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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 »

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 »

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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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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 Gifts for Dogs

November 15, 2020

The holiday season is officially here. Many people are choosing gifts for their loved ones. Don’t forget to pick up a few things for your canine companion! A local Helotes, TX vet lists a few ‘pawesome’ holiday gifts for dogs in this article.   Beds A good bed is a wonderful gift for your canine buddy. While a basic bed is fine for any pooch, keep in mind that some pups do have specific preferences here. … Read More »

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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 »