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Why You Should Never Feed Your Pet Grapes or Raisins

August 15, 2021

Have you ever considered feeding your dog or cat a grape or its dried counterpart, the raisin? It’s not a good idea. It turns out that grapes and raisins can actually prove toxic to our animal friends. These humble fruits can cause poisoning and even death in the most extreme cases. Read on as your local veterinarian tells you more about grape and raisin poisoning in pets. Why are grapes and raisins poisonous? You might … 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 »

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 »

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 »

How to Reduce the Risk of Colic in Horses

January 15, 2021

If you’ve spent any time around horses, you likely know that colic is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to caring for them. Colic is a painful gastrointestinal issue in horses, and can be fatal. Colic can be caused by many different things, so there is no way to completely ensure that your horse will never get it. However, there are ways to reduce the risks. A Helotes, TX veterinarian lists some of … 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 »

Keeping Your Horse’s Teeth Healthy

September 15, 2020

Did you know that dental issues can lead to some very serious trouble in horses? Not only are toothaches very painful for equines, they can also cause problems with nutrition and digestion. This can cause or contribute to some dangerous medical issues, such as colic. Here, a Helotes, TX vet discusses keeping your horse’s teeth healthy. Regular Exams Dental checkups are just as important for horses as they are for people. Have your horse’s choppers … Read More »

Acupuncture for Pets

August 15, 2020

Here at Pipe Creek Animal Clinic, we are proud to offer acupuncture. Acupuncture may be new to the world of veterinary medicine, but it’s been around for thousands of years. This ancient practice can be very beneficial for our furry patients! Here, a Helotes, TX vet discusses acupuncture for pets. Basics As you may know, acupuncture is centered on the use of thin needles, which are inserted into the body at specific points. We know, … Read More »