expressive eyes have definitely earned him some fans! A veterinarian discusses the pug below. History Pugs were originally bred as companion dogs for ancient Chinese nobles, including several Emperors. As one might expect, being the Emperor’s favorite pet is a pretty sweet deal. … Read More »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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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

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Reasons to Play With Your Dog

February 15, 2021

Does your dog sometimes come running up to you, holding his favorite toy? This is a pretty adorable way of asking for your attention. Actually, we always recommend obliging these requests. Playing isn’t just fun for our canine friends; it’s actually great for them! A Helotes, TX vet lists some reasons why below. Exercise One of the most important reasons to play with your four-legged friend regularly is that it’s a great way for him … Read More »

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